Basketball Wives L.A. – Episode 6 – Skeletons In The Closet


Now that everyone else has weighed in on (and pounded on) Draya, it’s time for the rest of the world to put in their two cents. This week on Basketball Wives L.A., once again Draya was under fire for that sneaky police report that accused her of child endangerment. She held her own and managed to convince Malaysia she was telling the truth, but no one else believed her. What do you think?

When we left off last week, the girls were getting some exercise at a mixed martial arts class and Laura was just about to give Draya a little a**-whooping. “I knew my face was protected, I was a little worried about my boobs,” Draya said, explaining to Laura “I’m serious, they’ll break.” First world problems, am I right, ladies?!

The reason Laura was upset with Draya and wanted to give her a licking was because she says “I found out that Draya has been talking smack about me and my children,” which seems like reason enough, but she doesn’t really delve much further. But don’t provoke a mama grizzly, you know?

“What happened with you and Draya?” Jackie asked Laura after Laura pummeled the crap out of Draya.

It’s obvious what happened, Laura decided to get all her aggression out at once, and remember, this is someone who just started therapy for her anger issues, so Draya was surely feeling some phantom punches for a few days. But Laura explains “If I wanted to beat Draya up, she’d feel my raft. That wasn’t no raft.” Wrath? Raft? Whatever. “I’m just confused and everybody’s being all cool, so it’s just a weird feeling I have,” Draya says of the elephant in the room.

Gloria‘s impressed with how Draya handled herself, saying “She took that ass whoopin’ like a champion,” but Jackie is still undecided about Draya on the whole and thinks there are still some red flags that make her think Draya might not be trusted. Of course, if we learned anything from Tough Love Miami this week, it’s that anyone’s sordid past can be Googled, so she decides to take to the Internet to find out just what Ms. Draya’s past holds with Laura one afternoon.
First they find the sexy pics

and then they find the police report.

“That’s some deadbeat s— right here,” Laura says after the Google search leads to a police report that shows Draya having been arrested for child endangerment. The women discover that Draya’s son was left home alone for days, according to the report, and that he called 911 to report it himself. They are shocked, for good reason.

They print out the police report to show it to the other women, with the intention of confronting Draya.

“I just feel like what she did was worthless,” Laura says, using that word again. “At first I wanted to save a ho,” she says “and now I’m like, bitch, kick rocks. Ho.”

“Somebody needs to slap the taste out of her mouth,” says Jackie. So basically, Draya’s got a lot of fans, huh?

When they bring the police report to brunch, Gloria is the only one who’s surprised by the findings, since Imani has already had a conversation about this with Draya. And Imani clarifies for the ladies that this is why she called Draya worthless back at the passion party “Everybody was like oh, is it because she’s a ho? And I’m like hos are a dime a dozen, I know plenty of hos, that has nothing to do with it.”

When Laura confronts Draya with the allegations, it starts off calm but escalates until Draya is crying, explaining “My son has never spoken to any policeman. He would never be alone. When he’s not with me, he’s with my mom.”

She goes on to explain that the entire situation was false and fabricated and the reporter who wrote about it was fired.

Malaysia, who has been absent from the episode up until now and was just as shocked as Draya that this issue was brought up, sided with Draya and offered her comfort, choosing to believe her side of the story. The others don’t seem like they’re going to let it slide so easily.

“I feel like at this point she’s lying about everything. At this point she’s a disaster and a menace,” Laura says, and that’s the general sentiment felt by Imani, Gloria, and Jackie too.

So what else happened in episode? A lot! They really crammed a lot of b-lines in here. There was Gloria and Matt focusing on their Athletes Vs. Cancer golf tournament and their double date with Jackie and Doug.

Then there was Laura, Imani, and Jackie’s shopping trip. While they were browsing for shoes, they actually engaged in a deeper search for a man for Imani. Laura is making it her mission to find Imani someone special, and as the criteria are tossed out there (tall, diverse interests, marriage-minded), Laura asks the all-important question “What if his dinger’s little?”

Spoken like a woman with four small children.

Imani concurs that a small dinger will not do it for her. “That’s my deal breaker.”

And finally, there was Jackie’s mediated session with her daughter and a sex counselor. Jackie’s daughter Chantel, who is eighteen, doesn’t really want to be having any sexual discussions with her mom (I feel you girl, and it doesn’t change when you’re in your 30s!). But Jackie exacerbates the situation by telling the counselor “I don’t want a guy touching my daughter.”
Chantel’s look sums it up.

“We don’t need a sex counselor, we need a family counselor, you are clowning right now,” Chantel says.

But when Chani admits that she’s kissed a guy and Jackie had no idea, she gets emotional and upset that she and her daughter don’t have a dialogue about this.

This episode was all about mothers, and while Draya’s motherhood is questioned, Jackie takes it in the opposite direction, embarrassing her daughter by being a little bit overbearing. As different as they are, motherhood is what unites these ladies and makes them as fierce as they are. Like I said, don’t poke a mama grizzly.

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