You know things are really ratchet in the Bryant family when Kobe, of all people took to Twitter to air out his parents. But at the same time his tweet was somewhat ironic being that if he gets on Vanessa’s bad side again and she files for divorce she will take, Take and TAKE her half.
At the center of all of this is a case of he said, she said: Is Kobe the owner of his memorabilia ? Did he really give it to his mom outright ? Are Kobe’s parents really just being greedy with entitlement issues ?
Or is it a case of blatant favoritism (due to the lingering tension from him marrying Vanessa) where it appears that Kobe’s mother in law moved out of one multi million mansion into another while Kobe offered to give his parents less than half a million to buy their own home.
Pamela Bryant struck a deal in January with Goldin Auctions in Berlin, N.J.
She got $450,000 up front, which she intended to use for a new home in Nevada.
A source told ESPN that Kobe Bryant offered to pay his mother up $250,000 toward a home she wanted.
She refused, saying she wanted $450,000. When Kobe Bryant turned her down, the source said that unbeknownst to Kobe Bryant she struck a deal to get the $450,000 advanced through the auction company.
From this fuckery you can definitely see why the majority of players wind up broke within 5 yrs of retiring and Kobe’s career is in it’s final stages to….but before this situation with his mom blew up in the press Kobe and Vanessa attended the 16th Annual ‘An Unforgettable Evening’ benefiting EIF’s Women’s Research Fun on May 2nd in Beverly Hills.