Could Basketball Wives L.A Use A Boost In Ratings From Vanessa Bryant? Vh1 Surely Thinks So…

24 Jan

Let’s face it Jackie Christie may be the original basketball wife but Nessa Bryant  is the one  who owns the throne…black card and all.

After the very dry and often catty 1st season of Basketball Wives LA, Vh1 is in the business of bringing aboard the biggest free agent in sports and I’m not talking T.O…

It seems Vh1 is reportedly courting soon 2 be divorcee Vanessa Bryant to join the cast of one of it’s popular Basketball Wives franchises…

Here’s the skinny via TMZMultiple 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.


So where does that leave Jackie? And furthermore The Govan girls? How well would Nessa mesh well with the rest of the cast?

While I can’t see her actually doing the show it would propel Nessa into a huge star bigger than just being Kobe’s ex wife. She’d be a hot commodity on the LA scene and very well could be a bigger star than Kim Kardashian (IMO). Only time will tell if she’d actually bite at the job offer and what her demands would be.

Would you actually watch Basketball Wives LA for Vanessa Bryant?

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