Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Basketball Wives LA Returns To VH1 For Season 5 On July 17 — Watch The Official Extended Trailer, Cast Bios And Photos HERE!

Basketball Wives LA is back with a brand new season, new drama and new faces. Returning are Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell. Angel Brinks along with Basketball Wives vets Shaunie O’Neal and Tami Roman. It's still Miami versus LA!

Rounding off the cast are newbies Angel Love and LaTosha Duffey who will appear in a recurring role throughout the season. This season it looks like it's going to be the most dramatic season EVER and we are not joking. Alliances changes as new girls are brought in the group and it seems like old Tami resurface after bumping heads with the newbies, meanwhile Brandi continues her feud with Shaunie, however it looks like the friendship between Brandi and Malaysia it's put to the test.  You can watch the dramatic extended super trailer below followed by the official press release.



via VH1 Press Release

Basketball Wives LA follows the lives of a group of women with relationships to some of the biggest basketball players in the game. VH1's hit series returns for its most explosive season yet. H.B.I.C. Shaunie O'Neal is back along with longtime Basketball Wives vet Tami Roman. The outspoken Jackie Christie, sultry Malaysia Pargo, and fiery Angel Brinks are also returning. Joining our O.G.s in LA are two feisty newbies - a Dallas DJ named Duffey and sexy southern belle, Angel Love.  Both ladies enter the mix with razor sharp tongues and bossy attitudes that will guarantee more tea and even more shade.

Brandi Maxiell still isn't too sure about coming back to LA after her all-out explosion with Shaunie in Puerto Rico.  Will Brandi have the guts to fly back and risk encountering the Queen Bee once again after she "thanked her for her services"?

New Orleans bred and girlfriend of Phoenix player DeJuan Blair, Angel Love is a long-time friend of Angel Brinks.  Love has no qualms about speaking her mind.   Exposed and vulnerable, will the newbie Love butt heads with the ladies with her "I don't play by the rules" attitude?

Jackie Christie is finally in good standing with all the women when we kick off the season but can she really contain herself from becoming the constant catalyst for drama?  Jackie continues to give us her most amazing and signature antics but will she be able to stay out of trouble with the women for the entire season?

Fresh blood Duffey is new and eager to prove her power in the group but will her attempt to mix business with family prove to be a recipe for disaster?

With Jackie and Doug's 20th wedding anniversary fast approaching, the couple wants to do it up big in an exotic location on a whole different continent.  Will the ladies be able to remain peaceful for the ceremony or will this trip end up in ruins?

Meet the BBWLA cast:

Jackie Christie, wife of retired Los Angeles player Doug Christie, is famous for her outlandish antics and over-the-top meltdowns.

This season, the Jackie Christie roller coaster flies off the rails. With her constant need for the wives' attention mixed with her epic and frequent mood swings, Jackie is unable to stay in control and when her husband Doug accepts an assistant coaching job, Jackie really takes a turn for the worse.

Will Jackie's long distance marriage and unexplained outbursts prove too much for her to overcome or will she find her happily ever after?

Shaunie O'Neal, ex-wife of one of the basketball world's most respected players, Shaq, is busier than ever. She faces life head-on as a successful entrepreneur while raising five children. Shaunie works hard to balance work, kids and her growing relationship with boyfriend, Marlon.

Residual beef between her and Brandi still lingers and Brandi won't feel welcomed in LA until it's squashed. Will Shaunie finally break bread with Brandi or will the battle of "I'm the boss" continue?


Tami Roman is the veteran basketball wife and ex of Kenny Anderson.

In Basketball Wives LA Season 5 Tami moves to LA from Houston with her boyfriend, Reggie Youngblood. The couple wants desperately to have a child together but Tami has suffered three miscarriages and it's causing their relationship to hang in the balance. While in LA they will meet with the city's best fertility doctors to assist them in their struggle.

Tami is also managing her daughter Jazz's budding music career but when she joins forces with newbie Duffey to direct her music video, things turn sour and Tami's fiery temper rears its ugly head. Tami is a master at cultivating her anger, but will she finally go too far when she finally unleashes her rage on Duffey?


Malaysia Pargo has finally found peace after divorcing Charlotte player Jannero Pargo. Last season Malaysia begrudgingly formed a stable relationship with Jackie and now Malaysia demonstrates her unwavering loyalty despite Jackie's newest emotional spasms.

Malaysia shows her true colors as she struggles to welcome the two new wives, Duffey and Angel Love. Will Malaysia's unwillingness to make new friends cause tension in the group or will the veteran wives take her side?


Brandi Maxiell continues to struggle in her relationship with player Jason Maxiell. Last season she hoped their "timeout" would stop Jason from his promiscuous ways, but after months with no change in sight, she has taken a stronger stance and separated from Jason. Jason's attempts to win her back continue, but Brandi fights to find her independence.  Will Jason be able to win Brandi's trust back or is it game over for their marriage?

With her childhood best friend and newest basketball wife, Duffey, Brandi is determined to have fun and stay out of drama. However, if her Puerto Rico beef with Shaunie O'Neal finds no resolve, will Brandi be able to enjoy her time here in LA?


Angel Brinks, ex-girlfriend and baby mama of New Orleans player Tyreke Evans comes to the group this season with best friend Angel Love. A mother of two, Angel tries hard to balance the responsibilities of motherhood with running and designing her own clothing line.

It's a huge year for Angel Brinks' fashion line and Angel is excited to celebrate in style. However, with the stress of party planning and Angel Love's rocky introduction to the group, Brinks struggles to keep her cool.

This season, Angel Brinks fights to bounce back from each bout of adversity, but when her most trusted ally, Jackie Christie, turns on her, will it prove too much for her to handle?

Angel Love, girlfriend and baby mother of Washington player Dejaun Blair, moves to LA via her best friendship with Angel Brinks. With things on the rocks with her man, Love is looking to meet Brinks' new girlfriends and just have some fun.

It doesn't take long for Angel Love to learn that some of the ladies don't take too kindly to fresh blood. Tensions with Brandi and Malaysia come to a head on several occasions. After getting close with Jackie, Love sees Jackie's other side and worries that she may be the devil. Will Angel Love stick it out in LA or will she run for the hills?

LaTosha Duffey (best known as simply Duffey) is Brandi's longtime friend whom she affectionately refers to as her "sister". Duffey is a successful club DJ who is engaged to basketball agent, Iman Shokouhizadeh. She moves to LA in hopes to "take over" the DJ scene and make a bigger name for herself.

After stirring up some drama with Brandi's long time bestie, Malaysia, she makes it known to the rest of the girls that she doesn't take any crap.

When Duffey and Tami team up to work together on Tami's daughter Jazz's music video, their working styles clash and the two go head-to-head. Will their friendship survive one of the biggest fights in Basketball Wives history?

Basketball Wives LA Season 5 premieres on Sunday, July 17 at 9/8c on VH1

Photo/Video Credit: VH1

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