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Shaunie O’Neal Covers ‘Rolling Out Magazine’

Basketball Wives star Shaunie O’Neal opens up about becoming a media maven in the latest issue of Rolling Out magazine.  O”Neal also touches on her relationship with Marlon  Yates, leaving a legacy, her shoe-line, her upcoming book and much more.  Interview scans are below.

 

 

Elle Magazine Interviews The Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh

 

 

(February 17, 2011 - Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America)

 

Who knew a basketball player could be features in a magazine like ElleMiami Heat frontman Chris Bosh sat down or a carefree interview with the magazine. In this Heat Wave interview, Bosh discusses women, his fiance, the NBA as a whole and much more.  Read what Chris Bosh had to say below.

ELLE: You put a lot of effort into making the 2008 All Star Team—you created a funny YouTube video in which you played a used-car salesman who was trying to get people to vote for you. What’s the hardest you’ve worked to woo a woman you admired?

Chris Bosh: It was with my fiancée [Adrienne Williams]. I met her in New York at a charity event—her friend liked the guy I was with. We eventually struck up a conversation and exchanged numbers. Then it was a true courting session over three months on the phone. I met her in July, and we didn’t go on our first date until October.

ELLE: Could you fall in love with a woman who didn’t care about basketball?

CB: I did. My fiancée only likes it now because I play. When she comes to the games, she’s watching when I’m in—and when I’m out, she’s talking with her friends.

ELLE: I encountered some footage of your cousin with your former girlfriend heckling LeBron James in 2008 when you were playing on opposing teams. Are there unofficial rules governing the behavior of players’ wives and girlfriends?

CB: That was embarrassing. A woman shouldn’t heckle. In the public eye, you have to represent not only you but your spouse, too. You have to be a lady. She just has to sit there, clap, and look pretty.

ELLE: Your fiancée is beautiful, but I have to say, I was a little shocked to see photos showing the size difference between you two: She’s five feet tall and you’re almost seven feet tall. Even in heels, her head seems to not quite reach your chest.

CB: You get used to it. If you were to ask her, “Do you really notice it?” she’d be like, “No.” I can understand how it might look bizarre to other people, but to me, it’s normal. I have a history of dating smaller w

ELLE: I don’t want to put this too graphically, but are there any, uh, complications with such a size difference? If you were eye to eye, her feet would pretty much be at your crotch level.

CB: You always make things work.

ELLE: I won’t delve further. I saw pictures of your palatial home in Miami: white carpets, white floors, white furniture. I wondered if you insist that anyone who comes in don those footies that scientists wear in sterile environments.

CB: We do ask people to take their shoes off. But we try to prevent any accidents by policing it early.

ELLE: Like, some tipsy woman with a glass of merlot will get ejected?

CB: They won’t get ejected. It will be more like, “Hey! Don’t go over there with that red wine!”

ELLE: Everything I know about basketballers with stories like yours—exceptional high school players drafted into the pros young—suggests there must have been a buffet of women available at all times. Was racking up numbers ever appealing to you?

CB: I’ve never really been a guy like that. I like intimacy with just one person who you can share your secrets and thoughts and ambitions with. In our profession, we’re in pretty vulnerable positions sometimes, so that can either motivate you to take advantage, or it can scare you a little bit. It scared me.

ELLE: I imagine there are plenty of ways for a rich young man to get in trouble with women. Does the NBA provide counseling for players on how to avoid entanglements?

CB: Yeah, they have programs like that, but they can tell you all they want to—at the end of the day, you’re out in the world experiencing things for yourself. Unfortunately, sometimes you’re going to make mistakes.

ELLE: Let’s imagine I get drafted and secure a $100 million NBA contract. What’s your advice about all the hot ladies buzzing around?

CB: Just listen to your instincts. Don’t talk to someone or start a relationship out of pity.

ELLE: Players get into relationships based on pity?

CB: Oh, most definitely.

ELLE: Do NBA players go into clubs, locate the least attractive girl, and say, “Gee, I feel sorry for her—I’m going to give her a Bentley and move her into my house”?

CB: No, but we’re talking about something that could develop over time. Everybody in this world isn’t good people. So you have to learn that and learn to look for certain signs when you’re out there.

ELLE: What do women who don’t know you frequently misunderstand about you?

CB: People in general misunderstand me. I’m very aware of the stereotype that comes with being a basketball player. But I’m well-rounded. I’m cultured. It’s funny: When I speak, people are like, “Wow! You can really talk.” I’m like, “What did you expect?”

ELLE: The Heat’s president, Pat Riley, is pretty dapper. Has he ever offered you any advice about women?

CB: He hasn’t, but we were at a Christmas party recently, and he said that he and his wife had been together for 43 years, and she stopped him and said, “No, it’s actually only been 42.” And he went, “Okay, then I must have just been dreaming about you for one of them.” And everybody was like, “Oh, I gotta write that one down.”

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‘Basketball Wives’ Season 2 Reunion to Air in Two Parts

 


After taping the Basketball Wives Reunion Show a few weeks ago, the producers of the show made the executive decision to give viewers more than just one-hour of drama.  To appease viewers, the reunion will air in two parts so it will air in two parts the first part will air on Sunday, March 13 in Basketball Wives’ normal time slot of 8/7c, and the second part will air the  next night, on Monday, March 14 at 8/7c. Read more information about the show, finale and reunion below.

The ladies of Basketball Wives returned with yet another explosive season and introduced several new faces to the circle. The ladies not only brought the heat to Miami this season, but also took the drama to Spain. This season was full of tears, laughter, break ups and hook ups and of course the ever entertaining arguments.

In the second season of VH1’s Basketball Wives we saw all the ladies struggle and succeed with love and relationships. This season Jennifer and Eric struggled to decide if they should remain married, Evelyn found love with a new athlete, Royce let her guard down and finally found love with an unexpected person, while Shaunie and Tami learned that it was time to let go of past hurts and move on with their lives. During the season finale the past will come back to haunt two of the ladies when an explosive secret is revealed causing a vicious catfight that will end a friendship and possibly the circle forever. Watch as the drama unfolds on Sunday, March 6 at 8pm.

Then catch up to see what the ladies have been up to since the cameras stopped rolling as the cast reunites for the two-part Basketball Wives Reunion Special, airing Sunday, March 13th and Monday, March 14th at 8pm. Will there be another catfight? How are Evelyn and Ochocino doing? Is Jennifer getting a divorce? Tune in to the reunion show to get the answers.

Chris Bosh’s Baby Momma Likely to Join Season 3 Cast of Basketball Wives

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Get ready for more drama. Chris Bosh’s ex-girlfriend/mother of his child, Allison Mathis has been selected as one of the newest cast members of  season 3 of  VH1’s Basketball Wives, TMZ reports.

Apparently, Allison completed three rounds of interviews with the show’s executives. The execs were said to be so impressed with Mathis that they will be offering her a spot in the season 3 cast.

We can’t confirm who Allison will be replacing.  Suzie has already said she hasn’t made up her mind on whether or not she will come back and Royce Reed has debunked rumors that she’s out  for next season.

Shaq Signs Autographs at Millions of Milkshakes

 

NBA star Shaquille O’Neal headed over to Millions of Milkshakes on Jan. 29 in West Hollywood. Shaq spent time signing jerseys and basketballs for kids from the local Boys & Girls Club. Of course when he was done, Shaq drank one of their signature milkshakes.  The basketball player looked a little rough around the edges and you can’t help but chuckle when you take a look at the picture below of him getting out of his car.

 

 

Pictures via WENN

 

Out & About: Gabrielle Union at Eden Nightclub

 

Actress Gabrielle Union at Eden Nightclub was seen outside of Eden Nightclub a few nights ago in Hollywood.  The actress was not with her NBA boyfriend D.Wade, but she did have a special someone with her.  Union was too busy getting some love and affection from an adorable puppy that she didn’t even notice the paparazzi snapping her photos.

 

(January 29, 20112011-01-29 10:12:24 – Photo by PacificCoastNews.com)
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