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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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181.

NOT ELMO    

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?".........................................KOBE'S MOTHER IS PROBABLY RELATED TO MY MOTHER....

475 days ago
182.

jc123    

Greedy parents why haven't they invested any of the money he has surely given them over the years.

475 days ago
183.

Hell If I Know    

Kobe set his wife's family up with a Mexican restaurant in Fullerton...(crappy food RUDE employees). Vanessa's mother lives rent free in one of Kobe's houses . He pays for her food, gas, clothes ,a car and gives her cash . Vanessa's mom also leeches $1800 a month out of her ex husband (who is not Vanessa's ' real father). Sophia has not done an honest days work in 20 years, and she also sued her employer for a slip and fall..she claimed disability...what a joke...now WHO here is the TRUE greedy leech...Kobe's mother, or a lazy, entitled mother-in-law who taught her daughter to leech and grab? Kobe's parents have been 100 percent correct about Vanessa and her mother all these years and this douche won't listen.

475 days ago
184.

KnuckleDragger    

at wat point do u draw a line in the sand?"
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No idea, Kobe. But I will say this: Stay in basketball because it doesn't seem you learned sh*t in college for a backup!

475 days ago
185.

steve    

There is a reason why his parents want a home in Las Vegas! ..And it's not because they like the desert heat ! He does not owe them anything and they have big time guts asking him for more. Oh, maybe he shoud buy them a house in North Dakota...lets see if they will like that??

475 days ago
186.

Bambi    

Once again Kobe proves what a true SOB he really is. A decent man would take care of his Mother but Kobe would rather turn it into a law suit and tweet about it. Ungrateful rapist, what does anyone expect.

475 days ago
187.

Rebecca    

He needs to remember who wiped his ass growing up. Technically I say the memorabilia is mommy's and daddy's. Who the hell supported him when he was earning it!

475 days ago
188.

zombie    

I have to laugh at all the experts here who know for a FACT what Bryant has or hasn't done for his parents and in-laws. Some of you act as if you are sitting in Bryant's home watching him write the checks to one and watching him forsake the other. Fact is NONE of us know the relationship he has with his parents nor do we know the amount of money he has given to them over the years. All you have are stories on gossip sites as your facts, which are leaked by the interested parties. I also laugh at the people on here who are b!tching about racial issues yet saying the vilest things about Vanessa's hispanic background. Bunch of racist hypocritical jerks. You beat your drum about the white man oppressing you then turn around and make racial insults about hispanics. What a fvcking joke!

475 days ago
189.

Mee    

Pamela,
PRAY VANESSA INCREASES KOBE'S ALLOWANCE and you might get a TRAILER HOUSE FOR CHRISTMAS.
Better than being HOMELESS or SLEEPING IN THE PARK

475 days ago
190.

bozzman    

i hate kobe but it's hard to believe there's so many on the mom's side. if he doesn't want his old stuff sold, she shouldn't sell it. if he gave it to her he sure didn't give it to her to sell. there's nothing worse than your mom betraying you.

475 days ago
191.

tayriley    

man there are some greedy mofos here, saying they don't owe their parents ****. sorry dude, if your parents raised you, put food on the table, paid for your clothes, your shoes, your allowance--- then you owe them a debt. his parents should be able to live in the same conditions he is. he takes helicopters to his games...i think he can buy his parents a nice home of their choice.

the whole reason vanessa's mom is living in that $3.5 mil mansion is because he didn't have a prenup. he put the houses in vanessa's name to prevent a divorce. if he'd listened to his mom in the first place, he would be able to get a divorce in the first place instead of being at vanessa's beck and call.

kobe is a selfish sociopath that is only ever out for himself. it doesn't surprise me that he thinks he doesn't owe anyone anything in his success. no one gets successful alone. NO ONE. it is no wonder he has no friends.

475 days ago
192.

Chele    

His mom sounds like a greedy POS to me. Selling his high school memorabilia? That's not right!

475 days ago
193.

kuality79    

These both mother snickers are greedy as hell just like TMZ!

475 days ago
194.

Ashyyashhh    

As a mother those are things she shouldn't want to sell . Period .

475 days ago
195.

Enlightened    

I don't know the specifics of his financial arrangements with his parents, and neither does anyone else on this site. What I DO know, is that he would not be alive were it not for his mother, and he would not have the career success he has attained were it not for the support and guidance of both parents during his early years in sports. That ALONE should be enough for any DECENT "man" to discuss these problems with his mother in PRIVATE, NOT on a PUBLIC forum like Twitter. As always, this unrepentant RAPIST continues to disgust me.

475 days ago
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