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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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Blake Redgrave    

You know, I agree that $21k is a lot to blow on champagne, but I have a funny feeling that all of those people on here who are saying that it could be better spent on homeless shelters and food for the poor, starving people of Mughump, Africa are not exactly donating every last cent of theirs to charity. I feel bad for those less fortunate. But I'm still gonna blow over a hundred dollars this weekend on a steady stream of Pabst Blue Ribbon and cigarettes. It's all relative. A hundred bucks to me is probable the same percentage of my income that $21k is to Bryant. Sucks, but that's just the way it is...

2567 days ago
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CMoneyDaPimp    

Hey if you got it then you got it! Don't hate cuz he's super rich! I use to buy 40's for everybody 2 back in the days! (Ha-Ha)

2566 days ago
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CMoneyDaPimp    

Don't hate cuz he's super rich! If you got it then you got it! I use to buy 40's in the hood all the time! It's nothing!

2566 days ago
94.

AREAL    

QUIT TALKIN BOUT MAH HUSBAND 4 REAL HE CAN SPEND HIS GOT DAMN MONEY$$ ANY WAY HE DAMN WELL PLEASE BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2501 days ago
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rich    

Idiots...straight up.

1107 days ago
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