The fans and the ratings have spoken! Basketball Wives L.A. had an drastic drop in ratings this season, therefore something had to change! Executive producer Shaunie O’Neal recieved countless tweets from fans of the franchise, complaining that this cast was boring. So, she did what any Executive Producer would do (other than cancel the show), she cleaned house!
Via TMZ reports:
“Basketball Wives: L.A.” axed four of its six cast members — and TMZ has learned the catalyst was when Gloria Govan shut producers out of her nuptials to L.A. Lakers star Matt Barnes.
Sources connected to the show tell TMZ the producers are getting rid of Gloria, Laura Govan, Malaysia Pargo and Brooke Bailey because the wives, especially Gloria, weren’t allowing “all of their reality to be filmed.”
We’re told the breaking point came when Gloria (who is known for her feisty ways) jetted off to Vegas to marry Barnes — and didn’t even let the show know about it. Our sources say the producers felt extremely disrespected by her actions and made the decision to clean house.
Our sources tell us the producers haven’t told the wives they’re getting fired yet, but are already looking for new women to fill their spots.
Draya Michele and Jackie Christie will be the only returning members.