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Ochocinco

Major Commitment

to 'Basketball Wives'

8/25/2010 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cincinnati Bengals star Chad Ochocinco won't just be playing football in September -- dude will spend several weeks shooting scenes for the VH1 reality show "Basketball Wives" ... TMZ has learned.

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As we previously reported, Chad is all set to appear on the show next season -- as the love interest of his current girlfriend Evelyn Lozada.

Now, sources connected to the show tell us Chad has inked a deal to shoot several scenes between September and October ... and the shoots will be scheduled around his football obligations.

We're told some of Chad's scenes will take place in Miami -- where the show is based -- whenever he can spare the time.  However, sources tell us VH1 wants Ochocinco material so badly ... they're willing to shoot scenes out in Cincinnati too.

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Majestik    

First!!!

Yup, his love interest until some groupie comes along and he bangs her. He'll be lucky if she keeps her mouth shut or hired Gloria Alldead to get a lawsuit going, "Loss of affection" whatever.

1458 days ago
2.

Wishes    

That is one fugly dude!! YUK - who could possibly "want" him??

1458 days ago
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BallaBlocka    

Chad, c'mon dawg! Who you think you fooling with this charade, bruh?? You and T.O. just need to come on out the closet and step into the rainbow light, son! Stop using that Puerto Rican girl as a beard!

1458 days ago
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*78    

If TMZ insists on telling all these stupid "behind the reality show scenes" insider information stories about a show I've never even heard of before, they need to at least explain a little about it. If the show is called "Basketball Wives", then I would assume it is a reality show about the wives of professional basketball players. If this woman is on this show, does that mean she is a "wife"? If she is married, why is she dating another man and if he is a football player, why is he on a show about basketball players? This is so ridiculous and for you to publish a story about a woman nobody's ever heard of and a reality show that nobody has ever heard of . . . why?

1458 days ago
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Angea    

great another reality show...this time with basketball groupies...can't wait ugh

1458 days ago
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Hanging to da lef    

He should concentrate 100 0/0 on football, Hopefully he'll blow out a MCL and he can then work on that dud of a show all he wants..

1458 days ago
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Mecia    

@ #5 No one has to explain anything about this show to you. Its your fault that YOU have never heard of this show. Many people have heard of this show that is produced by Shaq's ex wife on VH1. Like most "housewives" shows not ALL are actually married and Evelyn she use to be engaged to the basketball player, Antoine Walker.

1458 days ago
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BallaBlocka    

She used to be engaged to Antoine Walker?? Damn, well, definitely understand why she left his ass in the dust, LOL!! That ninja is broke and practically homeless now, thanks to his raging gambling addiction, LOL...

1458 days ago
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E    

This is just f..... stupid! how does a professional athlete take on something like this during his season?? The Bengals have lost their way by permitting this. Crazyyyyyy

1458 days ago
10.

The Ascension    

Chad Homie I dont Blame you Eve a Bad chick straight up she's a dime.I would date her in a heartbeat because Rican chicks are freaky

1458 days ago
11.

SL    

A Football player who would rather be on a stupid reality show than play his sport....what a douche!

1458 days ago
12.

aquanet    

Updated fairtales of 2010:

The Attention Whore and the Golddigger.

My they live on reality TV fake as ever.

1458 days ago
13.

Carl    

Glad they have a timeline, story, and scenes planned out for this reality show. Hopefully he can learn his lines in time.

1458 days ago
14.

jen    

Isn't he the one that threw the lame party they all left on an episode last season?

1458 days ago
15.

c    

He might as well. It's not like he can play football for sh it. He'll need another career soon and this one requires no talent or brains so it seems perfect!

1458 days ago
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