Vanessa Bryant might have filed for divorce from Lakers star Kobe Bryant last December, but it turns out she enjoys the life of a basketball wife. And she wants everyone to know the if you can't win championships, you can't put a ring on it.

In an interview with New York magazine about the fashionably lavish lives of basketball wives, Bryant revealed that any man she calls "husband" must be a champion.

“I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships," she told the magazine's Vanessa Grigoriadis. "If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”


However, Bryant's comment didn't sit so well with Twitter users.

The International Business Times notes that several tweets referred to Bryant as a "gold-digger."

Yahoo! Sports' Kelly Dwyer was a bit more forgiving of Bryant's championships comment, saying that she is "raising two daughters, which is a full time gig that is to be respected. We should just ask that she choose her words more carefully, I suppose."

Kobe Bryant has snagged five championship rings, the most recent having been in 2010. Guess that's enough to keep Vanessa happy... for now.

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  • Olympics Day 8 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: United States basketball player Kobe Bryant attends the swimming finals session on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games with his wife Vanessa Bryant at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • Olympics Day 8 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: United States basketball player Kobe Bryant attends the swimming finals session on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games with his wife Vanessa Bryant at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of Disney Pixar's "Brave" - Red Carpet

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 18: Vanessa Bryant and daughters (L-R) Natalia Bryant and Gianna Bryant arrive at Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere of Disney Pixar's 'Brave' at Dolby Theatre on June 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

  • Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of Disney Pixar's "Brave" - Red Carpet

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 18: Vanessa Bryant arrives at Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere of Disney Pixar's 'Brave' at Dolby Theatre on June 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

  • Kobe Bryant Hand And Footprint Ceremony At Grauman's Chinese Theater

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 19: NBA player Kobe Bryant (R) and wife Vanessa Bryant attend his hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater on February 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

  • 17th Annual ESPY Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: NBA player Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa arrive at the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • NBA Finals Game 5: Los Angeles Lakers v Orlando Magic

    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers holds the Larry O' Brien Trophy with his wife Vanessa and his daughters Natalia and Gianna after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-86 in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers, Game 2

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers is greeted by his wife, Vanessa, and daughters Natalia and Gianna, after receiving the MVP trophy before the start of Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Utah Jazz during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on May 7, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Kobe Bryant;Vanessa Bryant;Natalia Bryant;Gianna Bryant

  • 2007 NBA All-Star Game Celebrity Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 18: Vanessa Bryant arrives at the 2007 NBA All-Star Game at the Thomas & Mack Center on February 18, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • LA Premiere Of Dimension Film's "Grindhouse"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: Vanessa Laine Bryant and NBA player Kobe Bryant arrive to the premiere of 'Grindhouse' at the Orpheum Theatre on March 26, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Bodog.Com At The 3rd Annual Lakers Casino Night

    SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 12: Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa pose at the Los Angeles Lakers 3rd annual Mirage Las Vegas Casino Night and Bodog Celebrity Poker Invitational benefiting Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation at Barker Hangar on April 12, 2006 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images for Bodog.Com)

  • NV: World Music Awards - After Party

    LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 15: Basketball player Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa at the official after party for the 2004 World Music Awards, September 15, 2005 at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show was being broadcast live from Las Vegas on September 15 for the first time after being held in Monte Carlo for 15 years. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

  • 2004 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals

    CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 5: Lakers Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa arrive to the 2004 MTV Movie Awards at the Sony Pictures Studios on June 5, 2004 in Culver City, California. The 2004 MTV Movie Awards will air on the MTV Network June 10, 2004 9 PM (ET/PT). (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

  • Vanessa Bryant

    ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 23: Vanessa Bryant watches the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Los Angeles Clippers on October 23, 2003 during a preseason game at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant

    FILE - In this July 18, 2003, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, hold hands during a news conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce from the Lakers star, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, Calif., citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. (AP Photo/Jerome T. Nakagawa, File)

  • Vanessa Laine Arrives At Kobe Bryant Launch Party

    Vanessa Laine, the fiancee of basketball star Kobe Bryant, arrives at the Kobe Bryant/Adidas launch party October 18, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Getty Images)

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