Parents' Guide to

Basketball Wives L.A.

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

NBA Wives spin-off has strong language, mature themes.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

You have to give respect to get it..

It would be nice if the lady got along better
age 18+

too much fighting

This show promotes fighting. I would not recommend this show for teenagers or children!

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Like its sister series, this show offers a voyeuristic glimpse at the lives of women who've chosen to partner with NBA players and who are coping with the challenges that come with this lifestyle. But unlike the original, it immediately focuses on how different each of these women are and the hostility between them. Adding to the drama is the tabloid publicity that surrounds some of these women, including rumors about infidelity, a highly publicized shooting incident, and allegations of child endangerment.

Despite references to the importance of supporting one another, most of these women exhibit a defensiveness about who they are, as well as about their past and present relationships with their NBA partners. The result is a show that plays up the very stereotypes that the women claim are unfairly used to describe them. Some folks may find these theatrics entertaining, but there are few positive messages being offered here.

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