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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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198 COMMENTS

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61.

oshngrrl    

Kobe is a real piece of work. All that money and he can't take care of his mother. Give her the $, get your stuff back. Better yet, buy her a house! Money is the root of all evil, and in this case, Kobe became a bigger douche w every dollar he made.

446 days ago
62.

GotSmile    

Kobe's mom spends huge amounts of money on her hair and face, nothing natural about her 'cept her greed.... no kid owes their parents anything once they are out of the house.... we don't know what kind of mother she is and this story only gives some basics and not the TRUTH of the matter... I bet the mother never allowed Kobe to come into her house and get his things... I mean really !!!! She looks dangerous , like she could bite...bow wow !!!!!

446 days ago
63.

Tom     

I guess he is to busy supporting his wife and her dis functional family supporting all of Mexico and surrounding countries

446 days ago
64.

eivissa    

It is HIS stuff. Stuff he earned while young. His Mother should have ASKED first to make sure.

These are things that NO one would just give away. He is probubly hurt she would even sell his childhood stuff.
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MOM GIVE IT BACK!
she is nasty and I would never sell my kids stuff, even if he gave it to me!
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He has kids, maybe his kids would like to have been given this stuff.
she is greedy! And mean.

446 days ago
65.

eivissa    

tatoo make-up looks really bad

446 days ago
66.

Areader    

Dude really? Kobe should be ashamed of himself!

446 days ago
67.

Patrick McNair    

What makes me mad is that the woman that gave us life come second in our lives I understand a wife place but my wife have to understand my mothers place. One mother can take care of 13 children, but 13 children can't take care of one mother that's a shame smh

446 days ago
68.

et    

Kobe will be broke in the future like Scottie Pippen did!!!

446 days ago
69.

Livitup    

Kobe should give his MOM whatever she wants. She is MOM YOU IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

446 days ago
70.

Nancy    

His Mom looks like a drag queen......

446 days ago
71.

Sassy    

ESPN has more details.



http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/9238503/kobe-bryant-los-angeles-lakers-battles-mom-nj-business-auction

446 days ago
72.

Anita    

This is absolutely ridiculous Kobe Bryant should be ASHAMED of himself !!!!! He bought Vanessa his wife’s mother a Mansion in orange county but will not buy his mother a house she shouldn’t have to sell anything with a pro athlete multi-million dollar making son. Boo and shame to him and his lack of interest in the well being of the woman who gave him life. He should have bought his mother a mansion same as he did for Vanessa’s Mom. Why does his mother in law get the consideration for her personal comfort and standard of living that he will not extend to his own mother?

446 days ago
73.

Anita    

This is absolutely ridiculous Kobe Bryant should be ASHAMED of himself !!!!! He bought Vanessa his wife’s mother a Mansion in orange county but will not buy his mother a house she shouldn’t have to sell anything with a pro athlete multi-million dollar making son. Boo and shame to him and his lack of interest in the well being of the woman who gave him life. He should have bought his mother a mansion same as he did for Vanessa’s Mom. Why does his mother in law get the consideration for her personal comfort and standard of living that he will not extend to his own mother?

446 days ago
74.

kat40    

First of all why is she needing the money to purchase a home ummmm Kobe is her son (drops mic exit stage left) lol wow

446 days ago
75.

Vierotchka    

Whatever the nature of their relationship, whatever his character, these objects belong to him and not to his mother, therefore she doesn't have the right to sell them.

446 days ago
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