Kobe Bryant's Parents Accuse Him of Lying About Stolen Memorabilia

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's Parents Accuse Him of Lying About Stolen Memorabilia

The NBA baller said his mother auctioned off $1.2 million worth of his gear.

Published May 14, 2013

Kobe Bryant barely survived one family crisis before another reared its ugly head.

The NBA baller is at serious odds with his parents after accusing his mother, Pamela Bryant, of stealing $1.2 million worth of memorabilia to sell at auction. Now the athlete's mother and father, Joe Bryant, are saying their son is lying.

TMZ reports that the Bryants were required to give sworn declarations in a lawsuit between the Los Angeles Lakers star and Goldin Auctions, the company his mother allegedly tasked with selling his stuff. In the testimony, the couple claim that all items put up for auction were gifts given from Kobe to his mom, and that there was no theft involved. 

The rest of the family is starting to take sides in the suit. Kobe's grandmother filed a declaration in support of his mother, while his sister, Sharia Washington, says their mother has been conspiring to sell her superstar brother's property for years to make a profit. 

A judge has temporarily blocked the auction to give the family a chance to resolve the tension, or fight it out in court. 

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(Photos from Left to Right: AP Photo/Goldin Auctions, Harry How/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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