Kobe Bryant's mom rakes in $450,000 hocking his memorabilia

Kobe Bryant's mom rakes in $450,000 hocking his memorabilia

Postby Basketball Fan on Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:11 am

KOBE BRYANT
Mom Makes a KILLING
Hocking Kobe Memorabilia

No wonder she fought so hard ... Kobe Bryant's mother raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars selling her superstar son's stuff.

As TMZ reported ...Kobe and his mom Pamela Bryant fought an epic battle -- when she tried to auction off a bunch of his sports memorabilia -- Kobe even sued her to block the sale. The two struck a deal -- the NBA star allowed her to sell around 10% of the treasure trove.

Well the auction ended Friday night ... and Kobe's old junk fetched a pretty penny -- 6 figures in all.

-- 2000 NBA L.A. Lakers Championship ring: $165,889.80
-- 2000 All Star ring: $52,854
-- Kobe's used H.S. Uniform: $48,048.15
-- Kobe's used Lakers jersey: $7,938.45 (less than the H.S. jersey, shockingly)
-- Kobe American Flag Adidas Sneakers: $7,216.25

A lot more was sold. All in all the items raked in $450,000.

Sort of makes up for that whole "Kobe never bought me a house in Vegas thing" huh?



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/07/20/kobe-brya ... z2ZbcrpBT1
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Postby OX1947 on Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:41 am

after taxes, about 300K. All this crap with your only son for 300k? (bleep) pathetic.
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Postby Finwë on Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:02 am

^ also she sold the championship ring? c'mon...
"The first time I ever saw my uniform hanging in the locker I put it on right away, and it just felt like I was putting on golden armour. From that day forward, I just called it 'the golden armour', it just felt like there was something mystical and magical about it" - Kobe Bryant.
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Postby Basketball Fan on Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:30 am

Its a replica not the one he actually has.
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Postby Rooscooter on Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:06 pm

Wow.... pathetic is all that comes to mine..... just pathetic.
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Postby Finwë on Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:12 pm

Basketball Fan wrote:Its a replica not the one he actually has.

wow and it went for almost 170k? People are nuts..
"The first time I ever saw my uniform hanging in the locker I put it on right away, and it just felt like I was putting on golden armour. From that day forward, I just called it 'the golden armour', it just felt like there was something mystical and magical about it" - Kobe Bryant.
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Postby dj vitus on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:29 pm

Finwë wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:Its a replica not the one he actually has.

wow and it went for almost 170k? People are nuts..

No wonder the Buss family is so rich. Just keep making replicas of all past championship rings. :man9:
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Postby Balance&Options24 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:45 pm

They also sold a basketball that John Wooden signed and gave to Kobe.
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Postby OX1947 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:47 pm

Balance&Options24 wrote:They also sold a basketball that John Wooden signed and gave to Kobe.


Wow, I dont even know what to say.
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Postby XXIV on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:49 pm

Balance&Options24 wrote:They also sold a basketball that John Wooden signed and gave to Kobe.


:disagree:
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Postby LOSLAKERS on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:09 pm

wow the freaking championship ring?? cant believe this
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Postby Weezy on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:29 pm

Balance&Options24 wrote:They also sold a basketball that John Wooden signed and gave to Kobe.


Seriously? Wow, I would not allow that to be sold if I owned it, I can't imagine his parents are that hard up for money, and if they are they could always, I dunno, get a job.
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Postby Basketball Fan on Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:55 pm

I would've kept the Wooden basketball but that's just me.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball- ... 38035.html

That small slate of goodies became available to collectors on June 17 and wrapped up early Saturday morning, and while it didn't deliver the $1.5 million in revenues that Goldin projected the full 100-plus-item lot would have, it still cleaned up all right, according to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell:
A duplicate of his 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring, gifted to his father Joe, sold for $174,184. A version in a smaller size, made for his mother Pam, went for $108,153.
Other items that commanded top dollar in the sale, conducted by New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions, included Bryant's 2000 NBA All-Star ring ($55,597), and two of his game-used high school uniforms ($50,150 and $41,694).
Now, I'm no mathematician, but it seems to me ... [plus four, carry the one] ... that those five items raised just a tick under $430,000. And that actually might undersell it a bit — tallying up the final prices listed on Goldin's auction page puts the haul at $436,201.26.
There were several other Kobe-related pieces up for bidding, too:
• A medallion and ribbon from the 1996 Magic Johnson Roundball Classic, a high school all-star game in which Bryant participated);
• A pair of autographs, one on a program from the 1996 Pennsylvania Boys 4A state championship (won by Bryant and Lower Merion) and one on a photo from Kobe's first Lakers press conference after the 1996 NBA draft;
• A blue UCLA basketball signed to Kobe by legendary coach John Wooden;
• A pair of game-used Kobe road jerseys, one from the 2001-02 season (with a commemorative 9/11 patch) and one from the 2007-08 season (his first after switching his jersey number from No. 8 to No. 24);
• A pack of tickets from the Dec. 5, 2012, game against the New Orleans Hornets in which Kobe scored his 30,000th career point;
• Five prototypes of different signature shoes produced while Kobe had an endorsement deal with Adidas;
• Several collections of Kobe basketball cards and signed art.

Add it all up, and the take comes to $478,072.01. Not bad for some stuff that was just laying around, right?
For some of the items, including the 2000 NBA All-Star ring, 50 percent of the winning bid was reportedly set to go to charity. Which charity, exactly, we're not sure, but Bryant has in the past auctioned off the clear plastic protective mask he wore during the 2011-12 season and a game of H-O-R-S-E to benefit initiatives combating homelessness. Here's hoping those proceeds go toward something equally noble and beneficial, putting a positive bow on top of a deeply weird family squabble.
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Postby Amoray on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:38 pm

If I were Kobe now I would have matched the amount the parents raised to make it one million. Just give them $550K for publicity for him.
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Postby OX1947 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:58 pm

Amoray wrote:If I were Kobe now I would have matched the amount the parents raised to make it one million. Just give them $550K for publicity for him.


If I were Kobe, I would let my parents drown in their greed and make sure that garbage doesn't infect my kids.
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