Basketball Wives – Episode 4 – Lines And Circles

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Can we all just agree that we shouldn’t ask these people to hang out anymore?

No Shaunie this week, but in her place, we’ve got Ashley and Ashley’s new honking engagement ring!

Welcome to the world of actually being a Basketball Wife (assuming your wedding actually happens), Ashley! And while Evelyn, Jen, and Royce all agree that they are just done with each other completely and they should just stop trying to force a relationship, the same cannot be said of Meeka and Tami, who are at each other’s throats.

Everyone except Meeka and Tami, Explosive Factor: An Argumentative But Still Relatively Neutral 5

Royce is having a hard time getting her point across to Suzie that she doesn’t want to ever deal with the likes of Evelyn and Jen again because all they do is bring drama. “I really don’t think they’re bringing the drama,” Suzie tells Royce, but um, does she not remember that it was Evelyn who hurled the first piece of stemware at Royce when last they met? “I think you’re being real ignorant by being friends with them,” Royce says, and at least she has Ashley to back her up though, because Ashley points out that last season, it was Suzie who was on the outs with Evelyn, and plus, Suzie was kind of a bitch to Royce back then and, wait a minute, why do we like Suzie again?

Well, we like Suzie because at least she’s honest. Honest with Jen, for instance, when she explains that Eric, Jen’s ex, has been calling her to participate in a “business venture”, a.k.a. a creepy-sounding porn-ish movie he’s producing.

After meeting with Eric for lunch, Suzie determines “This guy is shady. He’s just off his rocker,” and from the way Suzie described their lunch to Jen, Jen is like “I dont even know who this person is.” Seriously, if this guy wasn’t sketchy before, he’s definitely sketchy now. Ya dig? “S—, I want that movie to be a hit,” Jen says. “I’ll take fifty percent of that.”

Evelyn manages to keep a low profile this week by focusing on her daughter Shaniece, who’s graduating high school soon.

Shaniece wants to have all the father figures in her life at the graduation party, including Evelyn’s current beau, Chad, and her exes, Antoine Walker and Shaniece’s biological father. “All your men,” Shaniece says. How do you feel about that, Evelyn?

Later, Evelyn tries to convince Shaniece to go to college in New York so they can remain close-ish. “You need to cut the umbilical cord,” Shaniece says to her mother who gets misty at the thought of her kid leaving home. But you know what this means, right? Basketball Wives Road Trip To New York!

Tami and Meeka, Explosive Factor: Bad By Normal Standards, Terrible For Polo Match Standards – 8


Meeka is definitely the type of woman who tried to get in good with the cool crowd in school. It’s obvious that she feels like Tami and Royce are the B-List and she’d do well to insert herself into what she feels is the A-List, Evelyn Shaunie, and Jennifer. “She feels like she has some type of loyalty to me and I’m like, I dont know why,” Jen says when Meeka calls her up to ask if they can roll together at the polo match. You know. Just rolling at the polo match like we do.

Suzie and Royce had asked Meeka to go with them (and with Tami, who Meeka obviously wanted to avoid), but it seems so eighth grade for her to call Jennifer and ask to tag along. Why don’t we all just be adults and arrive separately and not be in cliques? Again, that’s a question we could ask everyone on this show on a daily basis, but I digress.

“Polo players are pretty cute, but they’re pretty short, I think,” Suzie says, confusing polo players with jockeys, and then she proceeds to get pummeled by Tami, who claims that if Suzie was forced to pick sides, she’d pick Team Evelyn and leave Royce in the dirt. And Royce knows it’s true.

It’s pick on Suzie week on Basketball Wives, but to be fair, Suzie has been making weird friendship choices lately, so maybe she needs a kick in the pants. Or maxi-dress. Whatever.

And over at Meeka’s table, she’s telling Jen and Evelyn that while she doesn’t mind Royce, she’s like “Who the f— are you, Tami? If there’s a line drawn, I’m not gonna be with them.” So many hypothetical lines being drawn tonight! When Tami, Royce, and Suzie approach Meeka’s table, Tami’s not thrilled to see them.

And Meeka only reinforces that hypothetical line when she asks Tami is she’s been drinking.

See, that’s just a can of worms that seems best left unopened. But she just opened it.

Tami’s not real happy with that.

Funny how Meeka talks about Tami being a pit bull, but when it comes down to it, she’s the tenacious one, ready to start something because she goads Tami into an argument and gets out of her chair ready to get it going.

“Please don’t get up. That’s not the right move, to get up,” Tami tells her. But get up she does. “I’m like, please sit down, because if I punch you, you’re gonna be on the floor.”

They keep getting their jabs in (mostly Tami, actually), until their respective circles pry them apart.

It’s a wonder they don’t get thrown out or that the fight doesn’t get physical. Tami tells Meeka “You ain’t never gonna be in the circle,” which seems about right judging from Jen and Evelyn’s continued ambivalence toward her, and ultimately, that might hurt her more than a punch to the face.

And of course, they leave before anyone watches any polo.

  1. Roni says:

    These girls are crazy. Suzie needs to get a clue. Last season she was the outcast now she cool and Royce is the outcast. Are they still in high school. Or course Evelyn is trying to have more babies because her check is about to run out. I think that they both jealous of Royce because she better off. Jen needs to get out of Evelyn ass and be herself. I think it’s funny that now she by herself and Evelyn laid up with Chad. Go Tammy you the realist.

  2. LaJuliet says:

    Is this chick Meeka for real…she always starting ish….

  3. sandra sweet says:

    Is Tammy really a force to be reckoned with? Or is she just a lot of mouth. She has everyone shaking in their boots as if she is Mike Tyson. Please someone beat her down. I hate bullys

  4. sandra sweet says:

    Is Tammy really a force to be reckoned with? Or is she just a lot of mouth. She has everyone shaking in their boots as if she is Mike Tyson. Please someone beat her down. I hate bullys.

  5. NOLA_Shawn says:

    This time it was not Tami that started the fight, it was Meeka. She talks entirely to much. If she would close her mind for 5 seconds, she might learn something. She’s just mad because Tami called her out for saying slick crap behind Royce’s back. Meeka is definitely trying to hard.

  6. Natoshia Lewis says:

    That Meeka is ULTRA MESSY!!! I agree that Tami likes to keep it real. Now, for Royce and Tami to try to stop Susie for being associated with the other women. They must have forgot when Susie was on the outs….Royce was still associating with the other women. She even set poor Susie up to let the other women and Shaunie know that Susie was eating at the restaurant. Royce is SEMI-ULTRA MESSY ALSO!!!

  7. Ava Stjames says:

    Sick, Sick. Sick, of Meeka, she’s a joke and extremely messy. Meeka serves no purpose she would want to powder her face, and tame that gressy weave, GET RIDM OF HER! She’s out of her league Tammi should spank that ass! Oh one last Joke, It’s simple! ROYCE!

  8. MFrazz says:

    Meeka needs some duct tape to shut her damn mouth. She has been talking too damn much too damn soon. She just got in town and is has already put her foot in her mouth. And at the polo event she started that, period. She acted she had something to prove to someone but she was the only one on her team arguing. As Jen said Meeka caused the riff with Tami on her own. And she did bash Royce that first time when even Shaunie said you do not repeat conversations you had with other people.

    Teams is so high school. I had friends who did not all get along but no one questioned me on who I am allowed to be friends with. The only thing I ask is for my friends to respect me and our friendships. Grown women are allowed to pick who they want to hang with and if everyone is not best buds you act civil while we are together.

    Susie, take this advice, you just got back in the circle (if you want to call it that) let everyone be friends or not. You cannot mediate and I think it is going to some how catch you in it since you are right in the middle of it. And with Meeka you do not want to be in the middle of her mess her mouth is getting her into..

  9. JoanD says:

    So sick of Tami and her Tell It Like It Is attitude…Grow Up! Okay we get it you can fight BIG Deal…how old are you??! I think Tami is very insecure. She wants to be cool with Evelyn so bad but she feels like a sucker for the way Evelyn played her last season. Here’s a tip..if don’t get along with alcohol STOP drinking it.

  10. Hustle Bunny says:

    I am so sick of Royce acting like her ish don’t stink. If Susie want to be friends with Ev again so what. Susie never said she didn’t like Ev, she said she was done with the drama, she has the right. Suzie never got mad at Royce for hanging with them last season, she got tired of Royce setting her up. People fall out all the time and become friends again, that is up to her. And who is Royce to call someone else a hoe, who is her husband???? (that’s right she doesn’t have one) she wasn’t livin large before the child support kicked in, who cares who Ev sleeps with and when she sleeps with them. Royce knows Eric is only reaching out to her to bother Jen, so as a woman why go along with that. Maybe when she grows up she’ll get it… in the mean time I wish she’d listen to her dad. I wonder what she’s going to do when Tammy becomes friends with Ev again??

  11. Chocl8thundr says:

    THESE WOMEN ARE ALL MESSY AND I’M SURE IT’S FOR THE SHOW BUT THIS MEEKA CHIC HAS BROUGHT MESSINESS TO AN ALL TIME HIGH AND SHE NOT EVEN DOING IT FOR THE SHOW. MEEKA IS FORGETTING SHE HAS A BUSINESS AND NOBODY IS GONNA WANT TO DEAL WITH HER AFTER THIS. I THINK WE SHOULD START A PETITION TO GET MEEKA OFF THE SHOW. MEEKA IS MAKING HERSELF LOOK SOOOOO BAD. TEAM TAMI ALL DAY LONG. YOU CAN DRINK ALL YOU WANT THAT CHIC STILL LOOK MESSY.

  12. Moni Wells says:

    Royce, next time you want a dog go to the shelters and look at some. Do not shop the pet stores, you will get a sick puppy, because their puppies come from puppymills. Have a consciense and morals save a puppy that will end up dying.

  13. Melissa says:

    Meeka clearly started with Tami first. she really just needs to stay neutral…she doesn’t know any of them really well at this point! Suzie was just on the outside looking in, and all of sudden she wants to be the peace maker?!

  14. munno k says:

    Ashley a.k.a. tha cleaning lady is a nmff she clearly doesnt wanna hear what suzie is saying bout her wanting to get marry. I know clothing does not make a person but damn royce this is bbw the reason some watch it is there style n to see what their wearing. I did not like tha comment tami said bout she would have helped royce

  15. Ok I am a Clairvoyant and Psychic and please don’t trust Eric he is trying to get revenge on the girls PERIOD! He is mad point blank and is trying to make a point to spite Jen. He is even hanging around guys that tell him he is doing the right thing and the fact that he is living close to Jen doesnt set well either. Suzie you should have never said for jen to cheat on eric Royce watch your back love.

  16. Lynn says:

    Tami is clearly not used to being taken anywhere upscale. Every time they take her somewhere, she causes a scene. You can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the girl! And, Meeka needs to sit back and observe a little more before running her mouth so much. smh…

  17. Jazmin says:

    Meeka spells FAKE!!!!

  18. maria miller says:

    This season is REALLY GE TTING ON MY NERVES BUT I CONTINUE TO WATCH, GO FIGURE!!!!! Evelyn knows the RIGHT OR WRONG PERSON TO THROW A DRINK ON!!!! I BET SHE WOULDNT HAVE DONE THAT TO TAMI!!!! Also , Evelyn knows who she can talk and how she can talk to certain FLUCKIES(SUZI) and Get away with it!!! SHE WOULDNT TALK TO TAMI THAT WAY AND I BETCHA SHE’LL THINK ABOUT THE WAY SHE TALKS TO ROYCE AGAIN TOO!!!!! SHE DIDNT SAY ANYTHING TO ROYCE WHEN SHE WALKED UP THERE@ THE POLO EVENT, DID SHE?

  19. Trina says:

    Meeka needs to chill cause she trying way to hard and the Insecurity just shows all over her face…But my Question is Where is Shaunie??? Somewhere out there smelling like a Rose ladies yah digg!!!!! Tami is my girl cause she is the Realist one there…and Suzie needs just get the hell lost cause she is confused and ditzy as heck…she needs to take some of that money and buy herself a clue.

  20. Alana says:

    Can someone please help me understand why is Meeka so mad and coming at Tami’s neck for something she said to the other crew about Royce??? And then had the nerve to lie about it when everyone watched the tape…… She clearly stated that she doesn’t like Royce thats not her type of chick and she won’t be hanging with her…..Now shouldn’t her anger be towards the crew she’s trying to be down with since their the ones she told???? Most importantly as the new girl she should be trying to get to know everyone on her own instead of causing drama…….. I really feel like that last night Meeka tried to play hard in front of Eve & Jen……. Tami did the right thing by speaking to everyone which meant she was trying to be cordial and then Meeka took a shot at Tami by asking if she’s been drinking…… She started that mess so tired of her being fake and not keeping it real!!

  21. Sue says:

    They all are hot messes; that’s what makes it soooo good to watch!!!! But I have to say, Meeka is a DONKEY!!!! Tami already played Meeka, when she addressed her on all the stuff she said about Royce, and Meeka did absolutely NOTHING!!!! Now Meeka tried to act up cuz she was sitting btwn Jennifer & Evelyn; not knowing that if Tami would of beat her down, the two of them would have just sat there and watched!!!
    Tami needs to fall back some and stop playing herself; it’s becoming a little over the top!

  22. Donna says:

    I really don’t know why Meeka is in the picture. She does not serve a purpose…? Royce is getting on my nerves, because she says Evelyn, Jen, and Shaunie are not important, but she talks about them all the time…if you don’t care stop talking.
    Tami…I like a lot, but lose the anger, can you say built up hostility??? Evelyn, stop going through the “empty nest syndrome” and start doing things to fill the voids…join a book club, work with a charity, etc. Shaunie, you do you…and last but not forgotten Suzie, get a backbone, and Ashley…????????.

  23. misswashington says:

    please please please get meeka off the show,but tami you need to slap ms.evelyn i cant stand her either and jen she is puttin you in the middle.

  24. kathy says:

    Tammy has no class. I’m not sure why Royce is even on the show, she fits in nowhere. Evelyn and Jenn is what’s up!

  25. kathy says:

    Why does Tammy think everybody should be afraid of her. Royce is the non-factor, she does not fit in on either side. Jenn and Evelyn is what’s up!

  26. Wow…. Meeka + Basketball Wives = FAIL

    I will not be watching this show moving forward simply because she is there. She is messy, phoney, ghetto, greasy, tacky, immature, unintelligent, I swear I could go on for days. She does not have the personality for television. Huge mistake VH1. Everything thats to come after this ridiculous altercation that she clearly started will be a domino affect of mindless bull crap. Not interested and too mad she was chosen for this show with her fake bougie ghetto being. She is not a likable person, and Tammi is right, NO ONE likes her and never will b/c she not real. Just a hood chic that fell thru the cracks and landed a gig on VH1. FAIL.

    Royce, GROW UP!

    Suzie, WAKE UP!

    Evelyn, It appears you’re a great Mom, which is honorable. BUT realize she will see your antics when the show airs. I’d be embarrassed if I were you.

    Jen, How could you have ever liked/loved that lame? It makes me wonder about you…

  27. CATHERINE says:

    TAMMY IS NOT A BAD PERSON SHE IS VERY SWEET AND THOSE ARE THE ONES PEOPLE NEED TO BE CAREFUL WITH…SHE GETS INTO THINGS BECAUSE SHE IS TOO REAL FOR THE FAKE OTHERS AND SHE SEE RIGHT THREW THEM AND HAS NOT LEARN TO LET THEM BE THEM

  28. Brenda says:

    This is funny stuff. Who really acts likes this? These women have class and are smart. They are just actors with written storylines. lol

  29. Stephanie from Maryland says:

    Hooray for Shaunie for a hit show! Evelyn is NUTS. Didn’t she learn THE FIRST TIME…not to put the cart BEFORE the wheels? Invetro and NOT MARRIED? Wake up…FOOL. Jennifer KNOWS HOW to “get along”. She flies UNDER the radar except when she had those nude photos out there. THAT made her LOOK STUPID and desperate when previously aside from the one time she showed her behind at the dinner table with Eric…she was the most respectable out of the entire BUNCH. Everyone applauds Tammi for her honesty…but what about her being an uncontrollable slob EVERYTIME she DRINKS? What about the control and ANGER ISSUES that seem to go before her EVERYTIME she is seen on the screen? Royce is pitiful…and can’t keep a man. Talking about “they need to learn how to POP SOMETHING”…AS IF she has what every woman WANTS. She needs to stop advising and learn a few things HESELF. I HOPE Suzie continues to FIGURE OUT how to manage all those alpha mad CATS.

  30. Stephanie from Maryland says:

    And poor Meeka…she’s not ready for the big time. She should have just came in and LISTENED & LEARNED and NOT run her mouth.
    I think Tammi is PHONEY how she runs her mouth that she will hit someone. I don’t believe SHE WILL. Low budget GHETTO self.
    And Evelyn NOR Royce can fight…they are an arms length away and MISS. They don’t want to…and REALLY they should not even waste their time showing their behinds LIKE THAT on tv.

  31. zz4g1c says:

    Would they please let Tami punch one of these mouthy girls in the throat!!! Why would Meeka even ask Tami if she had been drinking. That was so rude! What ever happened to “hey how is it going” That was so stupid of her…

  32. lady69 says:

    OMG…Tammy is a hot mess, she is always starting trouble and always acting like she’s big bad mama…go sit down some where. By the way, drinking beer is alcohol, I guess she did not know that. I think she is bipolar, she has a chip on her shoulder and always think everything is about her. Sorry BOO BOO, It’s not!!!

    I like Royce, because she does not care if none of them girls like her, she short in stature but tall in courage. She walks her talk.

    Jennifer please get a back bone and stop believing whatever Evelyn tells you…,my goodness, put your woman panties on.

    Evelyn is all about keeping herself getting paid, she does not care about any of you women, to keep it 100 and so what if she use to be hoe, who cares…being a hoe is not the worse thing in the world.

    Susie, she’s like a puppy, please like me, somebody like me, don’t be mad a me…giraffe get a life and stop begging people to be your friend.

    Meeka is trying to get in where she fits in…jury still out on her, not sure what’s going inside her head. She’s is just trying to stay revelant to keep the dollars coming.

  33. Mike says:

    These woman are crazy and from a person who loves the NBA, I can’t believe they are clowning and bringing this black cloud over their ex’s, and now you can see why they are all ex’s. This should be called The EX-Basketball Women, cause most have never been married to a NBA player.

  34. meeka is messy as hell dont she know that jenn and evelyn or shaunie dont like her at all and the sad thing about it is she never can remember what she said or didnt say thats what gets her in trouble if you gone talk mess be sure you know what you said to who ever you said it too and the only reason suize is acting the way shes acting she dont wont to be a outcast no more she want everyone to get along she dont wont to rock the boat

  35. Patty says:

    I try to support our black shows by watching them, but these woman don’t seem to have anything positive to relay back to other black females other than some serious dis-functionalism. Most of you have children and girls for that matter and this is what you are showing them what a true woman is. From what I can see from Tammy’s girls is that they act more mature then their mother. This is truth positive that God protects the children even from those He uses to bring them into the world. Tammy has been a hot mess since “Real World” and need to learn to keep her mouth shut. Yes Meeka talks to much but Tammy would be Tammy even without Meeka and if it wasn’t Meeka it would be somebody else in the group, probably still Evelyn. I have never seen someone so longer to be part of something so bad as Tammy wants to be with the main girls (Jen, Evelyn and Shaunie). Get a life Tammy.