VH1’s “Basketball Wives” Miami has clearly run it’s course. Creator and executive producer Shaunie O’Neal had plans for her own spin off show, “The Shaunie Project,” that would focus on her life as a mother to five children. However, ex-husband Shaq has put his foot down, blocking her from allowing the four children they share together to appear.
Shaq reportedly feels as though Shaunie won’t be able to keep the promise of it being a “good wholesome show” so the two are scheduled in court on Thursday where Shaunie will attempt to convince a judge to override Shaq’s feelings. The show is scheduled to begin shooting in January.
Shaq is not buying it and feels there are too many pressures imposed by producers — to be able to keep the show wholesome. He’s convinced the show will end up showcasing a dysfunctional family that will hurt his kids, some of whom are already struggling in school. Shaq believes no good can come from cameras in the home.