AFTER taking a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Basketball Wives is set to return to screens.
The VH1 show follows the wives, girlfriends – or ex-wives – of NBA superstars.
How can I watch Basketball Wives season 9?
You can tune into the first episode of Basketball Wives Season 9 on Tuesday, February 9th on VH1.
Feby Torres, Liza Morales, and Nia, and Noria Dorsey all appeared in season 8 of Basketball Wives and are expected to make a reappearance in season 9.
Feby is an influencer who once dated Lance Stephenson, while Liza Morales is famous for being the mama baby of former NBA player Lamar Odom.
Sisters and entrepreneurs Nia and Noria Dorsey will bring their Memphis energy and spicy personalities to the group in the new season.
Season nine will also see the return of Evelyn Lozada and Ogom “OG” Chijindu despite their legal battles.
Will Jennifer Williams return to the show?
After feuding with Shaunie O’Neal and Evelyn Lozada, fans have seen original cast member Jennifer Williams have drinks thrown her way, been cursed at, and involved in toxic moments.
Jennifer has surprised fans by returning for the ninth season, and when one fan said she was "crazy for coming back", and that she was "praying for you girl," the reality star replied: "Pressure applied, stay tuned."
The show has long been the scene of bullying claims; in 2012 star and producer Shaunie O'Neal denied all fan allegations of bullying against Jennifer.
"Sometimes it can be a bit of bullying going on because of the personalities being a lot stronger, you know like Evelyn’s personality is a lot stronger than Jen’s, so it does seem like its bullying but I don’t think Jen would think she’s bullied," Shaunie told HipHollywood.
"I don’t think she would want to take that role of being bullied because I think she is strong in her own way. It’s just a different way of dealing with it."
How much do the Basketball Wives make per episode?
A collection of outlets have speculated how much the Basketball Wives stars make per episode of the show.
It was reported in the early days that the ladies took home $7,500 per episode.
After Evelyn was portrayed negatively in the season two finale, she threatened to quit the show, then asked for $20,000 per episode to stay on.
She also managed to snag a spin-off with her ex-husband Ocho Johnson that never aired.
As a result, Evelyn reportedly earned $150,000 for her Basketball Wives season three commitments.
Chad was later arrested for domestic battery that in 2012 after being accused of headbutting Evelyn in an argument.
Reports have guesstimated producer and star Shaunie O'Neal to take away around $20,000 per episode,
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