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Kobe Bryant's Dad Loses in WNBA Fight

8/17/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant's father just lost big in his ongoing battle against the lawyers who repped him when he got fired from coaching a WNBA team -- and it's gonna cost him nearly $80,000.

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According to the latest docs in the suit, filed last week in L.A. Superior Court and obtained by TMZ, Joe "Jellybean" Bryant has to ante up a total of $78,816.53 for work his former legal team did during Jellybean's dispute with the L.A. Sparks back in 2007 ... when he got fired.

Kobe's dad may have stood a fighting chance -- but according to the docs, he never even tried to defend himself ... so the judge ruled against him by default.

As TMZ first reported, Jellybean's ex-lawyers sued the guy back in January claiming he owed them money for legal fees plus interest -- and last Thursday, a California judge made it official.

Attempts to reach Mr. Bean were unsuccessful.


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9 COMMENTS

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1.

MikeSpace    

what's $80K when your son makes 25 MILLION a YEAR....

- JUBREY

1499 days ago
2.

JClazzifiedofNWF.    

SOOOOO what....5 words..."son lemme get a check."-jellybean.
WHATUP 2 the fine girl that babysits!!I RUN my own home day carein Baltimore!!WHATUP max!?!?Youcrazydude!shreddinthegnar!Whatup charles!!!howlong did it take to grow them locks of love?!?!?

1499 days ago
3.

a long time Leno fan!    

Kobe's arrogant character is unimpressive and the old adage "like father like son" rings as true as ever with this story.

1499 days ago
4.

a long time Leno fan!    

Kobe's arrogant character is anything BUT impressive and ere's a perfect case of "like father like son."

1499 days ago
5.

Just sayin'..    

I didnt know that Denzel Washington was Kobe Bryants dad... Go figure.

1499 days ago
6.

DJ    

^^^^^ SMH at you using this article to take shots at Kobe. Kill yourself.

1499 days ago
7.

alyssa    

this doesn't mean kobe is like his father. and the money he earns a year doesn't have **** to do with his father.

1492 days ago
8.

Gresh    

Check out my blog post about what separates Kobe Bryant from the rest of the players in the NBA: http://tiny.cc/tc7de

Thank you,

@proGRESHion

1472 days ago
9.

Sammy    

We all know Kobe is a creep. Let Koe shell out some money to his old man. His gutter wife spends that amount on purses in a year.

1470 days ago

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