Kobe Bryant and his mom aren't seeing eye to eye on a proposed sale of some of his memorabilia. As a result they have wound up in court.
According to TMZ, Pamela Bryant was paid a $450,000 advance by Goldin Auctions of New Jersey for the right to sell a hundreds of Kobe's possessions, which include game and practice jerseys from his days at Lower Merion High School, trophies, a 2000 signed All-Star game ball, his varsity high school letters, a Lakers jacket and shorts plus more.
Goldin has filed a lawsuit, naming Kobe as the defendant. They are asking a judge to declare Pamela the owner of the items so they proceed with the sale.
**UPDATE** May 7th
The feud between Kobe Bryant and his mother has taken another ugly turn. The basketball star has filed a countersuit against Goldin Auctions.
Bryant claims in the suit that Pamela Bryant stole some of the memorabilia she plans on selling from his home and refuses to return the rest that he left at her home when he moved out, according to TMZ
At the center of the battle is money. Kobe feels like he's been more than generous to his parents over the years. He offered to buy his parents a nice home in Las Vegas recently for considerably less than a million dollars. They turned down the offer because they wanted a bigger crib.
Pam is angry because her son bought his wife's mother a $3.2 million dollar pad in Newport Beach, California. After that house sold, he bought her another multi-million dollar crib. Pam feels like Kobe tried to shortchange his own flesh and blood, according to TMZ.
Kobe drew a line in the sand and said enough is enough.
It's pretty sad to see this situation play out in front of the media.