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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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61.

Von    

Money, the root of so much evil. This is a family issue they should resolve it.

424 days ago
62.

Jorge    

His parents are idiots for not supporting him and Vanessa when they first were in love and wanted to marry. They didn't even attend the wedding. (bad move, cause that Vanessa is a smart one) They'd probably be sitting pretty right now instead of fighting in court..

424 days ago
63.

Rex    

You know what? Even if Kobe is the one that's lying, if I was his parent, I would just move on. What a bunch of greedy sobs.

424 days ago
64.

WILLIE B    

No one is mentioning that they are low down s*** for even trying to sell it period.. who sells their kids memorabilia for a profit? I can see if they said Hey Kobe an auction house wants to auction your stuff off we will give you the money or split it with you, but NO they tried to sell this guys hard earned items worth almost 2 million dollars, and they are stupid to sell it now anyway wait until his career is over and he goes in the hall of fame then everything you have is worth more.This leads me to believe the gambling problem rumor thats been floating around about his parents. Cant trust family these days.

424 days ago
65.

noel    

It's trifling to sell your kid's stuff, but why does he care so much? It's sad that he defines himself by such materialistic things. People who hold onto their past aren't very happy people.

424 days ago
66.

Hell If I Know    

Hellz yeah Kobe's a liar..and a RAPIST. How the hell his wife and stand to be around him is beyond me. Well, I guess when you are a bean from Garden Grove whose family is going bankrupt and some black NBA'er comes along, you move in with him while you are still in high school, he pays off your parents house, pays their bills, put's your mami up in a million dollar plus house, gives you cash and credit cards...all is forgotten about. Kobe: just buy your momma that dayam house! Your parents stuck by you when you raped that white hotel girl. Your parents will still be your parents long after your glory NBA days are over and Vanessa and her mother have hit the road to go gold dig elsewhere. Your paents will NEVER accept Vanessa and let's face it Kobe, there is very little about that woman to like. Just ask your ex-housekeeper, that reporter at the Staples Center she cussed out, that Jimmy Choo manager she told off, and all the poor sales clerks in Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza who have to put up with her shiat just to make a commission.

424 days ago
67.

Bec215    

It's disgusting what happens when people get greedy. Dina Lohan is infamous for throwing a tantrum in a Baskin Robbins for abusing Lindsay's VIP card that entitled her - not the mother - to free ice cream. Leighton Meester's mother took money Leighton sent her brother for brain cancer medical bills to go tanning - and then sued Leighton for more money. Money can't buy class - everyone wants credit, but few earn it. I'm no Kobe fan, but it sadly would not surprise me that his family would want to sell his stuff out from under him.

424 days ago
68.

exlax    

watch out ..he can rape you too and buy his way out again!

424 days ago
69.

DuckfaceJones    

I still can't believe that's Kobe's mom. Does she have a vagina? Real question.

424 days ago
70.

TheBestHeEverHad    

Well, when we grow up & move out our parents give us the opportunity to take our things, they throw them away, or have a yard sale. How is this different? Oh, because you all like Kobe all of a sudden. If he wanted his s h i t he should've taken it to one of the many homes he own.

424 days ago
71.

MRV    

WELL I SAY LET MOM AND DAD HAVE THE CRAP AFTER ALL THEY PAID FOR ALL OF IT .DOING HIS HIGH SCHOOL AND CAMP YRS

424 days ago
72.

72183    

For some weird reason I do believe the parents on this one. Why have your pArents hold on to things that you'll eventually want one day for that damn long while you have the money to rent whatever size storage to keep them in. How many houses does he have that he could have kept them in. Kobe no matter what those are your parents and at one point you all had a great relationship. If they didn't love you they wouldn't have sacrificed their time to put money and time into what has made you today. Someone times you just have to take the high road and let things play out the way they do. My main question is if those things really meant so much to him wouldn't he have asked for them a long time ago!

424 days ago
73.

Lena5420    

I've heard that he's already given so much to his parents and they just keep taking and taking. After awhile you just have to say enough is enough. I get it my parents are the same (not to the magnitude as this I don't have that kind of money) but I get it. We don't know what it was like for him growing up, not everyone had a great childhood

424 days ago
74.

MYSTERYDATE    

I guess that there was no Mother's Day celebration this year.

424 days ago
75.

exlax    

kobe paid all his other mothers of his children off

424 days ago
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