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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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196.

lynkel    

She raised your butt, hook your momma up u greedy bastard.

534 days ago
197.

Kaaka    

There is a handful of disputes in life you never ever want to have go public and be a issue, and this is one of them.If its true that you spend more on your mother-in law than your own mother then shame on you!! .incase you need to be reminded this is what your mother went through..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WR6dUvugV0&NR=1&feature=endscreen

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534 days ago
198.

Lekili    

Consider yourself lucky your son offered to buy you anything you greedy person!

534 days ago
199.

DOROTHY    

You do what you are suppose to do for your children, and look for nothing in return, if they shoulld become famous and want to help you out then great and if not you wish them the best and carry on with your life.His mother do she work, and how much have he given her in the past.Hope this thing is not like Usher situation he learned the hard way. Parents who are healthy can and should take care of themselves..Don't live your life by trying to live off your children.. Lindsay parents...

534 days ago
200.

Hell If I Know    

Kobe, send that leech mother-in-law back to that hovel in Garden Grove where you found her. These two sleezy leeches are from Garden Grove people, NOT Huntington Beach like they tell everybody. She was living in a house that was going into foreclosure when you met Vanessa. Pack up all of the shiat that YOU and Steve Laine paid for and send her azz packing. If you need her to babysit, let her drive over in the same broken down POS she
was driving her you married Vanessa.
Vanessa has a nice lifestyle but, hey, she has to have sex with a rapist to get her Chanel bags and Loubies. What does that leech Sophia do beside spend money other people have worked hard for?
When is Kobe going to start believing his parents when the tell him that Vanessa and Sophia are nothing but a couple of ghetto, money grubbing beans?
Take care of your Mama and Daddy the RIGHT way Kobe . You would NEVER have made it to the NBA without them!

534 days ago
201.

Hell If I Know    

Can you people read? Kobe lets Vanessa's mother live rent free in a house close to them in Newport Coast. He did not buy her a house! She lives close so she can babysit. Where is she going to live once the kids are grown and don't need any babysitting? Kobe was an epic moron to marry Vanessa period, especially without a prenup. His parents are 100 percent right about her, just ask her maid, the reporters she screams at and the Jimmy Choo manager what they think of her.

534 days ago
202.

hayley    

how dare he do more for his in-laws than his own parents?? if kobe is going to do them wrong by being that selfish and ungrateful, then his mom has every right to go ahead and auction that memorabilia. kobe, just stfu and buy your parents a house of their choice. im sure you can afford it.

534 days ago
203.

hayley    

how dare you do more for your in-laws than your own parents! buy your mom the house and move on with your life! I am sure you could spare a couple million dollars on your own MOM

534 days ago
204.

Angel    

1. Kobe's mom did ask him & the wife if they wanted his stuff & they said no. 2. Kobe's mom should've asked if she could auction it off first 3. Kobe doesn't have to keep giving to anyone, whether it be his wife, momma, momma in law. The only people he responsible for are his kids. 4. People assuming his folks didn't take care of him, his in law treats him better that's why he does for mom in law and not his his parents or they assume they just greedy, lazy and somehow race is thrown in the mix. I don't think any of it is about money, it's about hurt feelings & egos. Maybe mom shouldn't want a bigger house just cause mom in law got one but how any have siblings, cousins what have you that if a parent, grandparent or another relative did for one but not for the other wouldn't feel hurt. We don't know what's really happening behind the scene but I bet it has nothing to do with money alone. Kobe's folks didn't like his choice in brides & some of his decisions and its been a ongoing issue ever since. Some moms have a hard time keeping they're opinions to themselves and Kobe chose his wife. Kobe has to keep in mind that if the money goes his wife may go also. He also needs to understand as a parent he may one day not like his daughters choices and how he'd feel if they chose a mate over him. It may not be anything he can do but it will still hurt. Maybe he need to assure momma it's not personal, he just gotta do what he gotta do to keep peace at home. I doubt if this is really about money more so than it is about feeling slighted on a personal level.

534 days ago
205.

jonny    

Dude, that's your mom, when that skunk is out of the picture your mom will always be there. Cough up that house and if your wife starts trippin, tell her to kick rocks.

534 days ago
206.

Wah wah    

I'm torn. First off, what a douche for doing that to your own mother. Second, lady needs to make her own ends. But then I hear Kobe bought the mother In law a pricey house. F-that, that lady ain't the one who raised ur butt!

534 days ago
207.

Riz    

Kobe is a real fiddle that I have no respect for. Ho's are temporary and moms are permanent in our hearts. Being in the position that you are in you should want to keep a smile on your mother's face no-matter-how-much-it-cost! You buy a Ho a ring for 5-million. But can't buy your mom a house for $450,000.00. You are a piece of s**t that need to be flushed down the toilet. You will be the next Tiger Woods!

534 days ago
208.

Serialkilla213    

I get that. If you're son is extremely wealthy you'd want a nice house but a 500 grand house I great but she wanted more that makes her greedy, son or not HE worked for that money not her

534 days ago
209.

Enlightened    

Most of you are probably too young to remember, but Vanessa's mother allowed her daughter to MOVE IN WITH KOBE when she was STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. The mother-in-law has always had dollar signs in her eyes, so to berate Kobe's mom and call HER greedy is completely unfair.


I neither know nor care how much he has given his mother (in terms of dollar)s. I merely know that SHE gave HIM the gift of LIFE, so to go on TWITTER, rather than talk to his mother in person, is a BITCH MOVE. Exactly what one would expect from a spoiled-bitch rapist like Kobe.

533 days ago
210.

IJS    

Its truly ashamed ,Kobe just remember who birth you,no mater what,you are who you are an no ,matter how much money you make ,you still will be Tiger Woods,Oh Im sorry Kobe!!!!! Ms Bryant you are lucky to have a son,that will even consider to help you,especially with the wife he choose,usually ,men of that nature don't look back,be thankful and what u need to do is take that money and save instead of putting it all in a home u probably don't need,your lucky he still plays ball,count your blessings and not your sons pocket. Plus how could you sell those things ,Really where do they do that at! What kind of MOM are u sell your soul for a House, REALLY!!!!!!!!!!CRAZY, SELFISH !!! IJS

533 days ago
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