Being the wife or girlfriend of a professional basketball player has its advantages, from sitting courtside at the Finals to sitting port side on your husband's yacht. But outside the glare of the public spotlight, their lives may not be as glamorous as one might think.On Basketball Wives, we'll follow the extraordinary lives of 6 women who are best friends as they juggle the success and stresses of building businesses, battling groupies, and searching for stability in the unstable arena of being the significant other to a basketball superstar.While many people may view the wives of professional athletes as being lazy and entitled, these women are proof that those stereotypes are often off the mark. From starting a high-end shoe boutique to managing a dance company to building a fitness empire, these women are chasing and realizing dreams and goals that underscore their place as empowered woman and not just the wife of a celebrity.And perhaps the most profound revelation is that behind all the bling, these women are really just the same as everyone else. Just like many women across America, they cope with the stresses of marriage and divorce and being a single parent, the joys and trials of raising children, the highs and lows of their friendship with each other. But with the pressures of fame, the temptation and fears of infidelity, and the struggles of raising children while their men are away trying to conquer the hard court, these women have to stick together as best friends and find the inner strength together to triumph against the odds.In Basketball Wives, we'll finally get a glimpse into the secret and unique lives of the women behind these men, and we'll realize that it's not just the players they're married to... but also the game.
Tami interviews possible surrogate mothers; Saniy'yah throws a garden party; Malaysia confronts Shaunie, Tami and Evelyn on some boiling issues; and Jackie and BJ have words that push Jackie to her limits.
Malaysia spends time with her kids; Jackie finds out that Evelyn isn't happy with her; and things come to a head with Evelyn and Jackie at a party that Evelyn throws for her magazine-cover photos.
Tami suggests the ladies embark on a trip to New York City; Evelyn takes Shaunie on a trip down memory lane in the Bronx; Jackie pushes Evelyn to her breaking point; and all hell breaks loose at drinks.
The group fractures following the altercation with Jackie and Evelyn; Tami has to stop managing Jazz when she gets signed to a record label.
Tami has a comedy show and tells some off-color jokes about a few of the ladies. Jen Williams returns to the group. Evelyn and Jen talk for the first time in seven years
Tami breaks some tough news to Reggie; Malaysia still feels divided from the group; and Evelyn and Jackie see each other for the first time since New York at Shaunie's “Women's Empowerment” event.
Evelyn receives an advance copy of Ta'kari's manuscript and reads excerpts to Jennifer and Shaunie; tensions are high as Jackie and Evelyn sit face-to-face; and Shaunie and Jackie's friendship is tested.
Recently single Evelyn shows off her revenge body; Tami stays booked and busy with an appearance on Wild N' Out; Malaysia brings in a new crew; and Jen goes to court for a restraining order on her ex.