“Grow Up or Shut Up,” Tami Roman

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On this week’s edition of Women Trying Not To Behave As Badly As They Used To aka Basketball Wives, Evelyn Lozada is in therapy, Evelyn is still debating whether or not to go back with Chad, and everyone has to talk about Evelyn and whether or not she will or should go back with Chad. Not to be outdone, Tami Roman continues to show why she needs a therapist her damn self as she seeks to handle a relatively harmless remark. Meanwhile, Shaunie O’Neal doesn’t have time for Tami or her talk of sucker punches and I certainly don’t blame her. These characters sure know how to test your empathy levels, but I appreciate the challenge. —Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick)

4. Tami and The Seed

Tami met up with Evelyn to whine about Shaunie explaining to Tasha that a meeting with Tami could go very well or not. This is the case for most human beings, especially those who are known to be aggressive with not the most pleasant attitudes in the company of alcohol or even a freaking weekday. As Evelyn said in the confessional aired during this segment, if Tami is all about changing and showing the lighter side of herself, she needn’t overanalyze such a minor tidbit of information.

In reality, Tami feeds off of conflict and doesn’t know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. I wish there was a prescription someone could write her as I’m exhausted with watching a person continue to complain about perceptions they are responsible for creating. To wit, Tami already invoking the possibility of violence, noting, “I love Shaunie, but I will hit you in your face if it goes left.” Madam, you are 43 years old. If you don’t want people to call you a bird, stop clucking.

You can read my Basketball Wives, episode four, season five recap in full at VIBE.com.


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