VH1's "Basketball Wives"

Basketball Wives
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 10, 2010

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Miami socialite Suzie Ketcham had a 10-year relationship with retired NBA player Micheal Olowakandi. Best Suzie quote: “I’m about to raise some hell.”

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Nigerian-British player Olowakandi has two children with Suzie Ketcham. He played for NBA teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics before retiring in 2007.

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A former dancer for NBA teams, Reed has a son with Orlando Magic power forward Dwight Howard. Best Royce quote: “I think there’s a misconception about me, that I’m a gold digger.”

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Jennifer’s husband is former Charlotte Bobcats forward Eric Williams.
Best Jennifer quote: “There are some great perks to being married to a basketball player…but this whole lifestyle is dysfunctional.”

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New Jersey native Eric Williams has played for NBA teams like the Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Bobcats.

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Govan is engaged to Orlando Magic forward Matt Barnes. Her NBA wife experience isn’t like her co-stars, she says. Best Gloria quote: “I have what they don’t have.”

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A free agent with the Orlando Magic, Barnes’ eight year NBA career includes stints with the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns. He hopes the “BW” co-stars don’t rub off on his fiancee Gloria Govan.

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Lozada had a 10-year relationship with former Memphis Grizzlies player Antoine Walker. Post-breakup she opened a shoe store in Miami. Best Evelyn quote: “I wanna be able to find someone that’s right for me.”

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The couple in happier times. “I’m excited to move on with my life,” Evelyn tells the girls on “Basketball Wives.”

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Moxam is the ex-girlfriend of LA Clippers player Rasual Butler.

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Philadelphia native Rasual Butler’s NBA career has included stints with Miami Heat and New Orleans Hornets. He currently plays for the LA Clippers.

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