Basketball Wives star Laura Govan recently sat down with Loop 21 and she opened up about her rumored relationship with Shaquille O’Neal and the drama she has with his ex wife Shaunie.
She also discussed how she plans on using the show Basketball Wives LA to get her voice heard and to clear up all the misconceptions about the Shaunie/Shaq drama as well as her baby daddy Orlando Magics Gilbert Arenas.
Check out a few excerpts from the interview below:
Why did you decide to join Basketball Wives LA?
For me, it was clearing up exactly what was said about me previously on the first season of Basketball Wives Miami. And also…I wanted to be the voice of myself, not someone else.
You talked about clearing things up, and a lot has been said about your relationship with Gilbert Arenas and Shaunie O’Neal. What would you like to clear up about those situations?
For me, I’m not here to clear up sh*t. If I haven’t done anything, I have nothing to clear up. I want people to understand the dynamic of what I actually went through. I’ve never been in the media. It’s always been someone else has the upper hand on that. This was my time to set the record straight on my relationship with Gilbert, my relationship with the Shaunie/Shaquille stuff. It’s been three years. We still talking about that dumb sh-t? And he’s moved on and has 100-past relationships, plus he has a solid girlfriend now. Get your life together! Get the hell out of here!
Were you concerned about still being on the show after Gilbert filed a motion to stop the show?
Hell naw! I don’t think about nothing until something happens. Since he just filed the motion, that doesn’t mean that it’s happened. Do I think it’s still going to air? Of course I do. Do I think I’m still going to get to say what I want to say? Of course I will. He’s not going to stop that. I just think that at this time I’m just focusing on now–this is my life. So it’s my time; not his time. He had his time. He’s doing his time. You know what I mean?
Have you spoken to him since he filed those papers?
Yea, I talk to him all the time. He’s still the father of my children. And we have a great relationship. It’s funny because we’ll sit and we’re talking and I’ll be like, “Damn, dog. You’re suing me like a hundred times. Like, what’s up with that?” But, we’re cleaning it up. It just takes time because he’s filed so many goddamn things against me. And now we’re at the point where we’re just cleaning stuff up. We’re just looking to really, really be good parents to our children.
And because a lot of fans want to know…did you sleep with Shaq?
Hell no! Have you seen his feet? How you gon’ sleep with somebody who has feet like that? Like, I’ve seen him in his sandals. I love Shaquille to death but I would never get down with Shaquille. I know him that’s why it’s hard for me… I think it’s funny. I can never say no with a straight face because that’s absolutely hilarious. And it’s funny because I feel like when I’ve seen him or been around him, we just have a good time. We’re like brother and sister. And if you don’t pick up on that dynamic then…
I just think that Shaunie [O'Neal] had her own agenda and did things for the show. And it is what it is. But at this point, three years later, I don’t want to talk about him. Talk about somebody else. Talk about somebody I actually like.
I’m not sure if I believe when she say she didn’t sleep with Shaq… I’m just saying Shaunie ain’t no dummy and I’m sure she had solid proof of Laura & Shaq sleeping together before she decided to leak the story to the media…
And on another note from reading this interview I think Laura will definitely bring the HOOD to Basketball Wives LA…
Let the drama begin!!!!!