Basketball Wives Episode 1: “This Is My Reality”

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Evelyn goes to visit her daughter, Shaniece, in L.A. — can I get a show of hands here for people who want Shaniece to be a permanent fixture in the cast?? She is hilarious. She’s probably the only person in the world who can get away with complimenting Evelyn on her healing forehead scar, and when she asks what’s new with Chad, Evelyn responds that he’s been dragging his feet to sign the divorce papers.
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Shaniece wonders if Chad wants to reconcile, and Evelyn thinks he probably does. “She’s really not feeling Chad these days, and that’s understandable,” Evelyn says. When Ev tells her Chad seems hopeful that they’ll get back together, Shaniece lays it out there. “I don’t really think that’s a good idea,” she says. And then she admits “I didn’t like him from the beginning.”
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Then she says “If everyone doesn’t like this particular person, it’s for a reason.”

“I wouldn’t say everyone,” Ev says.

Nobody likes him,” Shaniece deadpans.

Evelyn attempts to justify that they really did have good times together and they loved each other, but that Chad wasn’t ready for marriage, but wise Shaniece says that he’s never going to be ready, in her opinion. In the end, Shaniece tells Ev “I’m proud of you. And I’m sure there’s a lot of other women who are proud too…Starting over isn’t so bad. We’ll start over together.”