Basketball Wives LA is an American reality television series that premiered on August 29, 2011, on VH1. The series follows the lives of a group of women who have all been somehow romantically linked to professional basketball players. The show is filmed in Los Angeles, California and is a spinoff of Basketball Wives.


The show was announced June 2011 and would feature Gloria Govan, a former cast member of Basketball Wives Miami, Laura Govan, Kimsha Artest, Jackie Christie, and Imani Showalter. The show premiered August 29, 2011 and starred Gloria and Laura Govan, Jackie Christie, Imani Showalter, Malaysia Pargo, and Draya Michele while Artest alongside Tanya Williams only made a few appearances. The show was renewed for a second season and was announced on July 16, 2012 that Brooke Bailey and Bambi Benson would join the cast. Season 2 premiered September 10, 2012 with Brooke Bailey joining as a new main cast member, replacing Imani Showalter, and Bambi Benson serving as a part time contribution to the show. In April 2013, it was speculated that the show was cancelled due to Season 2's low ratings but the rumors were not confirmed as Draya Michele uploaded a photo of her, Malaysia Pargo, and Jackie Christie filming scenes for a third season and Brooke Bailey stated in an interview that they have been greenlit for a third season. It has also been announced that Gloria and Laura Govan will not be returning to the show.



  • Draya Michele
  • Jackie Christie
  • Malaysia Pargo
  • Brooke Bailey (Season 2 - )


  • Kimsha Artest (Season 1)
  • Tanya Williams (Season 1)
  • Bambi Benson (Season 2 - )


  • Imani Showalter (Season 1)
  • Gloria Govan (Seasons 1 - 2)
  • Laura Govan (Seasons 1 - 2)

Cast HistoryEdit

Italics: Recurring

Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Draya Michele Draya Michele Draya Michele
Jackie Christie Jackie Christie Jackie Christie
Malaysia Pargo Malaysia Pargo Malaysia Pargo
Gloria Govan Gloria Govan
Laura Govan Laura Govan
Imani Showalter
Kimsha Artest
Tanya Williams
Brooke Bailey Brooke Bailey
Bambi Benson Bambi Benson

Series OverviewEdit

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale Reunion
1 14 August 29, 2011 November 14, 2011 November 21, 2011
November 28, 2011
2 16 September 10, 2012 December 10, 2012 December 10, 2012
December 17, 2012