The (D)evolution of Basketball Wives' Suzie Ketcham
1 year ago
Her flunky behavior is worse than that of bullies
Basketball Wives is proof that bullying can exist amongst adults. However, society is so busy talking about why bullying should cease that we're miss a key component to the puzzle—the flunky.
So far, through the various seasons of Wives, we know who the mean girls are, but can we talk about Suzie Ketcham? Take a wild guess as to which category she falls under. Let’s take a look at Suzie’s fall from grace and use her behavior as a model for why it’s important that people become independent thinkers.
In season 1, Suzie started off as the show’s free-spirited party girl. She got along with everyone and steered clear of the drama for the most part. Eventually, she met an alleged groupie named Sandra and decided to get tough with her since none of the other women liked her because of her reputation (which was based on unfounded claims). It seemed harmless at first but at the season 1 reunion it got ugly. Suzie threw a bucket of water on Sandra and pushed her off the stage. Watch:
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It was later revealed that Sandra slipped and fell as a result of the incident, so she called authorities and had Suzie arrested. It was surprising to see Suzie behaving that way, but it was a sign that she could have been spiteful all along. Yet, by the time season 2 rolled around, she was very low-key and admitted that nearly going to jail had forced her to calm down a bit.
But eventually, her mouth got her into trouble when she gossiped about Evelyn to mutual friend, Al Reynolds. Evelyn didn’t appreciate it, overreacted and kicked Suzie out of the "circle." It was so pathetic that Suzie even considered leaving the show, but eventually she came back and they made up.
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