Now that all the legal messiness is behind them, it’s time to buy Kobe Bryant’s stuff!
And it’s a pretty impressive spread!
Goldin Auctions has 13 things up for sale, from a couple of Kobe’s championship rings to random paraphernalia, such as 50 tickets from the game when he scored his 30,000th point.
The rings and jerseys are going for around $10,000, while everything else is considerably less.
The proceeds from four of these things, will go to helping campaign for the documentary Bully.
Check out all the Kobe-tastic items up for auction (below)!!!
[Image via Goldin Auctions.]
Kobe Bryant has been in a bitter legal battle with his mom Pamela Bryant for trying to sell his personal memorabilia, but it’s all over now!
The conclusion they came to was actually pretty inneresting. Kobe’s parents have to write him an “I’m Sorry” letter, and then they can sell six things that will likely fetch around $500,000.
The remorseful parents also released a public statement, which reads:
Break out the vino people, because Kobe Bryant is here to stay!
After tearing his achilles tendon in a nasty season-ending injury against the Golden State Warriors, people began to wonder whether or not the 34 year-old baller still had any gas left in the tank.
Well the Los Angeles Laker legend heard the retirement rumors and took to Twitter to weigh in on the issue:
Things have NOT gotten better since we last heard that Kobe Bryant launched a lawsuit at the auction house his mom is using to sell millions of dollars worth of his basketball memorabilia!
Now, his parents are having none of that shizz and are saying Kobe was LYING when he accused his mother of the dastardly deed of stealing the memorabilia for her own personal gain!
Kobe Bryant has been feuding with his mama, Pamela Bryant ever since she jacked over a million dollars worth of memorabilia and sold it to an auction house.
Once Pamela sold the hooper's precious items, she received a $450,000 advance, which in turn, sparked Kobe to go to the auction house to tell them that the collectibles were actually his and that they have no right to sell anything.
Kobe Bryant was one of the first people to tweet out support and respect for Jason Collins' decision to reveal himself as a gay NBA player!
Continuing that support, Kobe has expanded his words and admiration for such courage, and has spoken at An Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund, saying that he believes Jason has paved the way for other gay athletes to be open about their sexuality!
Here's what he said:
We were THRILLED when Jason Collins became the first openly gay and active athlete on a major American sports team — it was such a powerful moment for both Jason and the LGBT community, and the outpouring of support has been astounding!
For instance, BILL CLINTON took the time to say something about Jason:
“I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea’s classmate and friend at Stanford. Jason’s announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community. It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities. For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason’s colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned.”
Uh, that's right — a former President is giving you props for being yourself! Amazeballz!
Here are some other people giving Jason verbal high-fives for being a brave pioneer for himself and the LGBT community in professional sports: