‘Basketball Wives’ Stars Shaunie O’Neal, Tami Roman & Evelyn Lozada Grace The Cover Of Upscale Magazine, Dish On Why They Knew They Needed To Do Better

Basketball-Wives-Cover-Upscale-Magazine-TractHerTrailHerWell don’t these ladies just look all fab and angelic on the cover of Upscale magazine. By the looks of Tami & Evelyn, you’d never guess they were a ball of built up anger, but the ladies have all made claims of making a change so that’s good.

Three of the Basketball Wives veterans Shaunie O’Neal, Tami Roman & Evelyn Lozada graced the cover of Upscale magazine in all white errrthang and sporting brunette tresses.

Inside, they dished on their controversial show, weight loss, domestic violence and why they booted Jennifer Williams and Royce Reed (who I’m not sure why she was on the show anyway **side eye**) from the 5th season of Basketball Wives which will air some time in August.

On why they knew they had to change

[It] was so difficult to deal with when it was airing and when it was all over with. I remember saying, ‘what the hell just happened? This isn’t us; we’re mothers, we’re businesswomen. We have to be smarter. We have to represent ourselves a lot better. —Shaunie O’Neal

People were connecting my behavior on the show with the incident with Chad. They were like, ‘Well if she acts like that on the show, then I’m sure she acts like that at home.’ I’m a totally different person at home. —Eveyln Lozada

I was very depressed last summer. I was dealing with some things that were going on with my mother and everything that was happening with the backlash from the show. I started eating everything under the sun. I blew up to about 190-ish pounds. I’m a tall girl, so I wear it well, but I was bordering between [size] 14 and 16 in my clothes.—Tami Roman

By the time we did the [season four] reunion we all agreed enough is enough. We had a group talk and were all definitely on the same page. We heard the messages loud and clear. We knew we had to do better. It was an eye opener. —Shaunie O’Neal

On booting Jennifer Williams and Royce Reed from Basketball Wives Season 5

It was a chemistry thing. It just became awkward to film or even come up with a conversation. It just wasn’t working for TV. 
—Shaunie O’Neal

Royce has been a non-motherf—ing factor for the last two seasons, so it just didn’t make sense anymore. And as for Jennifer—Shaunie is [being] nice but I’m going to tell you this—we don’t condone the incident with Jennifer, but we do reality TV. You know something’s bound to happen when you put a bunch of women together and there’s a lot of behind the scenes conversation and gossip going on. So when Jennifer went on this whole anti-show campaign, it was a little tough for us as cast members. 
—Evelyn Lozada

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  5. I think they took Jen off cause Evelynn didn’t want an I told you so moment. She was trying to be a friend and the way Evelyn treated her was down right rude. Evelyn Lozada is a jump off. Looks don’t last for ever dear. You should feel stupid right now. The whole marriage was a sham. Jen as well as the rest of the world saw this coming. Giving up your self respect & morals for material gains will always end with the same result. Hopefully you as well as Tami have changed for the best. Seeing is believing. If you have it will show you don’t have to tell people it can be seen.

    • As long as Tami Roman & Evilyn Lozada are on the show it wnt be on my tv. They are not Basketball Wives..smh They have no class and misrepresent women. They both are messy. I use to like Shauni but she just as messy as they are. The saying is so true, birds of a feather flock together. Most of the women on the show weren’t even married to ball players. The show should be called Basketball Ex-Wives, Baby Momma’s, & Jump Off’s..

    • Evelyn still is making excuses. Her and Jen were the best of friends and then she turned on her over Chad who she is no longer with. These women took deama to a whole different level and i dont think the show will ever get the ratings it once had, and to be honest it’s too late to try and clean up the messiness that was shown for 4 – 5 seasons.

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