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'Basketball Wives'

Gunning to Snag Vanessa Bryant

1/23/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Basketball Wives wants Vanessa Bryant
Vanessa Bryant
has become the Holy Grail for "Basketball Wives" producers ... and TMZ has learned, the people behind the VH1 show are prepping to make her an offer she can't refuse.

Multiple sources close to the production tell us, producers are putting together "an extremely lucrative pitch for Vanessa" ... for her to become a recurring character.

As one source put it, “Vanessa has more than enough storyline and would bring the show to another level.”

As for the timing -- we're told producers never dreamed of approaching Vanessa while she was married to Kobe ... and our sources say Vanessa would NOT have been receptive.

Budget constraints were also an issue when the show was in its infant stages -- because producers knew Vanessa would be very expensive -- but now that BW's one of the highest rated shows on the network, producers have lots more to spend on talent.

If Vanessa accepts, we're told producers would instantly make her a LEAD on the LA edition of the show.

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Nikkcolle    

Don't do it! Don't look like the other women. You don't need the money.

914 days ago
17.

Tina30228    

Listen Vanessa, the only reason you would do this show is to bash Kobe. You don't need the money. As much as I would LOVE to see you on this show, DON'T DO IT! Be like Elin Woods. Quietly go away, level one of those three houses (lol left Kobe Homeless!! lol), and spend his money foolishly. Raise your kids and find a rich boyfriend you will never marry. #TeamVanessa

914 days ago
18.

e134    

her neck and face are different colors. hello, time to cut back on the makeup.

914 days ago
19.

Sammy    

How can you be on "Basketball Wives" if you are no longer somebody's wife?

914 days ago
20.

Monette    

Vanessa seems to have too much class to tangle with those wanna-be's. I don't think she will ever expose her children to that nonsense.

914 days ago
21.

Sammy    

That's a pretty bad nose job btw.

914 days ago
22.

SAMMY    

If Vanessa joins I WILL WATCH. The girls this season were pathetic. Draya was the only reason to watch. I would even watch if they got rid of all the current very lame cast, and just had Vanessa alone and her fabulous life. I hope the producers work some magic with this one.
Better yet let's just start a new show, The Fabulous Lives of Sport Exes, With Pilar Sanders, Vanessa Bryant, Elin Nordegren to start

914 days ago
23.

Tinker Bell    

She is WAY 2 pretty & classy for that show!

914 days ago
24.

Jodi    

VH1 can save their money. Vanessa would never do a show like that. She was low key when she was married and there is no way she wants the attention now.

914 days ago
25.

peoplearesilly    

So sick of all this crap TV. Never watch, NEVER WILL. When will the networks get it? I guess there are enough idiots that watch this crap to make them money. Go figure.

914 days ago
26.

brown dynamite    

75M, spousal support, child support, and 3 mansions. Exactly what can they offer her that she would want? I'd be surprised if Kobe and his lawyers didn't have her sign an agreement to keep her from doing this. Also, she's done a good job of protecting her kids from the public, why would she expose her kids now?

914 days ago
27.

TheEric    

Are Basketball Wives and all the Kardashian shows different? They're both shows about chicks who ****ed their way to the middle...

914 days ago
28.

Emma    

I would be more likely to watch that show if Vanessa Bryant was to be included in the cast.

914 days ago
29.

KAPI    

WELL VANESSA IS A PURE GOLD DIGGER AND I CANT SEE HER ON A SHOW THAT I LOVE TO WATCH. SHE WAS A NODBODY BEFORE KOLBY & NOW SHE THINKS SHE IS ALL THAT BECAUSE OF HIM. HE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A STAR AND SHE IS A GOLD DIGGER. SO I HOPE THEY DONT PUT HER DUMB GOLD DIGGING ASS ON THERE, I HEARD SHE IS VERY STUCK UP AND UGLY PERSONALITY..

914 days ago
30.

superbadnerves1    

This show sucks dont nobody want to see another gold diggin dumb as*

914 days ago
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