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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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166.

mememeee    

Obviously his parents didn't "draw a line in and" with him for him to be where he is... Kids don't realize how much time, energy, abs money it takes to put into their sorts activities..I'm not saying he should cave to eveverything, but Vanessa's mom only raised a gold digger!

540 days ago
167.

Longhorn05    

Get a pair of nuts Kobe that's your parents man. Mom over b*itches at all times. And for those talking about Kobe cheating Vanessa ain't no angel she did F*ck Karl Malone.

540 days ago
168.

Butterfly    

Only under unusual cir***stances do children "owe" their parents financial support. The mother lacks pride, dignity and class to put her son in such an embarrassing situation. On the other hand, his mother-in-law seems to be living the "good life" at his expense. Shame on her, too! Why do the mothers feel they deserve to live in "mansions?" For goodness sake, put them in a condo and be done with it!!! Good Luck, Kobe!!!

540 days ago
169.

Mrugowsky    

Surprise surprise. It's always about the $$$$$.

540 days ago
170.

Thoughts    

Kobe you are a sorry sack of shi-! You are going to regret this. You can never give a mother too much.... You have given Vanessa's mom everything. You are a 24 carrot fool!!

540 days ago
171.

Thoughts    

This is why his home town of Philadelphia has disowned him. No one in Philly likes Kobe. He's a mean, arrogant piece of shi-.

540 days ago
172.

lovegarrison    

His mom dont realized? He dont like black females, mother included.

540 days ago
173.

Ann    

A 3 million dollar house in Newport Beach is the same as a 1 million dollar house in Vegas. The market is way different. My kids are both going to be doctors, and I don't expect anything from them. She should be happy that he helps her out as much as he has. She is being selfish.

540 days ago
174.

Namaste    

it amazes me the people here saying the crap they are with Kobe.. He has supported and paid his parents way for years.. houses, cars and millions of dollars. They should of invested it.. They should of secured their own damn future with the money they got and not continually stick a hand out for more.. You all wouldn't be saying this same chit about Michael Jacksons brothers or fathers.. You'd be saying the same damn thing.. bunch of leeches.

540 days ago
175.

aparker    

First of all its saf when someone is dum enough to put their mom on blast to the media, regardless of the situation,second how can a parent be so greedy and spiteful enough to sale their childs memories for profit! Wjat a shame! Whats the old saying greed is the root to all evil....and if your family is not strong enough money will tear one apart! Godbless them....

540 days ago
176.

Dezy P    

I think the worse feeling n the world is when I are being used by your own parents, this is sooo sad! I know he has given them millions but they just want more, they feel entitled! If Kobe wants to do for his in laws then he can, they don't make him feel used and are grateful for what he does for them! Entitled people never say thank you, and if they do then they don't mean it because they have their hand out in the same conversation! That mom was sooo mad at Kobe for marrying Vanessa that she didnt speak to him for 10 yrs. all because she knows that Vanessa would get money from Kobe! But that is his wife and who he loves and he knows that he would never divorce her so he didnt need a prenup! Parents are their kids superior, and a child is not your cash cow and it hurts to feel used by people who are suppose to love u unconditionally! They(parents) should work and live the life they can afford! If she wanted to live like a millionaire them she should work for her millions! And by the way he is not giving his mother in law more, she was living on his house; he did not buy her a house, do that she can live by to help out with the kids, because Kobe's mom wasn't even talkin to them because she was mad about the pre nup! I've been following this story fro 13 yrs. ago when Vanessa put her out the house and she wanted Kobe to leave Vanessa!

540 days ago
177.

Dezy P    

Vanessa put Kobe's mom out the house 13 yrs. ago, and Kobe's mom wanted him to leave Vanessa but he didnt! Kobe paid off Vanessa's mom house $150,000 but the house she lives in belongs to Kobe, so it looks like he is doing a lot for his mother in law but he's not because that house does not belong to her it belongs to Kobe still she is just living there to be close to Vanessa to help her w the kids! If Kobe doesn't want a pre nup ge doesn't have to get one! It's his money!

540 days ago
178.

stargazer    

Kobe, I hope you draw the line in the sand on your mother in law. She's unemployed and has never worked since you've been married. Remember, you have to financially support her for the rest of her life plus pay taxes every year on those two multimillion dollars homes you bought her. Big dummy and you want to complain about your own momma that raised you. Dumb Fool!!!!

540 days ago
179.

JrzGrl    

Fact is she's just a bad person. That's clear. What mother would sell things that mean so much to her son? Things that represent his accomplishments? Things that he wants? I feel bad for him having a mother like this. Absolutely no excuse. None.

540 days ago
180.

Whatever    

Obviously an Obama supporter...she wants something for nothing. Friggin loser! Kobe should just write his mommy off like a bad habit.

539 days ago
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