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Kobe's $21,000 Bubbly Bill

9/3/2007 5:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant is known for being a tough competitor -- but in the club?!

Basketballin' Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, were at Friday night's grand opening of BLUSH Boutique Nightclub at the Wynn in Las Vegas, when he saw poker player Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari kick in for two bottles of $1,400 Cristal champagne. According to sources inside the club, Kobe wasn't about to be shown up by some puny little card player -- and kicked in for five bottles. Antonio, who's used to upping the ante, then switched his order to ten! Go big or go home!

Kobe ended the competition when he purchased an astounding 15 bottles -- and then left the club! Just to put Bryant's baller status into perspective -- Kobe's $21,000 bill still doesn't cover what NBA and gambling legend Charles Barkley drops on one hand of blackjack!

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24foreverkbryant    

Y should any of u care how Kobe spends his money its not urs. he has out so much into basketball career and just needed one night with his wife without anyone scurtinizing him. u get mad that he wants a trade now u get mad when he spends his monet what do u want from him. just leave him alone and let him be. if u must know he does give money to charity and has created the Vivo Foundation. many question what kobe would be doing if he wasnt a nba player i think that he would still be a very succesful person and what is it that u do that makes what u do so much more important that u get to trash talk someone u dont know. do u donate money to charity or help the environment or anything else thats helpful u all are just a bunch of losers that u have to talk about someone else to have urself feel better, get some business bout ur self then u come back and say what u need to say

2480 days ago
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Hollywood    

first...

and btw what a waste.

2555 days ago
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dave    

I wonder how it will taste!

2555 days ago
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Kim    

I was at the opening of BLUSH on Friday night. It had an amazing vibe. It is what the club scene in Vegas needed....

2555 days ago
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Lil Red    

Can't he find something else to spend his money on?????????

2555 days ago
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the other woman    

slap in the face to millions of people dying of starvation!!!

2555 days ago
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the other woman    

I say we boycott expensive wine...it is wrong to spend ur money on a drink when people are making minimum wage..what has this world become!! we have become selfish human beings!

2555 days ago
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amanda    

As a server, i wonder if he actually tipped 20% off that bill... or was he too cheap??

2555 days ago
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steph    

His wife is such a loser. I mean seriously...can you guess who wears the pants in that family? She needs to buck up and get a life of her own and quick putting up with his ****. Good God he's not even good lookiing. BLECH!!
What was he trying to prove with this alcoholic display anyway? LOSERS!!!

2555 days ago
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monieklalire    

$21,000 could buy FOOD for thousands for people on skid row. Or a new pair of shoes for your gold digger wife. It's your $$$$$ but as STUPID as you are!! your just making the RICH RICHER Help out the POOR instead!!!!!!!!!!!!

2555 days ago
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Sebastian    


------I wonder ? What would this Slug be doing , if the ball had never been invented ???

2555 days ago
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Jeffrey Stanfield    

Can we say........haters!!!! If the man wnats to splurge on Cristal. I say let him. He's a living legend and Vanessa deserves the huge freakin rock on her finger. Enough of the jealously...GET A LIFE ALL YOU HATERS!!!!!

2555 days ago
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tired of cry baby    

hey # 5, why boycott wines? i collect expensive wines they're a great way to have fun with dinners and ect. why not boycott red bull? $3.50 for a 6 oz can is crazy. i think it would be better to boycott the club where people pay $1,500 for a $300 bottle. and then walk away like it is a way to show one's man hood! i just think you have to consider the source on this one.

2555 days ago
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SHANNON MOAKLEY    

$21,000 would go to good use at a rape crisis shelter instead of pissed away!!??

2555 days ago
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killa'bro    

yo' n**ga' yo shu' gonna' help the 'hood with dis' stuunt'

2555 days ago
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