Shaunie O’Neal wants to do a reality show featuring her and the kids. Only problem is her now ex, Shaquille O’Neal, isn’t havin’ it.
That means Shaunie would have to do an end run via the courts and that went down this morning, but that didn’t go her way, either.
Apparently Shaunie wanted the judge to rule in her favor without a hearing, but Shaq’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, convinced the judge there was no rush and a hearing was necessary, but that takes time. Can you say classic stall tactic?
As TMZ first reported, Shaq, who has joint custody, has been warring with Shaunie over the reality show, insisting ubiquitous cameras at home would be a terrible distraction for their four kids … some of whom are already struggling in school. He’s also worried the show will portray Shaunie and the kids in a negative light.
Shaunie has insisted the show will be wholesome family fun, but with scandal-hungry producers breathing down Shaunie’s neck and her own cat-fighting track record on “Basketball Wives,” Shaq isn’t convinced.
With filming for the reality show is scheduled to begin in January, the pressure is clearly on Shaunie to get her ex to relent. Good luck.
Basketball Wives Through the Seasons
11 photos Launch gallery
1. 1. Shaunie O'Neal poses to promote her reality series, "Basketball Wives"
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2. 2. Group Shot of the casts of Basketball Wives. (EURweb)
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3. 3. Gloria Govan, Jackie Christie and Kimsha Artest. Photo/EURweb
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4. 4. Jen and her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Eric Williams. Photo/EURweb
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5. 5. The creator of Basketball Wives, Shaunie O'Neal, can't believe it's success.
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6. 6. Tanya Williams, the wife of imprisoned former New Jersey Net Jayson Williams.
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7. 7. “Basketball Wives” ranked third in overall programs with over 274,246 comments.
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8. 8. Meeka Claxton of Basketball Wives.
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9. 10. Tami Roman divorced NBA player Kenny Anderson after six years of marriage.
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10. 11. Season 3 of ‘Basketball Wives’ Brings Apologies from Evelyn Lozado.
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11. 12. Group photo of the Basketball wives cast members.
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