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Kobe Bryant

Police Investigating

Alleged Church Altercation

8/16/2011 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0816_kobe_bryant_bn_tmzSan Diego police want to talk to Kobe Byrant about the alleged tussle he had with another man in church ... over a cell phone picture.

Kobe was reportedly in the St. Therese of Carmel Church in Carmel Valley this past Sunday when he allegedly grabbed the phone out of a man's hand.

According to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles -- which first reported the incident -- Kobe thought the man was using the phone to take pics of Kobe and his wife ... but did not find any photos on the phone.

The man claims his wrist was injured.

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16.

what He said    

Glad you're Catholic Kobe!! It just IS difficult to be in church sometimes...life is never easy even for the top basketball star.

1079 days ago
17.

BW    

MO MONEY, MO MONEY, MO MONEY, MO MONEY

1079 days ago
18.

Lanie    

THIS ***** KEEPS SOME **** GOING ALL THE TIME......YET MIKE VIC GOES TO JAIL.....THIS DUDE NEED SOME TIME!!!!

1079 days ago
19.

shagrath    

the worst teammate u can ever have, and the worst person to idolize, but u lakers fans keep eating it up
great talent on the court, whussbag sellout off

1079 days ago
20.

Rick    

Jack: Can you not read? It actually reads "about the tussle he allegedly had". Sounds good to me Harvey.

1079 days ago
21.

Missy    

*waits for the million dollar lawsuit* Of course his "wrist" was hurt ;) ;)

1079 days ago
22.

Buzzard    

For sake of argument, let just say this guy did take a picture…Tacky and obnoxious? Yes. But taking a pic in a public place does NOT give license to touch a person/property even if you’re Pope, President or Slime ball Kobe.

1079 days ago
23.

Wayne    

What? Kobe is afraid of getting his picture taken? He cheeses for the camera all year and now he is shy? What a douche!!!!

1079 days ago
24.

LOL    

TMZ staff needs to do research on where this Church is. NOT in CARMEL VAlley,CA. Morons!!!!!!!!! Lack of intellegence!

1079 days ago
25.

Claus    

Oh Lordy lord, when will this black on black violence end. mmm-mmmm. We is gettin' us a bad rep mmm-mmmm.

1079 days ago
26.

Fallopia Lopez    

There went my last tiny, tiny bit of good feeling for that arrogant a-hole.

1079 days ago
27.

Sammy    

What were this creep and his equally horrible wife doing in church anyway? They are not good Christian people. They are a rapist and his maid abusing wife.

Kobe needS to learn to keep his hands OFF other people. Hope this guy sues him for assault.

Hey Kobe: Nobody wants to take a picture of you or your beaver toothed wife. We have all already seen the best picture of you ever taken...YOUR MUGSHOT WHEN YOU WERE ARRESTED FOR RAPE!!!!!!!!!!

1079 days ago
28.

cece    

Peace be with you Kobe.

1079 days ago
29.

mark    

are you kidding me!!! this guys wrist is injured, eh? americans will find a reason to sue someone if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction. yet another disgusting attempt to pry money and fame from someone who already has it. i've got no intention of excusing kobe. i'm a piston fan and so i can't stand him. but this nonsense is so see through!

1079 days ago
30.

Sam Smash    

Funny, I saw him at the Irvine Spectrum and asked him, Can I take your picture? Not trying to be rude and taking it with my phone and he straight up told me NO!!! I was shocked, like whats the big deal. I didnt ask to be in the photo with you, just take your photo. Total Jerk. I lost a lot of respect for him after that day. Went from Hero to Zero in a matter of Seconds.

1079 days ago
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