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Evelyn Lozada

'Basketball Wives' Made Her

An Offer She Couldn't Refuse

11/27/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Evelyn Lozada was all set to leave "Basketball Wives" and not return for the show's fourth season -- until the show offered her a deal she just couldn't turn down ... which, TMZ has learned, includes her own spin-off show.

As TMZ previously reported, Evelyn had made up her mind that she was done with the show for good after VH1 posted a blog insinuating she cheated on her husband, NFL star Chad Ochocinco.

Once Evelyn let producers know she was out, that's when we're told they really made a push to keep her.

According to our sources, her new arrangement with the show has her shooting about half as often (but with a raise) and that she can work around her daughter's school schedule. We're also told Evelyn has made it clear ... she will not miss any of Chad's games.

But according to our sources, the final carrot that sealed the deal ... was that VH1 promised to spin off Evelyn and Chad into their own show. We're told that show would document the months leading up to their wedding ... but so far no deal to shoot the wedding has been made.

Calls to VH1 were not returned.

46 COMMENTS

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31.

i'm a lawyer!    

she wasn't going anywhere. she's nobody without that show.

1039 days ago
32.

Tippy    

I think the show would be better off without Evelyn. As we know, drama brings up the ratings so I guess VHI is doing what it has to do. It would suprise if she and Chad were to get married. He's played out on the football field (big disappointment) and probably won't have contract next year. This will change everything!!!

1022 days ago
33.

Fooley    

Miss any of Chads games? No worries there...lmfao

1010 days ago
34.

ilovetheshowmadmen    

Basketball Wife? hahahha.. she is just bleeding the daughter's father DRY of the green stuff. She can't even speak proper English... she is SO mean.. she should be on a re-make of MEAN Girls/Old Ladies....

997 days ago
35.

neenee    

get a real job

953 days ago
36.

jjmcdnld    

I don't know why she still on the show ,she's very messy and I angry

920 days ago
37.

kim Irons    

ALL I NEED TO SAY IS THAT THOSE LADIES ON BW MIAMI GIVE BLACK WOMAN EVERYWHERE A BAD NAME AND SOME OF THEM AREN'T EVEN BLACK BUT BECAUSE THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN THEY ARE LINKED TO DECENT BLACK WOMEN.

919 days ago
38.

ed    

Please let her leave, she is so boring and thinks she is so tough, give me a break, the women is a loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

892 days ago
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