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'Basketball Wives'

3 Girls AXED from Show

6/14/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dwight Howard
can finally relax -- because his baby mama Royce Reed (left) just got her ass axed from "Basketball Wives" ... along with two other stars on the show.

Sources connected with production tell TMZ, Jennifer Williams (right) and Kesha Nichols (center) also got the chop -- and will be replaced next season. It's unclear who's in line to take their spots.

According to sources, producers will be giving the girls their walking papers any day now to drop what they called "dead weight" from the show.

We're told Royce was cut because she wasn't legally allowed to talk about Dwight due to a 2009 gag order, blocking her from discussing her ex in any way. The other girls on the show had also decided to ostracize her, so Royce couldn't shoot scenes with the rest of the cast.

As for the others -- producers think Jennifer's too big a liability after suing Nia Crooks for slapping her on the show. And Kesha was just too boring.

A rep for VH1 tells TMZ, “We don't comment on casting until everything is final. Thanks for checking in.”

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31.

Sexxybody2    

Good job. I'm so glad that I won't have to look at Jen's damn Lips anymore. I don't know why her mouth bothers me so much.. . Bye,Bye,Bye....Looking forward to next seasons show....

827 days ago
32.

cute    

DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM THE BBW ANYMORE OR WATCH. INSTEAD OF BECOMING A BETTER PERSON THEY GET RID OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BETTER AND SHOW HOW AWFUL THE TYPE OF PERSON THEY ARE

827 days ago
33.

aloreeng    

Doesn't matter, wouldn't watch that mess even if Jesus himself came down and told me to. They should all be ashamed of themselves.

827 days ago
34.

jodi    

It's a shame that they left the trashy, loud mouth trailer trash girls with no class.

827 days ago
35.

O_o    

i f*kin hate this show, and i've never watched it. the news about it is just too stupid. these girls are slapping each other - and then SUING? they're ostracizing peeps?! ya know who ostracizes people? ignorant, insecure little b!tches. that's who. a strong woman who doesn't like someone is secure enough in herself to accept the fact that just because SHE doesn't like someone, doesn't mean that the world shouldn't. bleh. what a stupid STUPID premise for a show...very geared to one specific demographic.

827 days ago
36.

Tee    

OF COURSE Shaunie keeps the ghetto trash, dramatic hoes. I like Tami but all the co-signing for Evelyn she's been doing is annoying. Smfh Shaunie is no better than the rest of them. #TEAMROYCE, no matter what, she stayed real. Mad about how she defended Kesha but that's only ONE thing. Smfh Shaunie is officially trash with the rest, she can dress her ass off though, love her style.

827 days ago
37.

yasmeen    

how about getting rid of that RAT suzie!

827 days ago
38.

ArleneeL    

Of course the three girls that have been bullied and preyed on consistently throughout the show are the ones that are "boring" and getting kicked off.

Tammy is the worst of them all! At least Evelyn will shed a tear and feel bad after her nonsense but Tammy is just blatantly a bully.. "you say I’m a bully because you are unable to speak up for yourself" and "you’re lucky I held your bag for you, you left it!" she is delusional and the epitome of what gives black women a bad reputation. I wish she would stop saying “where I come from” we are like this or like that.. because she is not a representation of New Yorkers or anyone but her nasty self!

827 days ago
39.

Miss IQ 140    

I always called this show: Basketball Leftovers
lol

827 days ago
40.

ragu4u    

If the broads can't handle the balls they get axed. Just axe em bout it!

827 days ago
41.

PPC    

So ghetto it is unbeliweavable. Royce is an ex-"dancer" jump off ho, Jennifer is a cheat chaser, Jefferson's ex has a self identity issue, and rest of the "ladies" on the show are nothing but gold digging, desperate, jump off, nasty, dirty hos

827 days ago
42.

dd    

GREAT!

827 days ago
43.

switchin_up    

shame on you shaunie! i have been a viewer from the beginning and have been recently disappointed with the antics of tami and evelyn, like millions of other viewers. when i read this article i was sure that the names that were axed included tami and evelyn... afterall shaunie, it was you that ranted recently in the media about how embarassing and trashy these women act, yet you keep the trash on the show? i will not be tuning in ever again and i will pray for your children. and tami, people may think you are a bully but you are a wounded creature. you need help; people can see right through you and its sad this is the legacy you will leave behind for your girls!

827 days ago
44.

your not all that    

LOL Love how they keep all the THUGS !! Just rename the show BASKETBALL THUGS..........................

827 days ago
45.

AyeJay    

I find it comedic that Shaunie on the reunion said she doesn't want to deal with the drama anymore. But yet, kicks off the only 3 women who aren't psycho and have working brains. Good, they're too good for that show. Tami and Evelyn are bullies, just because they claim to be so "real and keep it one hundred" doesn't mean they need to pick on everyone. Karma will you get you sooner or later T & E.

827 days ago
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