Even though the upcoming VH1 series Basketball Wives LA encompasses Kimsha Artest, the significant other of “Metta World Peace,” the final weeks leading up to the scheduled August 29 debut on VH1 have been anything but in keeping with Ron-ron’s new handle.
According to the always eagle-eyed Eriq Gardner of THR Esq., there are not one but two court dates set for later this month. On August 22, Orlando Magic star Gilbert Arenas will try to get an injunction to prevent the show from airing, while a week later, on the series debut date, attorneys for production company The Shed Media Group will be ready to fire back. Per Gardner:
Here’s the key [Media Shed response] passage:
“In a showing of unparalleled hubris, Plaintiff claims that he is so famous and important that simply mentioning the words ‘basketball wives’ in the same sentence as [his former fiancée Laura] Govan’s name -impermissibly impinges on his rights… Plaintiff is wrong.”
The other stars of the maybe-airing VH1 10-episode program include Govan’s siter Gloria (engaged to LA Laker Matt Barnes), Jackie Christie, the wife of retired player Doug Christie, and aspiring actress Draya Michele.