Mama No! Kobe Bryant and Mom Head To Court After She Tried To Sell His Basketball Memorabilia
Sports memorabilia company Goldin Auctions will be dragging Kobe Bryant and his mother Pamela Bryant to court. According TMZ, the company made a deal with Pamela for some of Kobe’s throwback basketball memorabilia including his signed 2000 All Star game ball, high school practice jerseys, high school varsity letters, a Lakers jacket and shorts, trophies, his 1998 All Star ring and few other items.
One would think that the mother of a famous basketball star would actually want to hold on to these sorts of items due to their sentimental value, but according to the online tabloid, Pam has plans to use the cash acquired from the sale to purchase a new house. Court documents reveal that the auction company has already paid Pam a $450,000 advance, but there’s just one problem: Kobe says the items were never his mom’s to sell in the first place. He has since come forward to claim ownership of the items, attempting to block the auction.
Goldin Auctions, however, is claiming that Pamela told them Kobe gave her the items five years ago. Now they’re taking Kobe to court. We hear they’re hoping to get a judge to declare Pamela the owner of the items so that they can proceed with the sale.
Do you think Kobe’s mom had the right to put the items up for sale?