Kobe Bryant takes mom to court over auction
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
Earlier this week, it was announced that a treasure trove of early Kobe Bryant memorabilia was headed to the auction block, consigned to Goldin Auctions by Bryant’s mother, Pamela.
On Thursday, Kobe Bryant filed a cease-and-desist order saying the items are his and that he doesn’t want them sold, according to a story by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The case will head to court for a hearing on May 20.
Pamela Bryant received a $450,000 advance on the sale of 42 items that were to be auctioned in June. Among them are Kobe Bryant’s first high school jerseys, various awards and Lakers championship rings that were given to his parents.
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