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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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EMB    

I am confused, the title says WIVES. She wont be one of those soon enough.

914 days ago
2.

Leliah    

Ms Ex wife of that cheating loser. Do yourself a favor and stay away from those old gossip nobodys. You've thus far kept your life on the up and up. Dont be on that dreadful show

914 days ago
3.

AyeJay    

VH1 needs to stop with all these '(insert sport) Wives' shows. Most if not any aren't legit wives, it's more of ex-wives, ex-girlfriends and baby mamas.

914 days ago
4.

MsRita    

AN OFFER THAT SHE CAN'T REFUSE, 2 BILLON THAT WHAT IT WOULD TAKE FOR HER TO COME ON THIS SHOW, BASKETBALL LOS ANGELES WITH ALL THOSE UGLY HOES, SHE DRAYA AND MALYASSIA SHOULD JUST HANG OUT OUTSIDE OF THIS PEACE OF CRAP,


SHE WILL REFUSE TO BE ON A SHOW WITH THOSE HO'S SHE GETS HER OWN SHOW

914 days ago
5.

sherry    

Don"t do it, no reason, you don"t need the money.

914 days ago
6.

i said lesbians...    

now i aint sayin she a gold digger...

914 days ago
7.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

They should use the money they'd pay her to hire better writers for that awful show. The writing and acting is almost as bad as the Kardashians "reality" show.

914 days ago
8.

Truth    

MEHHHH... SHE'S A LAZY GOLD DIGGER. THE PART OF THE CONTRACT SHE WILL DISAGREE WITH - WORK!! WE ALL KNOW GOLD DIGGER VANESSA SITS ON HER ARSE AND DOES NOTHING WHILST STEALING KOBE'S MANSIONS. I SEE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. #TRUTH!!

914 days ago
9.

joclo    

PLEEEEASE PUT HER ON!!!!!! THE LA EDITION HAS ALL UGLY WOMEN EXCEPT FOR DRAYA, THEY HAVE AWFUL BUMMY UNKEMPT STYLES AND ITS SUPER SUPER BORING!! I KNOW REAL BASKETBALL WIVES LAUGH AT THE SHOW. ALTHOUGH I CANT STAND VANESSA, SHE IS LA'S #1 BASKETBALL WIFE

914 days ago
10.

Arcadia Rink    

Vanessa Bryant is the REAL DEAL, the original. She defines the concept "Basketball Wives". I would be willing to watch the show with her participation.

914 days ago
11.

SheisHot    

I would love to see the super sexy Vanessa on the show. Hopefully they would include some good shots of her in a two piece bikini showing off her amazing boobs and super hot a$$. Love her!

914 days ago
12.

Butterfly    

WHY WOULD SHE permit herself to be USED to line the pockets of others. Thus, far, she has conducted herself with pride and dignity. Hope she holds on to her true self and not place herself in the path of vicious, nasty comments which are sure to dominate her life. Turn the offers DOWN, Vanessa, THEY need YOU, YOU don't need THEM!!! Good Luck!!!

914 days ago
13.

justsaying23    

She won't do it because I'm sure it's part of her divorce settlement that she can't do crap like the "Basketball Wives"...or exploit his children...but I guess you never know.

914 days ago
14.

Fan    

“Vanessa has more than enough storyline and would bring the show to another level.”


There are levels up, and levels DOWN, right?

914 days ago
15.

dedimension1    

Do they mean EX-WIFES lmao

914 days ago
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