Vanessa Bryant is the high priestess of Basketball wives. Kobe basically plucked her out of high school and married her, somehow lasting over a decade together.
Now that they are divorcing and Vanessa has years worth of drama and three houses to show for it, and the VH1 show “Basketball Wives” is reportedly “making her an offer she can't refuse” according to TMZ.
“Basketball Wives” basically created the show with her in mind, but in it's first year on television they couldn't afford to nab a WAG like Vanessa, whose fee is probably paid in rubies, I'm sure.
However, now “Basketball Wives” is one of the highest rated shows on VH1 and they want Vanessa.
Regardless, sources close to the show are revealing that the producers have “an extremely lucrative pitch for Vanessa.”
If Vanessa accepts the offer, she will immediately be made the lead role on the LA version of the show because “Vanessa has more than enough storyline and would bring the show to another level.”
If you're worried that the soon-to-be former Mrs. Bryant would be a problem for a show called “basketball wives,” it's not. None of those women are actually still married to their basketball flames.
Most of them are one-time girlfriends, or ex-fiancés. You would think that VH1 could spring for a baby momma, at least, but nope. So Vanessa Bryant would be the most legit of all the “Basketball Wives.”
I think she should do it! What's she got to lose?