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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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Rico    

Lets not turn TMZ into Yahoo ok? Everytime someone says something blatantly racist, they get a plethora of thumb ups(Likes). What is wrong with our society?????

978 days ago
32.

jaspermiles    

what happened to the sunday truce?

978 days ago
33.

L    

Kobe had no right to lay a finger on this guy or his property, period. Everybody has a cell phone. Maybe, just maybe this guy was outside with his cell phone after the service. So what. If Kobe doesn't like being noticed as a star athlete in public then maybe he should stay home.

978 days ago
34.

rico    

HE IS SO FULL OF HIMSELF.SICK OF ALL THESE ATHELETS WHO THINK THEY ARE SO IMPORTANT,THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THE FANS PUT THEM ON PEDISTALS,SO WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU GET.LITTLE BOYS PRETENDING TO BE MEN.

978 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

In church you idiot? You don't pull that crap in church. Wait til you get off the grounds, then kick his a**. Then go back into church, confess, & repent. ;)

978 days ago
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Rico    

"Dude, I'm in church with my family! I can't even worship the Lord without someone snapping pictures?"

Nope.

Only a non-Christian would worry about taking pictures of someone else in church via cell phone!

978 days ago
37.

birdman    

Honestly the guy who says he has a wrist injury needs to burn in hell. Stop trying to get an easy pay day. Hope he fails hard and is left with all the attorney fees.

978 days ago
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Anonymous527496    

Kobe Bryant is a NUTCASE! paranoid!!

978 days ago
39.

greg    

a white person calling kobe an uncle tom. why do caucasions love judging blacks the funniest part most of the time it is done with bias.

978 days ago
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ladyofargonne    

A cell phone has no place in church. Maybe if you are a doctor. In which case you can sit in the back as not to disturb anyone. But Kobe doesn't want to be photographed he should not go into a public career. The rape accusation should have taught him he's a target. But I wouldn't be surprised if the guy got hurt. These basketball players are huge.

978 days ago
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spyke    

You gotta love these dudes that think going to church will make them an upstanding citizen. This guy cheated on his wife, she forgave his millions..I mean forgave him then decided that having another baby would fix everything. Obviously they think dressing up the family on Sunday and going off to church makes them pillers of the community.

978 days ago
42.

KDavis    

Classy Kobe... really classy. Not everyone cares about what you and your wife are doing. seriously, get over yourself.

978 days ago
43.

wtfever    

I am a fan of Kobe, dont think he would hurt the person intentionally, it would be quite irritating to have your photo snapped while in church trying to praise the Lord, come on, he is a human being first than a b-ball star.

978 days ago
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513 NICHOLE    

First of all lets not call neither one of the names. People are crazy enough to take pictures of famous people at church. Kobe must have thought that was the case and grabbed his phone. If that would have been the case that man would have been out of order. However since it was not the case, I'm sure Kobe apologized and the man just saw this as an oppertunity to get money out of Kobe.....SOME CHRISTIAN!

978 days ago
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Vedia    

IS THERE NO PLACE THAT ,YOU CAN GO WITHOUT SOMEBODY WANTING TO TAKE YOUR PICTURE? HE COULD HAVE ASKED IF HE COULD TAKE A PICTURE,NOT JUST STICK A CAMERA IN SOMEONE'S FACE. GET A LIFE AND LEAVE THE MAN ALONE....................

978 days ago
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