Basketball Wives LA is ready to pick up where Basketball Wives Miami left off – minus all the unnecessary fighting. One of the Los Angeles franchise lead star Laura Govan dishes on the common misconceptions about her and why reality TV should be seen as only entertainment in her featured interview for Edge magazine. Check out some excerpts below:
On How She became a part of the Basketball Wives LA Cast
My sister & I (Gloria) actually pitched the idea of doing a spin off series to VH1. On one of the previous seasons of the Miami show there was an episode where I was basically being attacked and lied on by a group of women who had never even met me a day in their life and that wasn’t fair to me. I felt like I needed an outlet to voice my opinions and show people who I really am and not who these women tried to create me to be.
On what people would be surprised to know about her
Probably how domestic I am. I cook dinner for my man and my children every night, do the laundry, drive the kids to school, etc. I really am a modern day housewife.
On if people should take reality shows for face value
“I think so. The show is produced. Sure, the cameras are always on but of course they’re not going to show me changing my son’s diaper or watching a movie at home with the kids after having just cooked dinner. The reason being is because that wouldn’t be entertaining. The show was created to be entertainment and so that’s what you get.”
On the biggest misconception that viewers may have about her:
“The biggest misconception would be that I’m a bully and I’m always trying to fight with someone. I’m a very nice person and the only time I have problems is when someone takes my kindness for weakness.”
On her legacy:
“That I was a hustler. I didn’t stop. I didn’t quit. I want my legacy to be that everyone who knew me loved me and was proud of me.”