Kobe’s Bryant’s Mom Loses Memorabilia Battle
Kobe Bryant's "Mommy" issues have been resolved – temporarily.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Kobe won the battle, but will he win the war?
Last month, Kobe began waging a legal war against his mother. Pam Bryant was allegedly trying to sell items relating to Kobe's basketball career and had enlisted the help of an auction house to do her "bidding". The items in question are valued at roughly $1 million dollars.
From the LA Times:
Items up for bid included two championship rings Bryant gave his parents after the Lakers won the 2000 title, a signed basketball from that team, his 1996 Pennsylvania high school championship ring and sweat suits he wore at Lower Merion High. There were also high school jerseys with the numbers 24 and 33, numerous trophies and an award from the 1999 Teen Choice Awards in the shape of a surfboard.
The Teen Choice Awards item was specifically mentioned by Bryant in Wednesday's filing.
"It was last seen by me in my personal residence," he wrote. "I do not know how my mother or Goldin obtained possession of this award but it was without my permission."
Even if Kobe wins this, does he really win anything? Kobe's parents were famously opposed to his marriage to wife Vanessa, and it took several years of exile before Kobe resumed conversations with his dad, former NBA player Joe "Jellybean" Bryant.
Even if he wins, the bottom line is he's still fighting his mother in a court of law. It doesn't do any good for either of them, and hopefully both of them realize that before the court intervenes any further.