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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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61.

Greg    

His mom should be embarrassed about wearing that stringy wig tied down with a rope.

474 days ago
62.

Get your life.Com    

First off he don't ol his parents anything he offered to buy them a house turnt it down she just greedy and jealous so what that man married his with without a prenup that's none of there business cause they not the ones making the money I tell you people just down right ungrateful and greedy

474 days ago
63.

"Carlton"    

Some of these comments are ignorant and irrelevant. If it wasn't for his Mother we wouldn't even know who the hell Kobe Bryant is dumb asses! Then Kobe has the audacity to buy his mother-in-law two expensive homes and not his biological mother? I have really lost all respect for Kobe Bryant. dude is obviously mentally retarded!

474 days ago
64.

Nicoleasm    

He doesn't owe them anything, but you have to admit its not right to put his wife's mother in a dream but not his own parents, who raised and nurtured his talent I might add

474 days ago
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Nicoleasm    

He doesn't owe them anything, but you have to admit its not right to put his wife's mother in a dream home but not his own parents, who raised and nurtured his talent I might add

474 days ago
66.

lisalee    

i dont knw y this even reach out in the publc , children suppose to do things for parents once they can afford it this is a personal matter and it should have been handled in private now i dont knw if he is accustom gaving his parents money, but even if he gaves them money he can buy a house and wht is wrong with them wanting a million doallr house he can afford it children suppose to put their parents in front of their inlaws i from a personel take have seen this happen, men always listen to wht they wife says, and treats her mom the best while yours tht birth u is left with next to nothing, the kob-ster , if u gave our mom those things they are hers she can do wht she wants with it stop acting like a spoil ass this woman gave birth to u they educated u, think without them where would u be

474 days ago
67.

lisalee    

Nicoleasm hush your @@@@ how he dosent own them anything

474 days ago
68.

Barbara    

I am betting that it is his materialistic wife that is fueling this fight. No way in hell is she going to let anything of value slip threw her hands.

474 days ago
69.

lisalee    

well said "Carlton

474 days ago
70.

lisalee    

all thos etht saying he dosent owe them anything, i wonder if u were his mom or dad if u would be saying those words please be real he dosent owe them it is not a matter of oweing it is a matter of he is doing allright his parent should get wht they want they are your parents so please an the only reason he is so upset and dont want to buy the house they want is becasue they were upset when he got married without getting a pre-nup lets hope his money ,wfie , and big mansion he bought for his inlaws stays with him for life

474 days ago
71.

lisalee    

true he is not obligated to gave them anything, but without them where wold he be, if they didnt have him would he be here to have those millions come on

474 days ago
72.

Sami    

I always tell females how important it is for female to keep her body in check and to always try her best to maintain being beautiful at all times. You see through education (get degree ladies) and beauty you can manage to seduce a wealthy guy who will not only secure your future by buying you lavish mansion but you can also secure the future of your loved ones. Look Vanessa all she had to do was keep her vagina clean and beautiful at all times, be polish and clean, and look where that got her, mansions stacked on top of one another FCK YOU GO GIRL YOU DID YOUR MOM PROUD. P.S. I find Kobe to be stupid, how on GODS earth can you neglect the woman who was there for you when you had no one, shame shame shame the woman who your bedding refuses to sleep next to you not until her mothers mansion is secure, do you see how important her mothers well being is to her, and what have you done to yours neglected her, left her to fend for herself. RETARD, IDIOT. GO PURCHASE YOUR MOM A HOUSE DUMMMMY

474 days ago
73.

andrew    

Better call Maury Povich

474 days ago
74.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Damn Kobe u not going to take care if your own mom

474 days ago
75.

Mon    

Set up your mum your rapist bastard!!!! F... You Kobe!

474 days ago
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