Basketball Wives LA promises drama with Jackie Christie

Jun 20, 2011 at 6:15 p.m. ET

Basketball season may be over, but a new season of Basketball Wives is gearing up -- and this recent installment is in Los Angeles. Find out about the new cast of Basketball Wives LA and what kind of drama you can expect this season.

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VH1's reality show Basketball Wives LA will premiere August 29th and will follow five women married (or in a relationship with) NBA superstars. The show is produced by Shaunie O'Neal, Shaq's ex-wife.

The original series took place in Miami, however, this season takes it to the West Coast. Cast members of Basketball Wives LA are as follows:

  • Kimsha Artest: Wife of Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest
  • Jackie Christie: Wife of former Los Angeles Clippers star Doug Christie
  • Imani Showalter: Ex-fiance of Charlotte Bobcats' Stephen Jackson
  • Gloria Govan: Fiance of LA Laker Matt Barnes (also on Basketball Wives Miami)
  • Laura Govan: Sister of Gloria Govan, ex-fiance of Orlando Magic's Gilbert Arenas

What's the backstory on the new batch of Basketball Wives? Jackie Christie has made headlines for attacking another player during a game while defending her husband, as well as being overprotective of her husband around ladies (some may call it crazy jealousy) to prevent infidelity -- so she should be interesting to watch!

Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes called off their engagement after a domestic dispute in 2010, while Laura Govan had a messy divorce and battled rumors she had an affair with Shaq while he was still married to Shaunie.

Tell us: Do you plan on watching Basketball Wives LA?