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.
Shaunie deals with her son Shareef's devastating diagnosis, Tami keeps a major secret from the ladies, Kristen's invite to Cece's wedding gets revoked, Jen returns to reignite old flames.
Tami faces her daughters after getting secretly married without them; Malaysia's attempts at mending the peace with her family lead to more drama; Jen battles emotional demons from her past.
Evelyn hosts an event for her new business venture, but things go completely haywire when OG drops a bomb on the Scott Family; Tami deals with the reality of her ex's serious health scare.
A series of robberies causes Shaunie and her family to pick up and move; the group eyes Cece as the source of the rumor about Thomas.
The Scott family is noticeably absent at Cece and Byron's engagement party, leading Malaysia to confront OG; Shaunie plans a getaway to calm the tensions amongst the group, but when Jen shows up, Evelyn has her boxing gloves ready.
Kristen's hope for a Scott Family resolution is renewed when she receives some promising news about Byron; Jen's plus one raises eyebrows; Evelyn and Jen come face to face in San Diego no one is safe.
Byron sets the record straight about his role in the Thomas rumor; Malaysia refuses to forgive and forget her issues with Jennifer.
Shaunie and the entire O'Neal family celebrate a huge milestone in Shareef's recovery; Tami dives head first into a new creative venture; Jackie forces Feby to face the music.
Someone is spreading rumors about Malaysia and her kids, and Jackie is determined to find out who, but the tables turn when all signs lead to Jackie as the culprit. OG and Cece reach a cross roads in their friendship when OG reads a nasty text.
Peace may still be possible for the Scotts after Byron and Thomas take a step forward in their relationship. Evelyn faces her ex’s daughter after years of estrangement. Malaysia and Jen air out their issues, and Jackie plans to clear her name.
Malaysia and Evelyn question Jennifer's motives for getting back in the circle. Kwame returns home to find OG planning moves for their future together. A malicious article hits the blogs about Malaysia.
Shaunie and Evelyn are ready to find Mr. Right. Kristen and Thomas call a final family meeting in efforts to fix things once and for all. Jackie receives devastating news that may change her friendship with Evelyn for good.
Jen finds herself at odds with Evelyn and Malaysia when photos from her Sip 'n Shop surface with her face edited out; OG feels burned by the group when no one shows support at her retirement gala.
The ladies arrive in Costa Rica where the division among the group is worse than ever. Cece takes aim at Evelyn for butting into her family business, Feby takes shots at Jackie, and Malaysia’s unresolved feelings for Jackie bubble to the surface.
Shaunie, Evelyn, Malaysia, Feby and Kristen may have lost the battle against the other ladies but they are determined to win the war as they plot ways to take down Cece, OG and Jackie.
Evelyn has printed receipts that prove OG might not only be a cheater but a home wrecker too; Kristen makes a decision that will forever affect her future with Cece and Byron; Jackie finds herself in the middle of two opposing sides.
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.