Shaunie O’Neal has gifted us all with a little gem this Christmas in the form of the return of Tami Roman as the newest cast member of Basketball Wives. Some folks may remember Tami’s spicy blend from the original Real World L.A., which aired waaay back in 1993 (before some ya’ll bitches was even born). Tami famously demonstrated the double negative bitch bounce, “it wasn’t not funny,” before joining pitchforks with Beth and permanently running David out the house. Observant ones know that this incident wasn’t the first or last time a black man has felt the sharp end of MTV‘s bigot stick.Since her days on MTV, Tami married and divorced Kenny Anderson. Tami and Kenny have two teenage daughters who Tami claims she’s raising (financially) alone. Her fishy pre-nup story doesn’t jive with legal precedent, so there’s probably a whole lot more to that story then she’s admitting. Kenny is currently remarried to an older version of Sagen from Running Russell Simmons and playing stay-at-home daddy to a new batch of kids.Tami brings a down-and-out element to the otherwise boughetto (credit Kandi Burruss via Ali & Murphey Lee) ensemble cast. Already Evelyn and Jennifer got their noses in the air cracking on Roman’s food-stamp past. Expect Tami’s ladylike self-restraint to maintain for about two more episodes, max. Theme your Sunday morning brunches around a wig snatch ya’ll.
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