They’re the most powerful women in sport in LA – and they don’t even have to throw a ball. Watch them in Basketball Wives LA’s new season on 1Magic. 

If you’re looking for drama, you’ve come to the right place. It doesn’t get much more dramatic than the lives of LA’s basketball fraternity.

Take a trip into the world of the wives, ex-wives and girlfriends of the City of Angels’ most renowned basketball players as they try to balance everything from careers and family life to friendships and, of course, feuds.

Meet the key players

Get ready to welcome back some familiar faces, but also to welcome some new ones as well.

Returning are long-time stars Shaunie O’Neal, ex-wife of Shaquille O’Neal along with Evelyn Lozada, ex-fiancée of Carl Crawford; Tami Roman, ex-wife of Kenny Anderson; Jackie Christie, wife of Doug Christie; Malaysia Pargo, ex-wife of Jannero Pargo, and Jennifer Williams, ex-wife of Eric Williams.

Returning for a second season are Kristen Scott, cousin of Malaysia Pargo, Cece Gutierrez, Kristen’s father’s fiancé and Ogom Chijindu, girlfriend of Kwame Alexander. There will also be a new cast member, Feby Torres, ex-girlfriend of Lance Stephenson.

What to expect from Season 8

A lot of season 8’s focus will be on motherhood, with Shaunie O’Neal having to come to terms with her eldest son’s recent heart surgery. How will she be a better mother to him going forward?

Meanwhile, Jackie Christie’s son is off to college, and she needs to deal with a home without him, and Evelyn Lozada is doing her best to change her ways and give her two children more attention – but she doesn’t find it easy, especially when she’s always in the limelight.

Of course, there will also be more than enough conflict between the women, and you can be sure of one or two disturbing rumours that will make everyone uncomfortable.

Basketball Wives LA S8 starts on Monday 16 December on 1Magic (103) at 18:00. It will air from Monday to Thursday thereafter. 

Download and watch later

Get the DStv Now app (Apple or Android) and download episodes to watch on your phone or tablet – just remember to connect to the Wi-Fi first so there are no surprise data costs.