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Kobe Bryant

Busted by Basketball Wives

12/19/2011 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe & Vanessa Bryant
A secret underground society of trained spies is responsible for feeding intel to Vanessa Bryant that eventually led to her filing for divorce from hubby Kobe Bryant -- not the CIA or FBI ... but the basketball wives of the NBA.

Our sources says Kobe's teammates were blabbing to their women about the superstar's exploits ... and those women in turn gave Vanessa the heads up.  We're told talk of Kobe's exploits lately increased in frequency.

According to our sources, the players often swear their wives to secrecy before dishing on their fellow ballers ... but that secrecy is rarely kept. We're told the women all share information about other guys around the league ... in part to ensure word will get back to them if their man ever steps out.

As TMZ first reported, Vanessa filed divorce papers on Friday, after Vanessa learned of what she says is an act of infidelity that became the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.

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31.

Rhonda    

So sad when you can't trust your spouse and feel that you have to have others spy on him. Glad she is divorcing him...no amount of money or bling can make up for the hurt he has caused.

853 days ago
32.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Sorry, forgot to include their mouths, definitely add their mouths.

853 days ago
33.

JiLL1    

This is not a secret to be kept. Kudos to the wives for getting it out there

853 days ago
34.

Finisher    

I see a pattern the same as Shaq, Tiger, etc.. The wives had to know something was going on, but when they find out that these dudes are tricking out on in house hookers, the divorce is immediate. Guess we know what it's all about.

853 days ago
35.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

If you think that a musician or an athlete won't cheat on you, you are an idiot.

853 days ago
36.

dj    

I know Vanessa is hot, but dam ain't no ***** worth that much.

853 days ago
37.

karen dapello    

Right on, sisters finally having their sisters' backs....you have to remember, girls, that your girlfriends (REAL friends) will be there for you long after the guy has left.

853 days ago
38.

Michael     

When you're one of the best known athletes on the planet, there are going to be an incredible amount of women wanting to sleep with you. There are sooo many beautiful women in the world who would get with him that the temptation for him is far, far beyond that of the average hubby. Hooking up with a new gal once in a while feeds the male ego and gives a boost to an alpha dog.

Kobe got married very young so he probably feels he didn't really sow his oats in full and a little strange now and then keeps him happy. Being a top athlete but having your pecker locked in a box during your prime years has to conflict with his natural instinct to compete and score. Kobe needs a little game time.

The should separate for one NBA season, let him be a dog and get it out of his system. For her strategy... if he sees some other stud athlete taking his wife and his kids to Disneyland he'll get a dose of reality and want to go home again and make it work.

853 days ago
39.

AyeJay    

Reports are out that Kim is ALREADY going after Kobe, this h0e doesn't stop.

853 days ago
40.

CoreyPain718    

Kobe!Next time leave her in Barrio! LOL

853 days ago
41.

matt kock    

Man I feel SO bad for Kobe. NOT! Shouldn't he be in prison anyway?

853 days ago
42.

CLINT    

I've been a Laker fan all my life and lost a lot of respect for Kobe after the Denver mess, but now all respect is gone. I'll still watch the Lakers with him on the team, but he is now just another bum. If he'll cheat on his wife and let's not forget about his children, who knows what else he'll cheat in.

853 days ago
43.

common sense    

Once a walking hormone, ALWAYS a walking hormone. One of these days Kobe is catch AIDS like Magic Johnson and then where is he going to be without the support of a loving spouse? Oh wait, he'll have his $$$$ to keep him warm at night and the sluts he bangs.

853 days ago
44.

MommaGirl    

These celebs need to stop getting married, what's the point!

853 days ago
45.

Celebrities Suck    

tmz your web site is becoming annoying with all the spam..

853 days ago
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