“She’s a heavy girl, so you’re not gonna throw her very far.” – Draya Michele on trusting Laura Govan “as far as you can throw her” on “Basketball Wives LA.”
Episode 9 of “Basketball Wives LA” was particularly interesting because the nature of the show’s “villain” appears to have drastically changed. Before, the target was always on Draya Michele’s back, as Jackie Christie and others wondered aloud (and to Draya’s face), whether the model and wanna-be actress was an unfit mother and a home-wrecking groupie.
But last night, Laura Govan saw the hate thrown in her direction by most of the women, most notably Jackie, Draya, and Imani Showalter, who all gossiped about Laura (the “Devil dressed in red”) during Matt’s charity golf event.
Story: Is Jackie’s gossip getting old?
“Basketball Wives LA” has almost become a Beverly Hills-style sociological study in the way women interact and problem-solve. If a man has a problem with another man, they’ll address it, give a handshake or hug it out, and the beef is squashed.
But that’s not the case with women. On “Basketball Wives LA,” beefs are only temporarily forgotten. And despite someone being angry at you, they’ll have no problem smiling in your face today and stabbing you in the back tomorrow.
That was the case with Laura on episode 9 of “Basketball Wives LA.” Laura has made enemies with almost everyone in the cast outside of her loyal sister. She’s fought with Malaysia, and essentially called Jackie pregnant to her face. And while Imani tries to stay above the fray, Draya (who I’m starting to feel is one of the emotionally stronger women on the show) has no problem letting her true feelings be known.
And she did that on this episode, essentially asking Laura why she feels so compelled to bully the other women and make snide remarks. Laura, as always, was blunt—if she doesn’t like you, she’s going to let you know. She’s not interested in being fake or putting on phony smiles.
But if that’s the case Laura, why are you often caught on camera hugging and cheek kissing the exact same women you despise?
Even bullies don’t do that.
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