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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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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Looks who talking.

494 days ago
2.

DopeLikeCoke    

...And a rapist.

494 days ago
3.

SSinOC    

Selling your kids memorabilia off is sleazy regardless if he said it was OK.

494 days ago
4.

shelley    

I do not like Kobe at all! At all! But no way would he give up such a huge portion of collectibles from his career. Shame on his parents for trying to take them from him. Even if my son had given me some items, if he wanted them back, I would give them to him. They're his items. Horrible parents.

494 days ago
5.

SureThing    

Kobe is a MEGA ingrate and disgusting! Hope he doesn't rape anyone else because he'll have to come crawling back to his mom/dad and the Black community again....just like OJ did.

494 days ago
6.

jolene    

greedy folks. poor Kobe

494 days ago
7.

I'm A Lawyer    

OK, let's say Kobe is lying. Why are the parents still pursuing to get a hold of his stuff and sell it? Tacky.

494 days ago
8.

SheisHot    

Kobe probably did give this stuff to his mom, but not with the idea she would turn around and sell it. These are your sons prized possessions and placing them on the auction block is simply cold and cruel.

494 days ago
9.

Jballs     

Even if he gave her the stuff it wasnt to sell and make money. What a mom!

494 days ago
10.

msteve    

At the end of the day that's your son and those are your parents. Hopefully they can fix whatever issues they have. Don't let money rip apart a family because it isn't worth it.

494 days ago
11.

The Dude    

Sad they have to resort to selling his belongings to buy a home. Not sure who's telling the truth but really how much money do you need?

494 days ago
12.

bNg489    

SHAME on his mom for even wanting to sell her sons precious memorabilia for profit. I would never do that with my childs stuff. If you want money get off you A@% and get a JOB!!! I am a million precent sure that Kobe would not give that stuff to his mother if she was going to sell it

494 days ago
13.

lynn    

What disgusting parents would SELL their son's stuff???? And, when your son says, please don't sell it...you insist it belongs to you, so you proceed anyway?? Can you imagine doing that to your kid?

494 days ago
14.

nof    

Kobe's got a big career after the NBA.


So he needs to take the reins, pour cold water on this.


Only the media wins a dispute like this.


Disputes turn into wars - so stop it here, Mamba.

494 days ago
15.

nof    

3 syllables, therapy.


Take the lead on this one, Mamba.


Goes much further = irretrievable.

494 days ago
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