May 3, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT
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.
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.
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