Why Shaunie Should Leave 'Basketball Wives'


Writing for Clutch magazine, Kirsten West-Savali says that Shaunie O'Neal knows she's better than the image she's presenting to the world.

I don’t say this because of the typical criticisms you may hear concerning the show, such as it “portrays women of color in a bad light.” Personally, as I’ve said in a previous article on Clutch, these women don’t represent me, they represent themselves, and I refuse to stake ownership in their actions.


It’s time for Shaunie to leave because she’s obviously ready to leave.

Just like that bad marriage that you hold on to for dear life, anytime you have to consult your pastor to determine if you should leave or stay, you already know that answer.

Read Kirsten West Savali's entire piece at Clutch magazine.

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