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Vh1 dropped the first teaser trailer for the new season 5 of Basketball Bullies Wives, original flavor. But since everyone knows Black America’s favorite ratchet soap opera is Vh1’s other hit show Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, (aka “As the Hood Turns”), does the old, boring, drink-throwing antics of Shaunie O’Neal’s gang still have the same appeal?

This season L&HHA actually featured love quadrangles, pregnancy, cheating, a broken engagement, an insane amount of weave, crazy mother-in-laws, a motorbike run over and set on fire, dysfunctional hot pockets, sexual shenanigans, “popcorn hoes,” Joseline Hernandez look-a-likes, really horrible music by Benzino, lots of accusations of men being gay, fights, a cast member going to rehab for weed, a boob job and too many rings and wedding proposals to count. (Life Partner Gang!) Not to mention L&HHA has the best written, staged and edited shots in all of reality television. I can’t see five really snippy women in Louboutins with loose ties to the NBA topping that unless Mona Scott Young pushes Shaunie out the way and does her trashy magic.

Especially when the last season of Basketball Wives Miami was so, so terrible.

Last season was full of bullying, fighting, jumping on tables and the seething dislike nearly all the women seemed to have for each other. Shaunie is “promising,” yet again, a more positive spin this season even though all the non-bullies from season four were fired, and the original Mean Girls core remained.  This latest teaser focuses on Evelyn Lozada’s unfortunate nuptials then divorce from former footballer Chad Johnson after he physically assaulted her less than a month into the marriage. It then features Suzie chuckling at a domestic violence joke made at Evelyn’s expense, so yeeeeah. Positive. Making fun of a battered woman is much more positive than that time Tami Roman screamed at fired season 4 cast member Kesha Nichols for breathing the same air as her.

Check out the teaser below.

So, let’s be real. Who’s actually going to watch this thing and who is done, done, done?

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  • The Comment

    ” does the old, boring, drink-throwing antics of Shaunie O’Neal’s gang still have the same appeal?”

    wasn’t this the 1st reality show for black women? I forgot.

  • Patricia

    I wish people would stop watching this foolishness. These women are not actual wives. Shaunie talks all that junk. I guarantee Evelyn and Tami are continue to be the foul mouth, fighting, drink throwing people they are. Suzie is going to continue to have big mouth and instigate stuff like she normally do while Shaunie sit back and laugh and get paid and allow this foolishness to get out of control like she has in the past seasons. I will not be watching this or supporting any business they have or endorse.

  • I decided to quit watching reality shows last year but the only two I watch is R&B Divas LA and South Beach Tow. I was done with this show last season when they bullied Jennifer, Keisha and that other one they pulled childish pranks on when they went on vacation. I absolutely HATE to see those who are meek and passive get picked on.

  • cb

    that trailer was funny, helmet…lol I AM WATCHING

  • I used to watch Basketball Wives with Evelyn and Jennifer. I turn to the first episode and Jen crying over Chad who cheated on her, I was done,done,done. So I stopped watching her cry over a man that didn’t respect her in the first place. When she stops crying let me know!