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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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tdr9    

This is so sad

517 days ago
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IwuvTMZ    

What else would it be?

517 days ago
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Greg    

Damn, Ms Bryant is some sexy brown sugar. I like her headband thingy. Come on Kobe help her out.

517 days ago
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Demi    

He ha sto pay up the mother inlaw, cuz they have lots of beans to spill. And his parents are just trying to milk the Kobe beef cow.

517 days ago
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boltman83    

Just buy ur mom a house u rapist piece of s.hit

517 days ago
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vegas-mom-    

OMG!! Why does she have to move here!!! Lol

517 days ago
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Danielle123    

Kobe's such a douche. You put your mother in law in a 3 million dollar house but can't do the same for your own mother? I'm sorry, I know the mother is trying for nothing but $$$$$$ and he is not obligated to do anything for her but she has a point in that aspect. I'll be damned if I set anybody up in a luxurious house before I do the same for my own mother. This fool is so color struck.

517 days ago
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bernergirl    

He has 200 million net worth, it's cheaper to buy your mom a house.

517 days ago
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static    

Set your mom up you stingy bastard.

517 days ago
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"Carlton"    

Kobe, regardless of what you're parents do or say u buy them the biggest damn "Mansion" on the block! If it wasn't for your mom and dad you wouldn't even be here on earth or even made it too The NBA.......... At the end of the day regardless of the situation, that's it's you're damn parents you idiotic moron! -.-

517 days ago
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Mon    

You stingy bastard!!!! Look after your parents you *******!!!!! They have done so much for you!!! Can't believe how that whore has brain washed him!!! F@ck you Kobe!

517 days ago
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Sunset Strip Dealer    

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517 days ago
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Sincerity    

It's somewhat inconsiderate for his mother to auction off things that represent Kobe Bryant's personal achievements. Although he's worth quite a bit of money, he has an injury that may possibly end his NBA career. His parents should be looking at the "BIG PICTURE" and accept whatever their son has to offer and be "THANKFUL" he's willing to do "ANYTHING FOR THEM"!!! After all, he "DIDN'T BEG" to come here. It was "THEIR CHOICE" to have him!!!

517 days ago
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SKiNET HD    

Money is the root of all evil, at the same time, is the fruit we all need to survive.

517 days ago
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I See Deaf People    

I'm with Kobe on this one. They sound like the greedy ones here. So he won't buy them a house for over a million? Big deal. Everyone is acting like he hasn't done a lot for them. You people have a weird sense of entitlement.

517 days ago
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