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Kobe Bryant

Feud With Mom

Is Over MONEY

5/4/2013 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0503-kobe-bryant-pam-tmz-gettyWe now know why Kobe Bryant is at war with his mother ... at least from his perspective, and it has to do with money.

As we previously reported ... Kobe and mama Pamela Bryant are locked in a battle over memorabilia ... his old jerseys, varsity letters from high school, championship rings, trophies and a whole bunch of other stuff.

Pamela has taken all the stuff to an auction house, claiming he gave it all to her, and she got a $450,000 advance which she says she's using to buy a house in Nevada.  Kobe contacted the auction house and said they had no right to sell any of the items because they belong to him.

Sources connected with the Bryant family tell TMZ ... the dispute between mother and son erupted over real estate. We're told Kobe offered to buy his parents a "nice house" in Vegas for significantly less than a million bucks, but they wanted something bigger and more extravagant and Kobe drew a line in the sand and refused to up the ante.

Our sources say Pamela was infuriated and believed Kobe was shortchanging them, especially compared to what he does for Vanessa's mom, Sofia Laine.  Kobe put Sofia up in a $3.2 million house in Newport Beach, CA, which sold recently.  After the sale, Kobe moved Sofia to another multi-million dollar mansion nearby.

From Kobe's perspective, our sources say he's really upset because he believes he's stepped up for years, by giving his parents millions of dollars and buying them homes and cars.

This feud has been brewing for years ... dating back to when Kobe's parents went ballistic when he married Vanessa without a prenup.

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Kobe tweeted on Saturday morning, saying, "When u give Give GIVE and they take Take TAKE at wat point do u draw a line in the sand? #hurtbeyondmeasure #gavemenowarning #love?"


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151.

ChubRub    

The fact that his parents are selling a pair of rings that the Lakers made for Bryant's parents for the 2000 NBA championship and one from the 1998 NBA All-Star game speaks volumes. I'd let them keep those items, get the rest back and never speak to them again. Greedy monsters.

501 days ago
152.

InterventionFan    

What happened to the $5m Pamela bragged bout in People 2 yrs ago? Spent it already?

501 days ago
153.

forreal    

He doesn't have a problem with GIVE, GIVE, GIVE as regards to his wife's family. What a dumb@ss!

501 days ago
154.

Namaste    

All the posters here complaining about Kobe after he's already given his parents millions (not his fault they didn't invest or invest wisely) are just leeches themselves that will put their hands out to their own kids when they get jobs and expect their kids to pay their way through life because they feel they own them because they gave birth to them..

501 days ago
155.

intrigued    

Greed is so sad! Poor Kobe, hope he got his stuff back.

501 days ago
156.

Umm ok...    

They were wrong to even start living off of him in the first place. Parents are supposed to know better than to allow greed to wreck the relationship they have with their child. Gifting his parents a house the first time should have been more than enough for them to know he appreciates, loves them and wants to share his good fortune with them. They should have kept it, taken good care of it and never made him feel like a bank.

501 days ago
157.

cementmixer    

Why don't she get a job.He doesn't owe her anything. She's just a leech.

501 days ago
158.

sandy    

Kobe, the people you don't want to be angry with you - are your parents. Give them what they want, you can afford it. If you can buy your wife multi-million dollar homes and jewelry, you can afford to take care of your parents. You can always get a new wife --- but you can't get new parents.

501 days ago
159.

gegeok    

Kobe... is a bigger Bamma... than I thought!!!!

501 days ago
160.

gegeok    

Lane... duck head ninja# Kobe bryant

501 days ago
161.

gegeok    

LaMe!!!!

501 days ago
162.

Reese    

Is Kobe the only child? Blame the other kids for your financial problems too.

501 days ago
163.

THEARCHER1130    

His parents raised him and contributed to his success. He does owe them to keep them at least at the comfort level of his in laws. I can see if his parents was mean to him but i don't think that's the case at all!! He makes and made a lot of money... If the shoes was on the other feet i don't think his parents would do that to him!!! He is a rich, whipped BRAT!! What comes around goes around.....he will need them one day!!!!!

501 days ago
164.

Sophia    

You can get a $3 million-like house, in Nevada for less than $1 mil.

501 days ago
165.

lucy    

A mother doesn't auction off memorabilia from their children and doesn't expect to live off them either. Greedy and ungrateful comes to mind.

501 days ago
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