Can you believe Basketball Wives is already on its ninth season? It seems like not too long ago that we were tuned into the adventures of Royce Reed, Suzie Ketcham, Gloria Govan, Jennifer Williams, Evelyn Lozada, and Shaunie O’Neal. But now it has a totally new look and lineup.
With the new season fast approaching, VH1 is offering up some details about the next installment of episodes. Ahead, find everything you need to know about Basketball Wives Season 9 — from new cast additions to the release date.
What to expect from ‘Basketball Wives’ Season 9
Variety reports that the ninth season will follow the cast members as they battle through a series of issues including the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 racial and social justice movements, and unresolved problems in their friendships.
“Family is still a big theme of the show, as O’Neal relocates to Houston, Texas to be closer to her children; Lozada getting ready to move into a new home, and Pargo is ready to teach her own children about police brutality and how to deal with officers of the law. Discussions of systemic racism and Black Lives Matter will be a part of the season in other ways, as well including through Scott’s involvement with the movement,” the outlet reports.
Which cast members are returning for ‘Basketball Wives’ Season 9?
In addition to Lozada, O’Neal, and Pargo, Jackie Christie, Jennifer Williams, Ogom “OG” Chijindu, Kristen Scott, and Feby Torres will all be back for Basketball Wives Season 9.
The show will also bring on three newcomers, Liza Morales and Nia and Noria Dorsey. For her part, Morales used to be in a long-term relationship with Lamar Odom and shares two children with him. The Dorsey sisters, on the other hand, are entrepreneurs.
See a sneak peek of ‘Basketball Wives’ Season 9, here
In a trailer released by VH1 on Jan. 10, Lozada can be heard recommending that she and the other cast members rent a mansion so they can meet up and reconnect. (This likely doubled as a way for them to quarantine, as The Blast previously reported the cast would have to follow certain protocols in order for production to begin due to COVID-19.)
The clip cuts to show several of the stars arriving at what seems to be a lavish pad. Christie tells Chijindu and Williams in a sit-down, “Let’s put that sh*t behind us and stop the nonsense,” before the video moves to another scene where Williams tells a friend, “I’m not takin’ no sh*t.”
See the clip below and be sure to tune in to Basketball Wives Season 9 when it returns to VH1 at 8 p.m. ET on Feb. 9.
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