Basketball Wives LA Season 5 cast photos with Tasha Marbury

Basketball Wives Season 5 cast Suzie Ketcham, Tami Roman, Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada and Tasha Marbury

Fans of the Basketball Wives LA have been deprived of their roundball hot mama drama for a year, but the revamped cast returns to VH1 Monday, August 19 minus four former cast members and plus one new addition. The franchises blockbuster roster shake up saw veterans Jennifer Williams, Royce Reed, Kenya Bell and Keisha Nichols let go and upcoming rookie phenom Tasha Marbury (wife of Stephon Marbury) added to a much leaner starting five that includes reality diva all-stars Evelyn Lozada, Shaunie O’Neal, Tami Roman and Suzie Ketcham.

Basketball Wives LA Season 5 cast photo Suzie Ketcham, Evelyn Lozada, Shaunie O'Neal, Tami Roman and Tasha Marbury

VH1 has just released the Basketball Wives Season 5 promo photos with the new lineup. Above (from left to right) we have Suzie Ketcham, Evelyn Lozada, Shaunie O’Neal, Tami Roman and Tasha Marbury.

Damn! Tasha is TALL y’all! Here’s her individual promo shot for Season 5:

Tasha Marbury Basketball Wives Season 5

Basketball Wives star (and Executive Producer) Shaunie O’Neal spoke with Chris Witherspoon of (clip below) about the upcoming season and what fans can expect. “It was crazy. Let’s be honest, it was crazy,” O’Neal says of the show’s first four seasons. She then reveals that the ladies tone down the drama and show a little maturity in Season 5.

“You’ll see a lot of growth. Just filming this season I felt the growth,” O’Neal said . “Sometimes I’d look at the ladies and be like ‘I’m so proud of you. You handled that so well.’ This is like a mirror. We’ve been able to look at ourselves for four seasons, and now going into the fifth, it’s like ‘I gotta do better.’”

Shaunie O'Neal Basketball Wives Season 5

O’Neal (photo above) adds that the cast’s antics have an impact on her personal life and that motivated her to do what she could to show more maturity on screen. “I’m a mom of two girls. And my daughters see me… I never want to show them anything that I wouldn’t want them to represent as a black woman. I can’t control what everyone else does, I can’t control anybody else’s behavior, but I can control mine.”

Here’s the official press release from VH1 announcing the Basketball Wives LA Season 5 premiere date as well as the remaining official Basketball Wives LA cast photos, starting with Evelyn Lozada looking stunning as usual, this time packed tightly in a mosaic disco ball mini-dress:

Evelyn Lozada Basketball Wives LA Season 5

“Basketball Wives” Season 5 – Premieres Monday, August 19 @10PM ET/PT

VH1’s window into the world of women romantically linked to professional basketball players returns for a fifth season. This time around, “Basketball Wives” double dribbles both excitement and surprises, beginning with Evelyn Lozada’s first attempts at extinguishing the media flames surrounding the altercation with her now ex-husband. Back this season with their own passions and ambitions are Tami Roman, Suzie Ketcham and Shaunie O’Neal. New to the scene this season is Evelyn’s friend Tasha Marbury whose scandalous marriage of seventeen years to Stephon Marbury of the Beijing Ducks has the rest of the girls whispering. Season five also witnesses the return of a notorious wife from seasons past, a confrontation with a woman whose alleged relationship with a player puts one of the wives in an uncomfortable position, and another unforgettable turmoil-filled girls’ trip to London. “Basketball Wives” Season five is set to premiere August 19 at 10PM ET/PT.

Tami Roman:
Tami Roman Basketball Wives LA Season 5

Suzie Ketcham:
Suzie Ketcham Basketball Wives LA Season 5 interview with Shaunie O’Neal about Basketball Wives LA Season 5:

Photos: Beatrice Neumann for VH1

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  • Karina

    This show is so dumb and the title is irrelevant. Tammy and Shaunie are ex-wives. Ketcham nor Evelyn were actually married to Basketball players. LIES I tell ya!

  • Floria

    Why does Eve think we want to see her huge sagging breasts…put that shit away…

  • Star

    Really ?.. I thought this nonsense was cancelled.

  • Yanelle

    Ok…let me explain it to u like this…. This is the lowest of the low, it is the bottom of the barrel, it promotes ignorant stereotypes, violence that spills out into the real world and cost a family their breadwinners career…it is exploitive, it is degrading and it is a non story about a bunch or low rent whores that have nothing to offer to anyone. I can’t believe that ppl might watch this streetwalker nightmare whorefest

  • Dwayne

    Shaunie the pimp and her stable of whores…may you be treated just as you treat others.

  • Freddie

    Bunch of crazy old ho’s…how is this news?

  • Shannon

    Tami looks good. She’s lost weight.

  • mzr

    Can’t wait! But why do they keep on referring to the show as Basketball Wives LA? The cast above is from MIAMI!!!

  • donna

    Why is this even coming back dayum tall! Seriously?

  • Zorida

    These shows perpetuate ignorance & encourage racism, violence and contribute to the breakdown of society. White people who do not have people of other ethnicities in their circle, think that this is how we behave. Like animals…. Why would we do this to ourselves, we have a rich culture and a deep spirituality. This goes against all of that.

  • Solander

    SMH how come Shaunie can’t find good EVER