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Kobe Bryant

SETTLES With Mom

In Memorabilia Suit

6/10/2013 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kobe Bryant has ended his legal war with his mother ... settling the lawsuit over his basketball memorabilia.

As TMZ reported  ... Kobe went after his mother for trying to auction off jerseys, rings, trophies and scores of other items.  Pamela Bryant claimed her son gave her the stuff, but Kobe claimed she was full of it and she was just pissed because he wouldn't buy her an expensive house in Vegas.

Now Pamela and Kobe's dad agreed to issue a letter of apology to the Lakers' star, according to ESPN.  In return Kobe agreed to let Pamela sell off just under 10% of the items.

So the legal issue is now resolved.  As for family relations, we're guessing that's a whole other Oprah.

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Bryant's parents released a statement that reads, "We regret our actions and statements related to the Kobe Bryant auction memorabilia. We apologize for any misunderstanding and unintended pain we have caused our son and appreciate the financial support he has provided over the years. We also apologize to Goldin Auctions for their inadvertent involvement in this matter and thank them for their assistance."

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