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Kobe Bryant Exercises Image Control

2/14/2010 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant chose not to mix with scantily-clad women last night, and the night club that threw the shindig he was scheduled to host is pissed.

As we first reported, Bryant was splashed all over a poster promoting a party at Bacy's and sponsored by a magazine that features barely-clothed women.

Bryant, who you may remember had a little problem in Colorado a few years back, has done such a good job of rehabilitating his image -- the whole thing was a conundrum.

Kobe would never comment on the hosting gig, but the club insisted it had a signed contract. But when we arrived last night, there were signs posted saying Kobe would not be appearing ... the promoter and the patrons were none too pleased.

The sign read: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, Mr. Kobe Bryant will not be in attendance tonight. No refund beyond this point."

BTW -- the photo above shows Bryant sitting courtside at the Slam Dunk contest in Dallas last night.

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oprah    

FIRST!

1679 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

KOBE will ALWAYS be a LOSER

1679 days ago
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PatinNJ    

This loser of a person.....how could anyone forget how he ass-raped that woman in the hotel room? Then bought his wife a mega-diamond to make up for it (which she accepted, setting women back 100 years).

1679 days ago
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Monica    

Good for Kobe!!! That poor girl in Colorado had been with 5 men that night she slept with Kobe...that's why she felt like she had been raped. Quit bringing up the past you silly kids..

1679 days ago
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ralph    

MVP!!!

1679 days ago
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Googie    

Kobe did the right thing. I question if there was a contract, now will there be a lawsuit? No lawsuit would mean no contract?

1679 days ago
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Bren    

He shouldn't have gone to the party, he's a married man. Oh wait that didn't stop him in Colorado did it....never mind.

1679 days ago
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dd    

Good job Kobe...you've matured!

1679 days ago
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Falcon    

That picture is not from the slam dunk contest..He was wearing his warm ups during the contest. He had to assist his teammate Shannon Brown on one of the dunks..Get your facts straight TMZ.

1679 days ago
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Homer    

I'm having the best day of my life, and I owe it all to not going to church.

1679 days ago
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kromen    

Non-issue

1679 days ago
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David Boothby    

Kobe of course is involved with image control, all major celebrities do the same thing.Anyone remember Tiger Woods ? But then we find out things and their image becomes tarnished except for the Koolaid fans who worship their hero no matter what. Look at the latest hypocrisy--The Dems blast Sarah Palin for putting crib notes on her palm then discover that Sen Feinstein of Calif did the same thing in a debate--all captured on video-----OH MY

1679 days ago
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Richie    

Before you all call out TMZ, that pic is from the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Event... Yes, Kobe did assist Shanon Brown on 1 of his dunks, but he still had to sit through the Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, & #-Point Shhot-Out, which he did so with his wife... Idiots!

1679 days ago
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ralph    

maybe he didn't know all the details... and when they threw up all the posters and fliers he decided it wasn't such a good idea.

1679 days ago
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Falcon    

15. Before you all call out TMZ, that pic is from the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Event... Yes, Kobe did assist Shanon Brown on 1 of his dunks, but he still had to sit through the Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, & #-Point Shhot-Out, which he did so with his wife... Idiots!

Posted at 4:07PM on Feb 14th 2010 by Richie





Hey Dumbass Richie! The reason why we're calling out TMZ, is because they specifically said that in that picture he was sitting courtside watching the dunk contest..That's why we were correcting TMZ...why don't you read more carefully before you try to prove somebody wrong dumbass...

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