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'Basketball Wives' star arrested for throwing water at woman, LAPD says

June 1, 2010 |  4:40 pm

A cast member on VH1's "Basketball Wives" was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department over the Memorial Day weekend on suspicion of misdemeanor battery for allegedly throwing a large amount of water on another woman during a taping of a reunion show, authorities said Tuesday.

Suzie Ketcham, the 32-year-old ex-girlfriend of retired former Los Angeles Clipper's Center Michael Olowokandi, was booked Saturday night following the reported incident at a studio on Commonwealth Avenue.

Ketcham allegedly threw a bucket of water on another woman, identified on the VH1 website as "Sandra," who told police she was injured while attempting to avoid the mini deluge, according to LAPD officials. The woman later was hospitalized and treated for minor injuries to her hip, knee and ankle.

The show follows a group of women who are married to, dated or formally had relationships with NBA players.

In a previous episode, one of the "basketball wives" threw a glass of water on the same woman. A posting on the VH-1 website would not detail the latest incident but teased it their upcoming show.

"We were there, and while we’re obviously not going to spoil a show that isn’t airing till June 20 with additional firsthand details, but know this: It was quite the scene," the posting said.

Ketcham was released after posting $20,000 bail.

-- Andrew Blankstein