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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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Amy    

Kobe is so greedy. He'd probably give it to that w h o r e Vanessa first, instead of the woman who raised him.

508 days ago
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honeybee87    

If he was taking care of his mother she wouldn't need to auction anything. All this does for me is show how effed up Kobe is. Vanessa wants for nothing, his Mom shouldn't either.

508 days ago
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Jerry    

What a gastly looking mother.

508 days ago
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erkg    

Can't believe he'd give permission to auction the items - especially now - will be worth way more once he retires.

508 days ago
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Truth is    

No worries mom, he needs it for when Vanessa takes him to the cleaners. These ballets and rappers never marry women that looks like their mothers...because they self hate and hate their moms

508 days ago
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Colonel Nudge    

His mother is black so he doesn't want her to have anything. He hates his own and would much rather give a ton of money to a hispanic or anglo women.

508 days ago
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cs_85    

All the hate on Kobe, yet his mother is the loser here. Trying to sell items I'm sure mean a lot to him to make a buck. Give me a break. She's as bad as Kris Jenner, Queen of F-ing Everything, making a living off her child's success. What an amazing mother!

508 days ago
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Jerry    

She looks like a phucking drag queen.

508 days ago
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Raarrr    

wowwww! why would his mom have to auction anything to buy a house, when his mother in law lives in a house he bought. kobe bryant is garbage!

508 days ago
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Fashionistazoe    

His wife almost got $150 million by filing for divorce, yet his mom had to take a $450,000 advance??? No matter what, his mother should be living comfortably despite the state of their relationship. She should be living in a house that's paid off and driving a car with no note. At the LEAST. What a douche lord.

508 days ago
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Tina A., Lakewood, CA    

Kobe iss a ass, even if he wanted those items, why not just give your Mom the 450,000.00 or buy her a dam house, but your wife who is only staying with you for the money because her and her mama gotta a plan for Kobey, 10 yrs and she gon clean him with his cheating ass, what happen to that interview Vanessa aunt did saying black women just jealouse but he done cheated all over her dam niece, lol. That's a dam shame when you take your Mama to court. Sorry ass. Kobe is a joke of a son.

508 days ago
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Seriously?    

They both look n poor shape. It's sad kids r the ones that suffer!

508 days ago
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Tina A., Lakewood, CA    

What Kobe fail to realize, what goes around comes around, God don't like ugly, his daughters will meet a man just like him.

508 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

WTF is wrong with Kobe? He has NO problems giving millions to women and his wife to keep the pot hot. So what if his mother sold some stuff he probably hadn't thought of in years? Its a damn shame his mother has to "put together" $$$ for a home anyway. Heck $450K is not even remotely the mansion Kobe puts his women in. What a azz pimple!!!!

508 days ago
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Stiletto    

You'd think his mother would already be rich from the endorsements from her favorite makeup company...Sharpie Markers.

508 days ago
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