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Kobe Bryant

NBA Star and Mom

In Bitter Legal Battle

5/3/2013 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kobe Bryant
is in a tooth-and-nail fight with his mother over some priceless basketball memorabilia, including his 1998 All Star ring.

Seems Kobe's mom, Pamela Bryant, made a deal with Goldin Auctions to sell hoards of Kobe's bball swag, including a 2000 All Star game signed ball, game and practice jerseys from his days at Lower Merion High School, a Lakers jacket and shorts, trophies, his varsity high school letters and lots of other stuff.

According to a lawsuit ... obtained by TMZ ... the auction house gave Pamela a $450,000 advance, which she says will be used immediately to buy a new home.  According to the lawsuit, Pamela told the auction house Kobe gave her all the stuff outright 5 years ago.

But Kobe has beef, claiming he's the owner of the stuff and he's trying to block the auction. 

So a fearful Goldin Auctions has gone to court, naming Kobe as the defendant and asking a judge to declare Pamela the owner of the goods.

A judge has yet to rule.

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jef3801    

I'm sure Kobe has given his mother millions over the years. She most likely has mismanaged it and probably is broke as a result. She must be desperate to stoop to this level. Kobe is probably dishing out some tough love.

505 days ago
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scoopie    

great, so a big portion of the money that would have been made will go to lawyers instead - and, add in the auction house percentage on the sale, and what do you get? $4.61

505 days ago
18.

angiesnangel    

How is it that his mother doesn't have a house but his mother-in-law has a mansion? Buying his mother a house would be pocket change for him, I don't understand this.

505 days ago
19.

Soda pop    

I met kgs mom in a laundrymat here in mauldin that's pitiful

505 days ago
20.

Mr.Mack314    

FirstKobe.First your wife now yo momma! Dam homie

505 days ago
21.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

2. Goes to show ya - you can take da girl outta da hood but you nevah get da hood outta da girl. And you can't even trust da rich & and famous ones, even if dey is yo famly...

505 days ago
22.

Ann33    

What mom sells her sons stuff?

505 days ago
23.

Tonya P    

He won't buy his mama a house yet his he purchased his mother-in-laws home AND takes care of her. This is sad.

505 days ago
24.

72183    

That wife of his has brainwashed him to the point where all money goes to her side of the family and minimal to his! If his mother was so well taken care off I don't think she would go to a low point like that! Never ever forget the ones that stuck by you and brought you to where you are in life especially. I don't think Kobe is all into his wife as much. My feelings are he is terrified to death that if he leaves her whatever was in the closet about him will be penned in a book! And oh! And oh not sure their prenup is still valid!

505 days ago
25.

whocares    

Take care of your Mother douche bag

505 days ago
26.

Dean    

How comes ppl are juding him without knowing the full story . If they had a good relationship she wouldn't even thinking about selling his stuff obviously they don't have a good relationship . Not every mother is an angel and protected their kids from everything bad. who knows what Kobe went through in his childhood

505 days ago
27.

whocares    

Maybe he left his crap at her house when he moved out like most kids and now she was just trying to get rid of it. Why would she throw it out??

505 days ago
28.

Carmen    

I hope she's not in need of money if so this doesn't look good on Kobe. Kobe owned 3 mansions and his mom needs a new home. Kobe help your mom if that's the case.

505 days ago
29.

SPEAK-the-TRUTH    

Lol gold digging mom hahaha

505 days ago
30.

panchang810    

WTF is wrong with Kobe? He gave his mother-in-law a mansion in Malibu worth millions and bought another mansion for his wife and his own mom doesn't have a house?!!!

505 days ago
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