Bucks Player Stephen Jackson Goes In On Basketball Wives And His Ex Imani Showalter [Video]

Everybody knows how “Ganster” Bucks guard Stephen Jackson is. If you’re unsure, go seek out footage from the Malice at the Palace (the brawl between the Pacers and the Pistons) or check out the lyrics from his lockout mixtape from this summer. Stephen recently had an interview where he revealed his thoughts on his ex, Basketball Wives LA star, Imani Showalter and his thoughts on the Basketball Wives franchise. Let’s just say he doesn’t mince words:

On how he feels about the show
Well, I have two kids by a woman that’s on the show and I really don’t have a problem with it. If she can benefit from it and not put my kids to look bad in any light then I don’t have a problem with it. It’s not affecting me at all. They can on there and say what they want; it’s not going to affect me. At the end of the day, we weren’t really married so she’s not really a housewife.

On Imani not dating since they broke up
That’s weird ain’t it? I’m married; it’s been a long time. I don’t won’t no props for that. Move on with your life. I’m married and I’m fine; don’t worry about me and do your thing. I don’t want you.

On if the title of the show is misleading
It should be “Women That Slept With Guys In The NBA.” What’s the girl’s name? Deadra? Deja? [Draya] should be the star if that’s the case because half of them wasn’t married. I thought if you look up the definition of ‘housewife’ it says you’re married, you don’t work and you live at home.

And he doesn’t watch the show but he feels Draya should be the star?? somebody is LYING

Do you watch the show?
Nah, I don’t watch it. I’ve talked to her [Imani] about it couple times but I could care less as long as my kids are okay.

On his kids being on the show
They were on the show one time; they were drawing and it wasn’t nothing. I wouldn’t get offended anyway because my kids are young and anything they do is not intentional. They don’t know what they’re doing. I love my kids and it’s nothing my kids can do to hurt me and it’s really nothing she can do to hurt me.

On why he feels the show became successful
Reality TV sells. Drama sells. Controversy sells. If they’re going to give you $40,000 to go on TV and make an ass out of yourself, people are going to watch it.

So you think they’re making an ass of themselves?
What do you think? The only one making money is Shaunie. I give her her props because she’s pimping them all. She hasn’t looked bad in one show and I commend her for that. I commend all those women for getting money, being hungry and grinding. I’ll never deny any woman from getting her money.

On if he thinks Shaunie is exploiting the women on the show
You can’t say that she’s exploiting them; she’s making money! It’s a business. You can’t blame her for the way they look on the show because at the end of the day, they’re all grown women. So any situation they are in, they put themselves in; they signed those contracts to go on the show, so you can’t blame Shaunie for none of that. All those women on that show are over 25, over 30, and some of them over 40 and they’re lying. At the end of the day, they know what they’re doing and the blame is solely on them.

Again, how do you know how Shaunie is portrayed on the show if you don’t WATCH the show. Somebody is Lying. And that over 40 age barb, yeah, wonder who THAT was directed to. (It was rumored that Imani lied about her age to him when they were together) 

He referred to Imani as a “woman that’s on the show” and says it’s weird she hasn’t dated but he’s married. Ok 1. CLEARLY the odds are stacked in his favor on that whole dating thing. Stop playing, I see he still has a little bitterness attached to the break up because he’s throwing HIGH key barbs and 2. while I can get with the fact that he understands the money is the motivting factor, his tone throughout the interview says it all. He cares… A LOT

Curtsy to Necole Bitchie