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Shaunie O’Neal Itching to Leave ‘Basketball Wives’ L.A. Location After Evelyn Lozada Reportedly Slept with Ex

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If Shaunie O’Neal has her way, “Basketball Wives” may expand to new cities outside of Los Angeles.

O’Neal, who is the ex-wife of retired Lakers star Shaquille O’Neal, tweeted Tuesday that she “may need a new scenery” and asked fans “where should I go next?”

Immediately, fans began flooding her timeline with suggestions of where they’d like to see the lives of basketball spouses pick up.

“We need Basketball Wives Atlanta or Chicago.”


“Atlanta or Dallas, I’m in.”

“Basketball Wives New York…”

“Charlotte. No one’s come to Charlotte yet.”

However, of all the responses, it seems Atlanta and Chicago might have it.

That O’Neal might want to leave L.A. for a while should come as no surprise considering the bombshell that was dropped on her in Monday night’s episode. Tami Roman had kept a rumor about Evelyn Lozada allegedly cheating with one of O’Neal’s ex’s to herself for an entire year. But the truth came out during a retreat meant to spread positivity.

“So Tami and I had a conversation about Evelyn sleeping with your ex,” disclosed Jennifer Williams, who according to Roman, had told the “Bonnet Chronicles” creator about the rumor. Williams maintained it was Roman who asked about it but nevertheless, O’Neal was stunned and Lozada vehemently denied she did such a thing.

“I put that on my son! I would never do that s— to you,” Lozada said tearfully.

Meanwhile, O’Neal  — who also serves an executive producer on the VH1 reality series — has been reportedly looking to get “Basketball Wives” to branch out for some time. In 2015, she told the Jasmine Brand she was looking to launch a Houston-based spin-off of the show.

“We have a Houston cast that we put together. We haven’t sold it but it’s shopping right now….It’s a good cast so I hope the network likes it…” O’Neal said at the time.

She also added that Roman, who used to appear on the Miami version of the show, would get a producer credit, too.

“Tami [Roman] actually put the cast together and brought it to me so, if it’s in Houston, Ms. Tami will have [a] producer credit. How ’bout that?” The Houston idea, of course, was before Monday night’s blow-up.

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