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Kobe Bryant's Parents

Our Son's

A Liar!!!

5/13/2013 12:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kobe Bryant
's parents have turned their backs on their son -- claiming Kobe was LYING when he accused his mother of stealing more than a million dollars worth of his basketball memorabilia ... and putting it up for auction, TMZ has learned.

Kobe's mom and dad -- Pamela and Joe -- both filed sworn declarations in the legal dispute between Kobe and Goldin Auctions, the auction house planning to sell off the valuable stuff ... insisting Kobe willingly gave his mother the items in question ... and it's her right to sell them.

According to Kobe's dad, Kobe gave his mother the memorabilia over the years, telling her, "Here mom, these are for you." Kobe's mom insists she never took anything from him without permission.

Even Kobe's grandma has filed a declaration in support of Pamela.

Kobe's sister Sharia Washington, on the other hand, filed a declaration claiming their mother has been conspiring to sell Kobe's stuff for years ... telling her the family could profit greatly from Kobe's stardom.

As we reported, Kobe has countersued, claiming his mother stole the memorabilia from his house.

He wants to stop Goldin from selling the items and to have them returned to him. A judge has blocked the auction, but only for now.

So we gotta ask ...

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16.

mznicc    

For everything that Kobe has done good, he equally has done bad. He's the liar if anyone. He gave those items to his parents and he basically is acting like this because his bitch of a wife is throwing a fit over his parents wanting to cash in. She's a whore, he's a prick and an ******* for not just buying his mom the house of her dreams! Especially considering that he has gifted his ugly wife's mom houses, cars and cash. He's a douche bag of a son and he's considerably **** whipped. How can you be that addicted beans?

444 days ago
17.

YouDontSay    

Once a gift you can do what you want Sure it hurt his feelings but a legal recourse, not sure. Actually, I don't care lol.

444 days ago
18.

Senkle    

Because Kobe is known for being such an upstanding honest fellow of high morals...

444 days ago
19.

NelleBelle    

Another case of parents trying to ride the coattails of their famous child....stop trying to mooch off ur child and get a job people....the rest of us have to work for our money....

444 days ago
20.

GinaD.     

Any parent who would try to sell their child's memorabilia knowing that they aren't ok with it are terrible. From what I know Kobe has been generous to his parents so this is just pathetic on their part.

444 days ago
21.

Brian    

Kobe sure doesn't have good parents. If he offered to buy his mom a house and she wouldn't take it then she's just greedy. The stuff she wants to sell belongs to Kobe. If he gave it to her it wasn't for her to sell.

444 days ago
22.

newsjunkie69    

Thats awful! Even if she was given it why would she sell it? Wouldn't you want it as a keepsake of your son's success? His family makes me sick.

444 days ago
23.

whateveryou    

K B needs to remember you can only judge people by their history, their actions. The only 1 of the 3 that's known for lying is ....

444 days ago
24.

nof    

@ Mamba


Don't let it get any uglier, Mamba.


You're the key piece and figure here.


A therapist'll listen to both sides -


Allow you and Vanessa to get your own angst out.


Then the parents.


She'll (women are much better) then draw up a battle plan to keep this out of the media.


I went to war once - and it didn't serve anyone's best interests - just a ton of stupid.


Embarrassing to the 17th.

444 days ago
25.

barcham    

Even if he did give the items to his mother, I'm sure it was not with the intention of them ever being sold off. To see a mother behave in such a way is very sad and shows that money means more to her than the memories of her son's achievements. These items should be returned to Kobe and maybe his mother can find a job on one of those celebrity housewives shows.

444 days ago
26.

Elsa    

Karma

444 days ago
27.

Phil    

Kobe is a living LEGEND! His parents were not interested in him until he became successful. How disgusting that they would steal his memorabilia. He earned all those awards and rings HIMSELF. His parents are despicable. Also, to the person who called Kobe a rapist. The girl in question stunk up a back stairwell to his room and didn't complain about having sex with Kobe in the trial. It was the ANAL sex she wasn't into. And then this whore just wanted money. Tons of these sluts on the road. She just wanted a fast paycheck. GIVE KOBE BACK HIS STUFF MOM AND DAD!! Kobe is your SON and he will never talk to you again. What is more valuable to YOU? Your SON or his STUFF???

444 days ago
28.

Minnetonka40    

GEEZ KOBE!!! Let it go! Enough! Let your parent's be right! Is it worth it to you??? Things get misconstrued and older people worry about money especially. Just let it go and make up with your folks!!! Pick your battles, this should not be one of them!

444 days ago
29.

BabyBubba    

His parents stole the items from his house? How? Kobe probably never allowed his parents in the house. What a mother's day gift.

444 days ago
30.

Joi    

If they win this one, I guess they can forget about getting any other cash from Kobe.

444 days ago
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