Basketball Wives LA, Season 2 is here… and I’m a little scared.
We’ve all been waiting with bated breath to watch the tales of elegant living with our favorite basketball wives. Returning from Season 1 we have Jackie Christie, Gloria Govan, Laura Govan, Draya Michele, and Malaysia Pargo. Our two new guests are Brooke Bailey and Adiz “Bambi” Benson (we don’t have the pleasure of meeting Bambi tonight).
I don’t want to say that these women all look alike (or, in some cases, look like men), but I will say I can’t tell them apart and I don’t know if they are all women. So, I am making a small bio recap that I will use as reference and hopefully it will be useful to others. Additionally, I will need to give each “lady” a nickname because I can’t type Malaysia or Bambi ever again. I will start with a Spice Girl theme, but if anyone has any better ideas, just let me know and we’ll decide together; because we’re in for a wild ride with these “ladies”. So this recap will double as a “cheat sheet” of sorts for the rest of the season, that I/we can refer to when I/we get confused.
Jackie Christie, aka Old Spice, “wife of retired player Doug Christie, claims to have the strongest marriage in Basketball, and it shows: she and Doug renew their vows every year! A polarizing figure in the world of basketball wives, she ended last season at odds with the rest of the ladies — but with a little help from one of the wives this season, she may work her way back into everyone’s good graces.” (source: www.vh1.com)
Jackie Christie, aka Old Spice. (She NEVER looks like this.)
Gloria Govan, aka Sister Spice (no, not because she’s a “sista”, but because she has a SISTER on the show), “girlfriend of player Matt Barnes, may be fairly new to Los Angeles, but not to viewers of Basketball Wives or Basketball Wives LA. This season, she’s shifted her focus full-tilt to making a go of her burgeoning acting career. Question is, will she have time for anything else once it takes off?” (source: www.vh1.com)
Gloria Govan, aka Sister Spice. (I like her and think she’s pretty.)
Laura Govan, aka Scary Sister Spice, “sister of Gloria Govan, returns for another season looking fit and fierce. While Govan family ties run strong, she’s developed some doubts about how the Hollywood lifestyle may be affecting her relationship with her sister, whom she hasn’t spoken to in any meaningful way in more than half a year.” (source: www.vh1.com)
Laura Govan, aka Scary Sister Spice. (Photoshop called, they want their tools back.)
Draya Michele, aka Homewrecker Spice, “is currently a model with numerous music videos and magazine covers to her credit. A controversial beauty with a history of dating players, Draya’s focus this season seems to be on bringing her family to Los Angeles, coping with another successful model joining the circle, and launching her swimwear line, Mint Swim.” (source: www.vh1.com)