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Kobe Bryant, mother locked in court battle over memorabilia sale

May 3, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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Earlier this week we told you about plans by an auction house to sell off a bunch of Kobe Bryant’s memorabilia from high school — a Lower Merion game-worn jersey and more. Stuff the auction house got from Kobe’s mother.

But Kobe Bryant has gone to court to block this.

And you thought you’re relationship with your mother was strained.

The Associated Press has the details.

Bryant contends that his mother, Pamela Bryant, doesn’t have the right to sell the collectibles, including his Lower Merion High School letters, a 2000 NBA championship ring and hundreds of other items.

Berlin, N.J.-based Goldin Auctions says Bryant told his mother years ago that he didn’t want the items.

People, this is why you don’t leave things you want at your mother’s house. It’s just that in Kobe Bryant’s case he has to hire lawyers and pay them big bucks to keep his mom out of his stuff.

There has been long running friction between Bryant and his parents, stemming all the way back to when he married Vanessa.

By the way, Kobe’s mom isn’t auctioning this stuff off for charity, the court papers said she got a $450,000 advance from the auction house and was going to use that to put a down payment on a home.

  1. mmarzouk1 - May 4, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Bryant should never let his mother need anything including a 450k house payment!!!! He bought his wife a 5M ring but denies his mother a house!!!!! Bryant has no relationship with his father and now is suing his mother, it is safe to say that this guy is ungrateful and selfish…..

  2. randyranger - May 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Might be a good idea if Kobe took care of his mom instead of fighting with her (probably could even afford to buy her a home with a few weeks salary, no?)

  3. titansbro - May 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I hate Kobe Bryant, a lot. But his mom is way wrong on this one. She is his mother, & she’s gonna act all vindictive like this & take it this far? I’m sure he’d be more than willing to take great care of his mother if she didn’t act like a c-word about his wife. I’m sure he has given her plenty over the years anyway. My parents still have some of my HS stuff too but they wouldn’t dream of selling it regardless of our relationship or their financial well being. This is just crazy. Parents should be better than this.

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