Kobe Bryant Sues Mom To Stop Her From Auctioning Off His High School Swag
Kobe Bryant is locked in a legal battle with his dear ol' mom who plans to auction off memorabilia from her famous spawn. Awkward!
Pamela Bryant says she has the right to put up hundreds of items that once belonged to her son. Those items include varsity letters from his days playing on a high school team in New Jersey, a 2000 NBA championship ring and lots of jerseys he's worn through the year, according to USA Today. She's already gotten a $450,000 advance that she plans to use to buy a house in Nevada.
The auction for the items is set for June, but Kobe Bryant's lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to the auction house Goldin Auctions, demanding that the auction be canceled and all the items returned to Kobe.
"Mr. Bryant's personal property has ended up in the possession of someone who does not lawfully own it," Mark Campbell of Loeb & Loeb in Los Angeles told USA Today.
But Pamela Bryant says the memorabilia belongs to her. The attorney for Goldin's requested a court order allowing the sale to continue. In the filing, mom claims that her son gave her everything, saying "Here Mom, these are for you." She adds that she was been keeping all those items in storage in West Berlin for the past five years at a cost of $1,500 per month.
The filing states that all those items from Bryant's past could bring in $1.5 million at auction.