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Fouled Out

Blow the whistle! I can’t take it anymore. There is obviously some personal fouling going on in reality TV. I’m not proud to admit it but I was one of the reportedly 3 million viewers captivated by the drama on the season premiere of Basketball Wives L.A. Just when you thought the stint for reality wives had run its course, another casting for more drama-filled “Misses” or “Mrs.” was successfully conducted. And low and behold, a new season has dawned upon us on the west coast.

It all started with the fierce divas down in the M.I.A. showing the world how upscale ex-wives, ex-girlfriends pretending to be wives or soon-to-be wives, live on a day-to-day basis. Having the common “she said, she said, what did she say” conversations over an exotic cocktail or high-end wine is how these members of the “Wives Club” displayed the royalty of being crowned, what I consider, one of the highest positions in the land. The tropical vibe of Miami soon became the set of hitting, pushing, and glass throwing. The referee is definitely calling a technical foul on that one.

As I watched the show seeking substance, I found more abuse than anything rehabilitating. I wanted to understand their purpose. Did these women intend to be the example of how modern-day wives behave? Were they ever aware that their demeanor would portray wives as being first and foremost, catty, messy women? Their actions scream that they are unable conduct themselves as a wife of esteem, a wife of class, or a wife of purpose. What I do know is that wives represent a different caliber of women and the women of these reality TV shows have fouled out. It’s obvious that these women have failed to consider or even complete the proper conditioning and training that it takes to be a true star on the court, or in this case, their relationship. The reality for real wives are those who understand their role in their marriage and play it so well that spectators would desire to draft them on their team.

But with millions of viewers attracted to the show, will the position of being a wife forever be misrepresented by Hollywood standards? At this point, the Basketball Wives have demonstrated an extreme case of unsportsmanlike behavior and should be thrown off the court. Game over.

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Lakia Brandenburg

Lakia Brandenburg

Lakia is an accomplished writer and educator with a heart for love and relationships. She's written for Gospel Today and has freelanced for top national magazines such as Upscale. Creating a happily ever after story to be your reality.

1 Comment

  1. September 29, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    I never even watched the show…