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Shaunie O'Neal Regrets Jennifer Williams Leaving Basketball Wives?

Shaunie O'Neal Regrets Jennifer Williams Leaving Basketball Wives?

Shaunie O'Neal, executive producer and cast member of "Basketball Wives," may regret former member of the show Jennifer Williams not being a part of the upcoming fifth season.

"You have other people that situations made it bad and situations made your friendship different…[things] that are out of your control. I hate to see those moments happen," O'Neal said in Sister 2 Sister magazine recently. "That's not a great way to see somebody go. I wish some people could have stayed and made it work."

Still, O'Neal revealed why some people had to be booted from the show.

"Some of the exits were necessary, just because it wasn't clicking anymore," O'Neal told Sister 2 Sister. "It's hard to continue filming with people that you just have nothing else to talk about or nothing in common with, or that relationship has withered away."

O'Neal, the ex-wife of retired NBA player Shaquille O'Neal, came under fire when things turned violent on season four of the popular VH1 reality television series. Williams, the estranged wife of former NBA player Eric Williams, was physically assaulted by the assistant of her former best friend and fellow castmate Evelyn Lozada, 37.

While petitions were created to end the show, O'Neal and Lozada revealed that the series would return Aug 15. Williams claimed that she suffered from psychological damage after Lozada's assistant Nia Crooks slapped her on the popular VH1 reality television series.

"...I'm going to tell you this-we don't condone the incident with Jennifer, but we do reality TV," Lozada told Upscale earlier this year. "You know something's bound to happen when you put a bunch of women together and there's a lot of behind the scenes conversation and gossip going on. So when Jennifer went on this whole anti-show campaign, it was a little tough for us as cast members."

O'Neal admitted that some of the women made her uncomfortable even before the controversial fourth season of the show began.

"I'm very uncomfortable. When you just don't know…you have that 'I don't know' feeling…I run from that feeling," she told The Insider last year. "I had the 'I don't know' feeling going into season four and I should've stuck with my gut. The feeling of, 'I don't think I want to do this' but I did it, but I won't do it again."

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