LOS ANGELES — A VH1 reality series that promises an inside look at the lives of NBA players' wives and girlfriends is set to air early next year.
VH1 said Monday that "Basketball Wives" will show the upside of the women's lives — big homes, designer clothes and jewelry — and the drawbacks, including worries about whether their husbands are being faithful on roadtrips.
Shaquille O'Neal's wife, Shaunie, will be featured and is an executive producer. Others taking part are Eric Williams' wife, Jennifer, and Mesha O'Neal, married to Jermaine O'Neal.
Shaunie O’Neal filed for legal separation from the Cleveland Cavaliers center with intent to divorce Nov. 9 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.
VH1 executive Jeff Olde, in announcing the series, noted the public's fascination with the wives of star athletes.
Tiger Woods' wife is in the spotlight now over his recent car accident and his alleged extramarital affairs.
"Basketball Wives" debuts March 15.
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