The checks are about to start coming in for Vanessa Bryant.

In addition to receiving three houses and $75 million, the estranged wife of Kobe Bryant will soon be made an offer by the producers of VH1’s “Basketball Wives.”

According to TMZ:

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.

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

This would definitely give us all something to look forward to on the upcoming new season. Wonder what Jackie Christie has to say about this???