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Royce Reed calls 'Basketball Wives' boot 'petty and immature'

'Basktball Wives' star Royce ReedRoyce Reed is talking back about her potential recasting on "Basketball Wives" due to her disconnect with b-ballers and her inability to speak publicly about baby daddy Dwight Howard and their son.

Reed, the least favorite "wife" -- she has little or nothing in common with her castmates and didn't know any of them before the show started taping -- has been losing her connection to the show, according to our interview with costar and executive producer Shaunie O'Neal. And a 2009 gag order that bars her from speaking about Orlando Magic center Howard or the son they have together further closed the door on any dishy portions of her life. 

"If they are indeed searching for a replacement for me, it is what it is. It all seems petty and immature to me," she told TMZ.

So the tenously named "Basketball Wives," which follows the exploits of women who have once dated, married or had kids with an NBA player, is courting new women to join the cast. Ones who can share the contents of their lives, perhaps.

Looks as if Reed will soon be a free agent. Maybe she's calling things "petty and immature" because the only claim to fame that she can speak of now is the show. Apparently, you need to actually have a life you can talk about to be a reality TV star.

Costars O'Neal and Evelyn Lozada have proved that it's OK if the relationship between a "Wives" star and an NBA player wasn't a slam dunk, as long as she can still share with the group. 

Shaquille O'Neal's ex-wife is now dating actor-model Marlon Yates, and Lozada is dating football player Chad Ochocinco, who has appeared on a few episodes of "Basketball Wives," even though we know him more from "Dancing With the Stars" than from the gridiron. Do we see a football-themed spinoff in the future?

Now we're curious about Reed's potential replacements. O'Neal stayed mum when we asked her to drop a few hints, so we vote for Eva Longoria to replace the gag-ordered Reed, only because Khloe Kardashian already has her own show on deck with Lakers hubby Lamar Odom. But it's probably safe to say that Longoria's A-list stock would plummet if she landed on the VH1 show.

We could see "The Bachelor's" resident villainess Michelle Money in the running too thanks to her affair with Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer.

Who do you think should replace Reed? Sound off in comments.

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Photo: Royce Reed of "Basketball Wives." Credit: VH1

 
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Who cares,Royce though dull was the only lady on the show.The others are revolting!

There is already a "Football Wives" in existence, also co-produced by Shaunie O'Neal-- FYI.

i think they need to get rid of tami on basketball wives.she is way too ghetto and i don't mean fabulous!she is trash and does not fit in with the others.where did shaunie get her from?send her back!a.s.a.p.

yeah Tammi needs to go! tacky at it's worst.

Royce is my favorite if they get rid of her the show will be one desparate episode after another!These women use the word friendship so easy when they dont know what it means!They let Tami join the cast so they can have something to laugh about.Shaunie should have helped her pick out a wardrobe thats a real friend.I hope she beats them down! Royce do your self a favor Run!!

This show is ghetto at its best! Evelyn is a classic example that money can not buy you CLASS! Her mouth is so filthy. Say what you want, Jennifer is the only "lady" on the show. She isn't LOUD AND CONFRONTATIONAL like Evelyn and Project Queen Tami! Royce consider yourself lucky if you are replaced.

Royce, baby girl if they recast you I won't be tuning in anymore. Evelyn and Jen never gave yoou an honest chance. Then Miss Shaunie allowed them to pull down into their mess, hatin on you. Royce you are beautiful, naturally, you are real, talented and you have a good heart. they knew about your situation from the beginning. You are gonna make it. Keep your head up Sweetie.

This show is very trashy, why can't they be elegant, unique. Drama is that all you know. I don't like Evelyn she is nothing that is why Tami did what she did to her. If you are a lady with class, dignity you don't have to put all your business in the street. I think Shaunie needs to find her a life with her 5 children and attend they needs and want and not other women that is the reason why Shaq left too much Drama. Grow up be responsible attend to your business have a social life but not a drama life. Life is a beautiful thing and I see why Royce doesn't want anymore of this drama and for Jennifer she has no backbone either does Evelyn. Get your life together because I don't see what they saw in you in the first place you are not Mr. Hallie Berry, you don't have inter beauty or outer beauty so you must have been a easy please.

Let's be honest...we all watch the show to be entertained, and the drama is what we tune in for each week! If they were behaving like prim and proper little princesses, the show would be boring and noone would watch!!! My only opinion is that the title of the show is Basketball Wives, so can we get someone who's actually married!?

I actually like Royce and she seems to be the least messy of them all. When watching the show, I'm always disappointed in the behavior of these so-called "ladies". How about a reality show that portrays women of color in a positive light?? When your only claim to fame is a child with a basketball player, I say aim higher and set some goals for yourself!! Riding the coattails of a famous ex seems so desperate. This class-less bunch is the reason many people think black women are all attitude and no substance. As a woman of color, I expect more. We have to do better people!!

evelyn is just evil and jennifer is her puppet...tami is just ghetto rough...i thought shauni had class, but she is just as bad...where is all the work for these charities and they have? when do they work? yes, i watch the show and thank GOD for my plain simple life...royce, keep your head up and move on b/c you can do a lot better than this

MY comment is this shaunie your a woman in your thirthies with five kids by an well known nba player with a lot of dough without shaq we would be shaunie who? uknown and probably trying to make it like everyone else none of these women would be known or even paid attention too without the connection of the NBA husbands, boyfriends,an ex's the show is a minority version of mean girls it sad too see this is the level of maturity of women with children, and some a little older that should be setting the example as far as tammy she may be viewed "quote as ghetto" but for the most part she keeps it real, she a straight shooter more then the rest and is not scared to get in badoh if she has too. I just wish she wouldn't be a follower, royce go ahead and move on although I seen u get pulled in becoming a follower and wanting to fit into shaunie and evelyns crew I'll give u a pass cause your young live for u and your son not for others don't let the fakeness. ignorance, of the others become part of your legacy. comment about shaunie she is the biggest fake besides jennifer and evelyn out of them all manipulator, untrustworthy, fake would not want her as a friend she is translucent too me like a glass of water she' s full of it. Good luck Royce.

she was just a washed up dancer..the show's about basketball wives...not wanabe's,also she was so fake and not all the cute either

SO IRRITATED WITH BASKETBALL WIVES..TO ME EVELYN IS DRUNK AND HAS NO CLASS, SHAUNIE THINKS TOO HIGHLY OF HERSELF AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN DOWN A NOTCH, ROYCE IS COOL BUT A FOLLOWER AT TIMES, TAMI IS THE REALEST AT LEAST SHE TELLS THE TRUTH, AND JENNIFER USED TO BE MY FAVORITE UNTILL HANGING ROUND EVELYN IF SHE WANTED SHE COULD STILL HAVE A HUSBAND THESE WOMEN ARE JUST GIVING OTHER BLACK WOMEN A BAD NAME...... YUCK

i totally agree with veronica. tami is the definition of a hoodrat and very out of place on the show! everytime she gets drunk, she starts trippen and thinks someone is making faces at her or calling her names! besides being extremely ghetto, i think she has some serious mental problems too!

I agree the rest of the girls on "basketball wives" are just jealous of Royce - Shaunie with her chicken butt nose, Jen looking like a female in drag, Evelyn with her porn pics for the world to see. Please, all of them are dumb - and they have the nerve to say Royce sounds stupid saying her skin hurt while in Madrid - obviously these idiots have never experienced nerve damage from fevers and the like that do cause your skin to hurt or feel irritated to the touch! DUMMIES!!! No wonder they can't keep a man!

I watched this show by channel surfing. I find it absolutely laughable that there is this much drama among "friends". Actually, all this drama makes me understand why there are so many issues in their relationships. If they would stay more at home and communicate with their men and act like women, maybe there wouldn't be so much infidelity. The show is either truly trash or great acting.

Ladies do ur thing...do u. I don't care what the other posts say the show is very entertaining. If Holly & Kindra can have a show...make ur money honey! I am going to keep watching no matter who shaunie brings on the show...drama is what makes the show. If Royce decides to leave good luck hunny! Shaunie keep up ur head up....business is business. To the person who commented on Shaunie being a mom...blah blah...STOP HATING! Make sure u taking care of ur kids...Shaunie do u & don't worry about the haters!

I don't understand why Miss Reed needs to speak about her ex and son, You just saw Shaunie's kids for the first time this season and she says nothing and I mean nothing at all about Shaq the same with all the other lady's outside Jennifer speaking about your divorce none of the other lady's say anything about their ex mates.

so there has to be more to this. You have never seen Suzy's kids, you just saw Evelyn's for the first time this season.

This show is trash. Seriously, they are all friends? But every 2 seconds they are talking ish about each other?
I have never seen a show with so many high school 'omg I don't like her so you shouldn't eitherrrr' acting grown ups in my LIFE.

They give women a bad name. I mean at least with Bad Girls Club and the like we KNOW there will be backstabbing etc...but this....Shaunie should ask do I want my kids to watch this??
Evelyn seems to be a bully and gets over on people with her looks...but as she exposes her true self she is UGLY.

Jennifer is a puppet and IS FAKE as more than one person has called her. She doesn't want to go against Eveyln's ghetto ass so she shuts up like Eveyln's dog with a muzzle.

I actually like Tami and Royce. Royce is the most mature of all...and Tami, though rough around the edges, you can see her heart and both ladies are tooo good to hang in that 'circle'. Circle?? That's so damn childish.

I never watched one episode..I watched the top 10 moments of drama or whatever it was so, I was able to see a LOT of consistencies from just those clips. Yes folks will tune in b/c of entertainment but they really are pathetic. Puts your own life in perspective doesn't it? Like damn I'm glad I don't deal with that crap on a daily basis!

I'm glad my girlfriends aren't like that.

I like Royce and tammy she just keeps it real when your dead beat ass husband leaves u sometimes u don't have a choice the best way for child support to go after him is ask for public assistance and the other women are u that stupid when Royce said her skin was hurting I guess nobody has ever had the flu. Your whole body hurts even your eyelashes.Tammy is cool and so is Royce they keep it real.........keep them on

IEALLY HOPE THAT ROYCE ISNT REPLACED. THEY NEED TO REPLACE THE QUEEN BEE SHAUNIE. SHE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE AND BE A MOTHER TO HER KIDS, WHILE SHES TAKING THOSE SLUTS TO ROME SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKING HER 5 KIDS TO DISNEYLAND. TO MUCH TIME HATING SPEND TIME WITH YOUR KIDS. AND JENNIFER AND EVELYN THERES NO HOPE THERE EITHER. EVELYN IS A BITCH AND I DONT SEE HER AND CHAD TOGETHER FOR TO LONG, I JUST DONT SEE HIM LOVING A FAKE BITCH. AND JENNIFER YOU ARE STRAIGHT STUPID, GROW UP AND STEP BEING EVELYN PUPPET. YOU WANT ACTION ON THE SHOW WELL THEY NEED TO HAVE JENNIFER STAND UP TO EVELYN AND BE YOUR ON WOMAN. JEN YOU WOULD BE STRAIGHT IF YOU STOP RUNNING WITH THOSE 2 TRICKS SHAUNIE AND EVELYN BECAUSE THEY DESTROYED YOUR MARRIAGE WHEN THEY DIDNT HAVE A MAN IN THEIR LIVES, NOW THEY HAVE ONE AND YOU DONT, BETCHA DONT BE FRIENDS LONG BECAUSE JEN THEIR NOT GOING TO LET YOU COME BETWEEN THEM AND THIER MEN, LIKE THEY CAME BETWEEN YOUR MARRIAGE.GOOD LUCK ROYCE MUCH LOVE FOR YOU SUSIE AND TAMI. YOULL MY GIRLS.

Why would Royce say she won't shack up with Dwayne cause her father won't have it he's old fashion, "you already have a son" one baby to late to worry about dads feelings. And Shaunie is the one got the show started and never talks about her status and ex husband, but always in someone else business. Someone should start asking her questions. The show is named basketball wives, so let's hear and see more about the husbands of the wives. Keep all the drama and let everyone share more information, all of the ladies. Yes even Shaunie.

What a show of idiots, I never thought shaunie was so evil, jen and ev; its good you went from foodstamps to the NBA, so why not act like it? Instead everyone is bitter, scorned and i guess trying to get a higher rating than the ATL Housewives......I doubt it! How could you be so bitter with all that money????

Oh Yeah, if jennifer had any brains, she could save her marriage, by dumping ev. MISERY loves company jennifer...ev got a no customer having all exclusive empty shoe store and you got a good husband with money and a workable relationship...get away from that miserable girl while you can!!

 
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