The constant fighting amongst the ladies on Basketball Wives Miami was brought up at the reunion special taping for season 4. Shaunie O’Neal promises there will be less fights on Basketball Wives moving forward. Shaunie aims to give the show a complete balance. The petition against Basketball Wives (namely Evelyn Lozada) definitely didn’t go unheard.
In addition, VH1 and Shed Media who co-produce the show have both released statements about the current media attention the show has received.
“Shed Media US is fully committed to telling the compelling stories of the Basketball Wives in a balanced way. Our producing partner Shaunie O’Neal feels strongly about this, and we fully agree with this stance. We support her as she encourages the cast members to work out issues in a non-violent fashion. We look forward to working with her and the rest of the cast on conveying more balance in the next season.”
VH1 also weighs in, saying:
“Our viewers opinions always matter a great deal to us at VH1. Lately, there has been a lot of conversation about Basketball Wives, a series featuring strong, intelligent women with very passionate viewpoints which can sometimes escalate.
We at VH1 agree with and support Shaunie and the show producers’ “no excessive physical confrontations” policy on the series moving forward. We are all committed to balancing the candid, bold excitement that the viewers have come to love in the series with storylines and representations they can be proud of. Shaunie has been a strong advocate for a more balanced approach to the show and we, along with our producing partners at Shed Media, are all in agreement about moving forward with that goal.”