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Kobe Bryant

Feud With Mom


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

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.

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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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

501 days ago


Hey guys, maybe previously he has already bought them muti-million dollar home and spent millions of dollars on other things for them. But still they might be demanding more......let's not be quick to judge....let's wait for all the facts to come out and then we can judge properly...

501 days ago


You take care of your wife family but measure your own family. WEAK ASS !!! Man up!

501 days ago


When someone is giving you a gift except it with humility as she has been doing mind your business about what he gives his wife how does anyone know what he has done for his mother only a snake would attempt to trade all of his acomplishments for a monetary gain the only way a child should be obligated to take care of a parent is if he was able to choose the parent he wanted and we no better than that he should cut her off all together but after his lawyers retrieve his memorys

500 days ago


Although I don't agree with Kobe's mother selling his stuff I also don't agree with Kobe having his mother in law living better than his own mother that birthed him. At the end of the day it must be a sad life for Kobe everyone including his wife have ulterior motives. Everyone wants the good life on his dime....

500 days ago

joe Mauro    

The low life rapist once again shows his lack of class.

500 days ago

Your mom    

All the Kobe hate, bet he's laughing all the way to the bank. The rapist comments are rediculous (read the court do***ents, someone was out for a payday - she had another man seman in her chonies when tested wash your a@@ honey but she got what she wanted and can pay someone to wash it for her now). Also the article clearly states he's given MILLIONS to his parents and purchased homes, cars and was more than willing to buy a house in NV. Vanessa's mom lives in Vanessa's house - she does NOT own it. She collects allomony from her ex-husband and owning a $3.2M home would quickly put an end to that.

500 days ago

Mel harrison    

All the money in the world cant pay back what his mom did for his ungrateful ass. He is an arrogant, cheating rapist with a recieding hairline.

499 days ago


She is a MOMMY-Dearest! Didn't even go to her son's wedding! If your son offers to buy you a home, take it and be thank, don't be greedy and want a bigger n more expensive home. He already had bought them homes, cars and given them money (lots). What mother would sell her son's memorbilia esp. the ones sh's selling, his early HS and NBA career items. She's even selling 2 Rings he had made for mom n pop from one of his NBA Champioships.....what a heart! She is greedy and selfish....why did she store the item in Germany, no storeage Co in the US and NO Auction Houses in the US. I hope Kobe winsm get his stuff back and she has to repay the Auction House the $450K advance and she has huge legal fees! You are wrong Mommy Dearest!

499 days ago


I just figured Kobe's wife Vanessa was upset that she did not get part of that money and sicced Kobe on his mom for not sharing with Vanessa.

492 days ago

Tommy Perkins    

His parents paid all those thousands in fees so he can play youth ball. Without them he would have nothing now. Give them what they want Kobe. But I can see what kind of person you are help out friends before family. But tell this Kobe where were those friends before the fame. I bet your family was there.

492 days ago


Shame on you Kobe, your mom tries to buy a house?...Did you wipe your a$$ when you were 2? Did she bring you up, did she dedicate her life when you were just like any other little kid...this is how you pay off, Hollywood Style

491 days ago
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