Kobe Cuts Parents Off Financially, But Bankrolls Vanessa’s Family!

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    Kobe Bryant has had a strained relationship with his parents, and it all started when he went behind their backs and married his wife, Vanessa, without a prenup.

    If you didn’t notice, his parents were nowhere in sight for his final game against the Utah Jazz in which he scored 60 points – closing out his career as one of the best players of the NBA.

    In an interview with ESPN, Kobe admits he hasn’t even spoken to his parents in three years!

    Their last conversation went down in 2013 after his parents refused to accept a home from him that they thought was anything but luxurious. Later, they tried to auction off some of his high school memorabilia without his consent to make money off of him.

    “Our relationship is s***. I say [to them], ‘I’m going to buy you a very nice home, and the response is ‘That’s not good enough’? Then you’re selling my shit?” ~ Kobe Bryant

    After some back and forth, his parents were allowed to sell 6 items at auction, totaling $500,000. They later released a short statement thanking Kobe for his financial support throughout the years.

    “We regret our actions and statements related to the Kobe Bryant auction memorabilia. We apologize for any misunderstanding and unintended pain we may have caused our son and appreciate the financial support that he has provided to us over the years,” ~ Joe & Pam Bryant

    But Kobe doesn’t plan on helping his parents out financially ever again even though he’s worth an estimated $366 million. Even his sisters have been cut off from the money train, but Kobe doesn’t think they will have any issues gaining financial success of their own.

    “[My sisters are] very smart, college-educated [women]. I’m really proud of them. They were able to get their own jobs, get their own lives, take care of themselves. Now they have a better sense of self, of who they are as people, instead of being resentful because they were relying on me,” ~ Kobe Bryant

    Kobe said cutting of his family was “tough” for him to do, but it was something he felt forced into. Meanwhile, he continues to bankroll Vanessa’s family!

    Back to that incident in 2013… Kobe tried giving his parents a home in Vegas that was worth less than a million dollars. His mom refused to accept the home, because Kobe had just spent $3.2 million on a mansion in Newport Beach, CA for Vanessa’s mom, Sofia Lane! Sofia ended up selling that home, and Kobe bought her another multi-million dollar mansion nearby!

    Did Kobe’s parents have the right to be upset? Do you think Kobe is wrong for cutting off his family?

     

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    1. His folks can't auction off some memorabilia but he gave Vanessa HALF his assets happily in the divorce. Can't say I'm surprised.

    2. Nope. He owes them NOTHING. They have the same 24 hours in a day he does. If they were about their own bread, they would've started their own hustle by themselves.

              • So what about the money and sacrifice they put in him to get him we’re he was at in life,you can never pay your parents back that been there for you when you couldn’t do for yourself and I’m a big kob fan,but definitely not cool

        • HE HAD 2, AS HE WAS FUK N VANESSA WHEN SHE WAS 16 YRS OLD, AND GOT HER PREGNANT.

          DA FAMILY WAS GONNA OUT HIM AS A CHILD MOLESTER, THUS DA MARRIAGE WIT NO PRE-NUP WHEN SHE WAS 18.

          DEY BIN BLACKMAILING HIM EVER SINCE.

          • Wow! Age 16 tho! But as for his parents i would have felt the same way! All the money all they did to bring him to that point! He ain’t get there by himself! Family first!

          • How in the fuck can you say he a molester when he met Vanessa he was 17 that’s simply two kids fucking each other one just got more money than anyone you ever met personally in your life

            • Well she was only 13 when he was fucking her do the math vanessa 37 kobe 41 so he was a lil to old to be doing a 13 year old so I hope he wasnt but who knows

      • @Kiki he also owes the Mexican in-laws NOTHING yet gives them EVERYTHING while dissing his blood are you, too, an unloyal asshole??

      • Have you been smoking? He owes them nothing? He owes them his LIFE! These aren't strangers. They're his PARENTS.

        How would you feel if your son that you love, nurtured, raised AND taught the game of basketball from which he makes his living, treated IN-LAWS better than you?

        • I wouldn't care tbh. You don't know his relationship with his family. Maybe his in laws aren't as self-entitled and don't ask him shit, which in turn makes him WANT to help them? I have personally experienced what its like to have family f*ck with you when you're financially doing for them, and then the minute you start doing you, they forgot you ever said Yes.
          To the other commenters i'm black not Mexican (not that my race is a factor here anyway ?) And when you stop letting your FAMILY manipulate you for their own gain, you'll understand my attitude.

          • One thing we DO KNOW is that them Mexicans haven't turned down one gift yet, whether they feel entitled to it or not!

            • So my RACIST friend if Mr. Bryant would have picked you out of a crowd and said to you I feel like paying some of my success forward so here’s a check for 3 million you would have told him no thanks I’m not entitled to it you know damn well you would have taken it so with that being said you aren’t any better than the race your talking about, one other question did you get beat up by a Mexican as a child or are they still beating you up?
              God bless you and may you have the day that you deserve.

              • Manuel Marquez, the Neo Nazi and their Aryan brothers are the ones who hate both black and Mexicans, not just the ones they call illegals. Sad when divide and conquer is a reality. We know for a fact the Neo Klan and Neo Nazis voted for Trump to build the wall and harass both blacks and whites. U folks are mad at each other and not the real racist? Kobe is gone and after the families of the other victims in that Helicopter sue Vanessa will have lost her husband, child and millions she deserves our prayers and condolences and so do Kobe’s parents who lost their son. Why not just this back and forth black vs Mexican strife go on both sides folks!
                No other race came to America as Slaves then experienced Jim Crow legalized discrimination and still are kept at the bottom in covert housing and job discrimination as much as the blacks. But blacks should know Mexico was Anti Slavery and treated blacks like brothers before the Civil War, yet here u all are fighting on here. Damn!

          • But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’
            7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
            8 and the two will become one flesh.’So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
            9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
            Mark 10:6-9 NIV

            He owes them shit!!!

            • “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." Exodus 20:12 ESV

              “Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death." Exodus 21:17 ESV

              His PARENTS gave him life and he owes them respect. He should also do what any loving son would do and that is to take care of them as he has the means to do so.

              No one is saying to disrespect his wife.

              And if providing something for his parents would cause her to separate from him he doesn't have much of a wife to begin with.

              • YES YOU SUPPOSE TO HONOR, BUT NOT NGET RUN OVER, THEY TRIED RUN OVER THIER SON, PLUS UNGRATEFUL , HIS NAME ON EARTH SHALL STILL BE LONG AND PROSPEROUS, HE HAS A BEAUTIFUL WIFE, THIS IS WHAT WRONG WITH BLACK PEOPLE , THEY THINK SOMEONE OWES THEM THE WORLD……nobody owes you s—- , yes honor and respect,BUT DONT TAKE MY MEEKNESS FOR MY WEEKNESS…….DONT TRY TO USE AND ABUSE ME//////….AMEN SOMEBODY , HELLO
                SOMEBODY

                • Hope all those articles about how Kobe’s mother in law and Vanessa were not a very nice to their help or people they thought were beneath them. Is it also true Vanessa was raised by her mother but by her Grandfather because Vanessa’s mom was not around? Just tragic that Kobe is gone but there were seven other lost souls in that Helicopter and they need our thought and prayers too. Will their loved ones try to sue the Bryant estate for dying in Kobe’s Helicopter? After all it was reported Vanessa would not even ride in it? Sad all the way around.

                • Do you have grown children you raised. who don’t want you around? If so then you can talk if not, you are not experienced enough to say anything about the hurt Kobe’s folks feel. Did Vanessa’s mom even raise her? Or her grandfather?

                • Wow! You twisted that scripture to make it fit your own agenda. Not ONE word ever says your NAME will be long or prosperous!!! Just stop it!

              • YES YOU SUPPOSE HONOR ,BUT NOTGET RUN OVER, THEY TRIED TO TO RUN OVER THIER SON , PLUS UNGRATEFUL, HIS NAME ON EARTH SHALL STILL BE LONG AND PROSPEROUS, HE HAS A BEAUTIFUL WIFE B, THIS IS WHAT WRONG WITH BLACK PEOPLE, THEY THINK SOMEONE OWES THEM THE WORLD ……NOBODY OWES YOU S—— , YES HONOR AND RESPECT, BUT DONT TAKE MY MEEKNESS FOR MY WEEKNESS …DONT TRY TO USE AND ABUSE ME////AMEN SOMEBODY HELLO SOMEBODY!

                • How dumb!

                  HOW ignorant for you to foolishly classify Blacks as being the same.

                  We are all human beings and individuals @ that!

                  And I am very thankful to be who I am.

                  How about you?

                • Is it true Vanessa was not even raised by her mother who was not even around or fit but raised by her grandfather whom Kobe also bought a lavish home?
                  All these folks trashing Kobe’s parents need to chill and wait till they have grown children then see how they would want to be treated. It should not be a Mexican vs Black. Trump does not want Mexicans here and called the black NFL players SOB’s for kneeling in protest of the shootings of unarmed blacks and called the Confederate Flag lovers and their racist monuments of Pro Slavery heroes a beautiful thing but here you folks are fighting each other. Divide and conquer is a reality.

                • We see how that turned out for him! He didn’t honor his parents and we see where that got him.

              • Anonymous. Amen.
                Really we all do not know what kind of relationship Kobe had at the end with his parents. I have never heard them say. Let’s hope after 2013 they all made amends.

            • God's word does not read….Cling to her parents….with his Uncle Tom self….God's word also reads to Honor your parents…and as a son to parents who brought him into this world you would think that he would make sure they are OK~ BTW God's word also states to Honor Your mother and Father…..Since his Rape issue…she and her family own his dumb azz!

          • I Agree and it has nothing to do with race I have never been in that situation. But my opinion I would recieved home live in for while. Sell and made me little property. and brought me what I want. Because at the end of day I am still his mother.

      • Wasn't Jelly Bean Bryant with him when he was shooting in the gym as a kid? Fu*k yeah he owes them something…y'all mofos ain't loyal.

      • Kobe is their "hustle." That faggot wouldn't have a dollar to his name if not for his parents. He was blessed to earn enough to provide a comfortable lifestyle for his mother and father, if not his sisters, and he opted to do the bare minimum. What he reaps is what he will sow.

        His day is coming. When it comes, his parents need to leave him in the lurch.

        • That is like Dwayne Wade, his parents didn't do jack, & he treats them like gold….But his ex-wife's family put him up, so he wouldn't be homeless, & look how he treated them. The people who didn't do anything for Dwayne growing up he treats like king/queens, the people who were there for him,making sure he wasn't homeless, he treated like crap.

      • Didn’t they feed him, provide for him, I believe is father was a big part of his development and who drove him yo practice and games for 18 years. Made sure he had what he needed to be successful..He is whipped by that young girl from day one. You have 2 sister’s and parents but you provide for your in-laws because they allowed or should I say pimped out their daughter at 17 while she was still in high school. Who’s needs an education when the gravy train arrived. He is a loser and will have to good come to him but when he was in trouble for the alleged rape, both his parents were there. How does someone turn their back on their parents? You are heartless. Never liked his ass anyway, after he said he would not play in Philadelphia.

      • Do you have grown kids? How would you feel if they snubbed you and were less generous to you than their mother in law? Reports say Kobe’s wife (Vanessa) was raised by her grandfather and her mother did not even raise her. It has to hurt if Kobe does more for his in laws than his own flesh and blood. You’d be hurt too, unless you are not human with feelings.

    3. My parents or siblings wouldn't have to work another day in life if I was worth $366 million. Especially if I'm bankrolling my wife family.

    4. Kobe has talent and money, but it still ain’t enough. He wants to be white so badly. He is angry at his parents for birthing a black child — HIM

    5. kobe the rapist will get his. i don't care if you bought your parents a shack but if you bout your wife's mom a mansion i would be pissed also because they deserve a mansion also and a better one because they gave you life and helped you to become a good basketball player. what a looser and he will get what's coming to him. that's why he has no friends, no one likes him.

      • Anonymous did you say Kobe the rapist? Kobe had one accuser in comparison to our President who admitted to grabbing women by the pussy then several accusers came forth to confirm he did just. Even after reports of all that Trump still became President while Kobe has tragically died in a Helicopter crash. If there are Trump lovers out there calling Kobe a rapist, in the words of DL Hughley’s on his podcast YOU ALL ARE HYPOCRITES!

    6. Kobe is a damn coon and he'll learn his lesson if he gets ill and the Mexican, whom he cheats on has to care for his ass, he'll be abused as Richard Pyor was by the WW he abused and ended up having to take care of his ass. I never could stand Kobe and this proves he's a self hating chump!!

    7. Kobe wouldn't be where he is today if it wasn't for his Black parents, i.e. raising him, putting a roof over his head, supporting him, traveling the world with him, etc., etc. Kobe wouldn't be with the latino chick if it wasn't for the latino in-laws threaten him with statutory rape. Kobe prefers white & latino females, which, did accuse him (white) or would have accused him (latino) of rape. Kobe will lose all of his fortune & when he does, he will come running back to his Black parents. I promise you Kobe is not only taking care of the latino in-laws, he is taking care of his latino wife's relatives as well. After living in s. cali for 17 years, this is what black men do who marry non-black women. Kobe either has done it directly or indirectly, the latino wife taking the money to buy her illegal/legal relatives homes, etc. I worked in social services/family law, so I have seen the divorce decrees, & cases regarding child support, family support, alimony, etc. regarding interracial marriages. When these nonblack women leave their marriages/relationships with black men, they take everything; move their people into their homes; which also includes the new boyfriend, which is a nonblack man. I used to have black dudes call me upset because the nonblack female told them they were on birth control, they didn't want a child, blah, blah, blah, blah. I used to laugh to myself. But Kobe will reap everything he has sown……..I always thought he was overrated. But if he keeps his millions only in US dollars, he may lose it sooner, rather than later. OHHHHHHHH WELLLLLLLLLL………………..

      • Legacy money, wasted. The Mexicans will be getting it and many of them don't even like Blacks. He's a typical self hating sell out. Swirl all you want, but don't diss or dog your blood.

      • @DLB Thank you so much for sharing that. Hmmm, the gas face many-a-coon get worshiping that non-black coochie. LOL "Chickens coming home to roost", "Poetic Justice", "Irony" or whatever… It's nice to know that there is a God and the "Triple Black Universe Mother" or whoever is watching and keeping tabs. Funny how none of these sell outs like to come back and confess their cosmic ass kickings on comment boards like they love to diss black women on them! They sing the praises of the filthy neanderthal and non-black female all day but get dogged out the worse by them. Ain't that about a bitch! LOL – Anyway, DLB, thanks for shedding some much needed light on the issue. – When keeping it real goes wrong. lmao

        • Well, I am a little confuse. Kobe’s marriage did not go wrong. They stayed married until he departed this earth. Why is it hard to believe that they might have truly love one another. Kobe can’t marry for you or me. He married who he wanted so let that be. When you look at all of the pictures, he always had a smile on his face, and he looked happy so be it. It is all over now. Just asking if anyone knows, did he end up speaking to his parents after 2013?

      • You don’t see these black men and women together in their old age. She took off with half his fortune or more and ended up marrying her kind, sharing her ex-husband’s money with the new guy. Their kids end up screwed because of their divided loyalty specially, self-loathing knowing mom needed them for the 18 year check. It’s disgusting. It’s worse these black dudes don’t see it. What makes Kobe think this woman will retire with his cheating ass next to her. She will retire with some other man. That also means his money will subsidize that new life.

      • Jimmy Butler was kicked out by his black Mom when she said " I dont like the look of you " He was taken in by Whites > Does he owe his Mom?

        • The Bible didn't say to honor your PERFECT mother or father. It said to honor your parents. PERIOD. And we don't know the FULL STORY of what was happening with Jimmy Butler's mom.

        • GB, you said Jimmy Butler was kicked out by his black mother and raised by whites so should he do for his black mother? You used the most extreme and rare example. I doubt that is the norm for most blacks. One would hope at the very least Butler owes his mom forgiveness and appreciation for not aborting him. Hope all forgive their bad parents if they expect God’s forgiveness and to one day live in Heaven with God. I live with people and we are all chiming in on here because it is sad to read all this back and forth nastiness between the races.. Mexico did not approve of Slavery like most Southern whites during Slavery and Jim Crow. God made us all unique and special not even our fingerprints are the same. Heaven will not be segregated so in the words of Rodney King, can we all just get along?

      • Would it make it better if the in laws were black and doing the same thing? An opportunist is just that. Yes many of these pro athletes and celebs do seem to have a thing for non black, bi racial women but that's some not all. Her family obviously will take advantage because he allows it. He determines what he will or won't give to his own parents. If he's going to care for his in laws in that manner than he should do the same for his parents… even if he isn't that close t them!

      • You were so correct.
        He was in love that’s why. I do believe he was blackmailed, but he did not feel that way because he was in love, young and fooled when he got involved. He seemed to be somewhat inexperienced with wise women and although she was young once people found out that she was seeing Kobe, they trained her well. She had her advisor team at 16 he did not listen to his. Years later when he realized he was fooled and stuck he no longer felt the need to not mess around. The epic photo of the two of them together at the news conference after he was sued for rape tells a lot about their relationship, she looked like an angry, threatening mom and he, her child who had pissed her off.

        As for the things his family auctioned off, it is a joke how people are acting like they stole those items from him, I guess since they were people of color the things were automatically stolen< Be realistic, signed at 17 he probably left those things in their possession, just like when I moved from my parents house I left things in my room that I intended to pick up. After a few years they let me know they were moving them to the attic or storage when my old room became a crafts room and yet I still I neglected to pick them up. And then ten years later when I decided to ask about them after a holiday dinner, I got the explanation from my mom that they had given the boxes away when they retired downsized and moved. Was I saddened yes, mad no, why because it was on me. They simply felt I did not want the things. I had never picked them up when they asked me to. It is obvious to me Kobe was nice, talented and possessed a lot of great attributes. But him airing his dirty laundry regarding family to the media was a disrespectful (not as smart as he thought he was) son. It showed he was still naive about life, about people. He became stuck and had burned his bridges with people who at once had his back just like Michael Jackson he ended up in a pickle, not wanting to believe his money had bought the love of his current adult family and friends. Honor their who,,, now they are both gone. His kids were innocent and he chose them like he was taught by his parents, he needed to give himself to his kids and kids in general. He never mentally grew up hence the long drawn out fights with those that raised him to be Kobe. Think about what happens when the child has too much power in the household (money), if you don't know, substitute the word child in that sentence with the word dog and maybe you can relate. Money does bring power but not necessarily wisdom. His wisdom was the power of money speaking, not wisdom.

        • Just saying: They said he left things and gave his parents each a ring, I think it was a super bowl ring. So if he gave this to them it’s theirs to do with what they will. If he had been a little more generous to them they would not have had to sell things.

    8. Wow he's really angry with the people that helped made him a selfish superstar.. I've never been a fan of his, at all, he's a selfish player and he's a selfish son.. He's also a rapist, that tried to include Shack in his wrong during, he slept with poor white trash and had to pay a fortune for it.. He's just another coon, that don't like his own skin color.. He will be running back to his parents with his head in his hands, on day soon..

      • Right! He tried to drop dimes on Shaq, like a punk , after he got caught and accused of rape after he bare backed that white slut in the ass.

    9. Honoring your father and mother is being respectful in word and action and having an inward attitude of esteem for their position.

      Obviously, we are commanded to honor our parents, but how? Honor them with both actions and attitudes (Mark 7:6). Honor their unspoken as well as spoken wishes. “A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1)

    10. Coon playbook Rule #1 – Diss the shit out of black people then when your luck runs out with non-blacks, come sulking back to the black community for help (and preferably hire the same type of strong black woman attorney as the women you hated so much).

      The End.

        • @Mama, It aint hard to tell, girlllll. Just watch and keep note. They ALWAYS do this. Damn, @Miss Tony Stark I didn't remember that fact. Thanks for the tidbit. I guess when we see a variation from the playbook like that, we can tell just how deep that stockholm syndrome runs.

    11. Really Kobe, so your parents made you, yo owe them. Black people damn, stop lavishing other races, they only use black people for money. As for his wife, Mexican people hate black people, because they wanna be in white people's good books.

      Nah, you dumb black men, stop replacing a sexy black women with a dried up wrinkly women!

      • Men are dumb because they think with their d*ck….and women can be scandalous no matter what race they are! Of course not all women are scandalous (I’m not), I’m just saying I have seen scandalous women of all races take advantage of stupid men of all races. I am Mexican-American and I don’t hate black people. I would date a man of any race. But I have seen person of color self-hatred in the Latino community as well as the black community. We got the white man brainwashing all of us thinking that white is better. In Latin America, you only see white Latinos on TV. Racism in Latin America is way worse than it is in United States!

      • Just saying: Kobe is dead, and we are all still talking about this. Is he really worth all this fuss? We have to give it to him he has a beautiful family and lovely children. We don’t know how his will reads, surely he did not forget his parents. Let’s all stop with the negativity.

    12. Kobe is a illuminated evil monkey, his girls will treat him the same way he has treated his parents. They will talk trash to him and about him behind his back. They will air out all his dirty little secrets while enjoying the mansions he has bought them and their spouses. Every thing he has done to his parents will smack him in the face as soon as they get a little bit older. Oh, and his girls will choose outsiders to love over him.☺

    13. I never had much repsect for Kobe, he seems like the type to shit on his black parents for some beans and rice.

    14. She will bleed him dry. He is retired, no longer the center of Laker attention and she no longer the queen. She will move on after years he cheated on her. She will take half his fortune. His kids will hit 18 soon enough and that will help him. This will be the outcome considering he married her after her parents extorted him for having sex with her as a minor. How is he possibly in love and with family that blackmailed him. He will go leave enough. Maybe then he will think about his parents.

    15. You don't know what the in-laws do to support his family, they may've helped raise his daughters, given them advice, bailed his azz out. You don't know maybe they didn't have their hands out and he was able to CHOOSE to give them something instead of being EXPECTED to. As for his wife they've been married longer than most of you or anyone you know so Arriba y Arriba!!!

      • The latino ain't working, she can raise her own freak'in kids. If his latino in-laws were doing what you stated, he would have blasted it for the world to see…….THE REALITY IS THAT……..His latino in-laws blackmailed him with statutory rape or marry their daughter & heaven knows what else they are blackmailing him on. You see the latino wife didn't leave him after the rape allegations…….This gives her more time to solidify their time together being married & the payout after the divorce, i.e. spousal support (5-10yrs+), child support, bifurcation of property/assets, lump sum payments, etc.

    16. Honestly…let's put this in perspective. Do you really think if the situation were reversed that Vanessa would take care of Kobe's black ass family?! Have all them unemployed kneegrows living in the house or houses that she bought?! Just living off her?! Hello no! Would she not speak to or help care for her Latino parents, siblings, cousins, abuelas, etc…?Hell no cuz even in the most dysfunctional family units these Latinos stick together. I have 9 siblings and a couple that I love FROM A DISTANCE! However, with $365M trust n believe I would give them all something so that their children could have a better future. Kobe long headed ass gets on my nerves!

    17. Kobe mad as his parents because they sold his ass to them white, gay ass NBA owners. Kobe is really a gay ass slut. Ask Donald Sterling, I bet he had a piece of Kobe funky black ass.

    18. Kobe f*cked that lil white whore in the ass because them white men were f*cking him in his ass. Kobe is a mo and he mad at his parents because they let them whities have their way with him.

    19. Kobe is a coon. I'm glad Jim Brown called his ass out. Sistas you should hate Kobe. His entire nine figure fortune is going to his mexican wife and her family. Fuck him!

      • Lamar Odom had 200+ Blacks on his payroll, spending Milions, but zero blacks paying to get to his hospital bedside. Thats a low ROI in my books

        • With the Kardashian's in control Lamar couldn't hire 200+ blacks if somebody put a gun to his head.

          And when he OD'd and NEEDED HIS FAMILY his hoeish, so-called "wife" — that has slept with half his NBA colleagues — kept them away…didn't want to risk them talking some sense into his dumb ass.

    20. FYI, that final Lakers game against Utah was fixed. The Jazz were not paying any defense in the second half. I'm sure the high level NBA executives told them to do so. They wanted Kobe to have his final moment in the spotlight.

    21. At the end of the day they ate his parents if he can take care of his inlaws iam sure he can take care of his parents.kobie grow up

    22. That's Awful then Mexican are Mean and racist. They are a walking Mess.

      Kobe is emotional deep inside.

      Plus them Mexican put Evil Spells on You. I believe Kobe has…. They practice that shot they Dirty.

      • WTF?? A lot of black people especially in the Caribbean, practice Voodoo! Don’t make it seem like only Mexicans and Latinos do that sh*t! Voodoo comes from Africa! And a lot of Latinos are mixed with African blood! They’re called Afro-Latinos! People should know their history hello….

        • I totally agree. I tell anyone in reference to a lot of the Latinos. (Excuse The Language) We all are niggas. Our boats just stopped in different places. And before a to be goes crazy my parents are from Belize.

    23. His family should be grateful for whatever he does for them, but it does seem odd that he would continue to finance a luxury lifestyle for his mother in law while cutting off his own family. He bought his mother in law a total of 2 mansions, and this is after she sold the first one. It does seem like preferential treatment but that's ,my opinion. I don't agree with his parents selling his stuff or turning their nose up at a free home offered but they are right to express concern early on when he married Vanessa without a prenup. That was a big mistake.

    24. Thats sad. Who raised kobe? Who nursed him back to health when he was sick sometimes as a child? Who clothed him? Who took him to the Doctor? Who fed him? He might just be a selfish person. If our children did that to us how would we feel? Sad…smh

    25. why are people here so bitter about him giving his in laws money?…maybe because they treat him well….? maybe because they don't ask for the money or obligate him to give them money that's why he offers it himself…? why would you auction off your son's memorabilia or tell him something's not good enough…? just say…thank you very much son, we appreciate it. and take care of his kids ones in a while….

    26. These are some of the most ignorant, judgmental comments I've ever seen. None of us know the true story behind any of this but it is so comical how quick we are to judge. Imagine if a piece of your life was sitting in print for people to judge. One thing is certain, many prefer to assume the worse and judge harshly.
      Sad state of affairs

    27. I really wish someone could investigate if Kobe was forced or pressured to marry Vanessa. They got engaged on her 18th bday. Married not long after. Very fishy. Her folks pulled the ultimate blackmail/extortion and it worked out for them exceptionally well. I don’t understand why Kobe didn’t sign a prenup or give Vanessa hush money to go away. Now she’s entitled to half his fortune. Makes me sick.

      • He was in love that’s why. I do believe he was blackmailed, but he did not feel that way because he was in love, young and fooled when he got involved. He seemed to be somewhat inexperienced with wise women and although she was young once people found out that she was seeing Kobe, they trained her well. She had her advisor team at 16 he did not listen to his. Years later when he realized he was fooled and stuck he no longer felt the need to not mess around. The epic photo of the two of them together at the news conference after he was sued for rape tells a lot about their relationship, she looked like an angry, threatening mom and he, her child who had pissed her off.

        As for the things his family auctioned off, it is a joke how people are acting like they stole those items from him, I guess since they were people of color the things were automatically stolen< Be realistic, signed at 17 he probably left those things in their possession, just like when I moved from my parents house I left things in my room that I intended to pick up. After a few years they let me know they were moving them to the attic or storage when my old room became a crafts room and yet I still I neglected to pick them up. And then ten years later when I decided to ask about them after a holiday dinner, I got the explanation from my mom that they had given the boxes away when they retired downsized and moved. Was I saddened yes, mad no, why because it was on me. They simply felt I did not want the things. I had never picked them up when they asked me to. It is obvious to me Kobe was nice, talented and possessed a lot of great attributes. But him airing his dirty laundry regarding family to the media was a disrespectful (not as smart as he thought he was) son. It showed he was still naive about life, about people. He became stuck and had burned his bridges with people who at once had his back just like Michael Jackson he ended up in a pickle, not wanting to believe his money had bought the love of his current adult family and friends. Honor their who,,, now they are both gone. His kids were innocent and he chose them like he was taught by his parents, he needed to give himself to his kids and kids in general. He never mentally grew up hence the long drawn out fights with those that raised him to be Kobe. Think about what happens when the child has too much power in the household (money), if you don't know, substitute the word child in that sentence with the word dog and maybe you can relate. Money does bring power but not necessarily wisdom. His wisdom was the power of money speaking, not wisdom.

    28. Wow! Obviously, everyone who commented must have had really shitty parents to think that Kobe is the one at fault here. Even when a parent believes a child is making a huge mistake, they support them. They don’t boycott their child’s wedding bc they don’t like the bride. They suck up their selfish thoughts and show up to support their kid. How would you feel if your dad didn’t come to your wedding bc he didn’t like your spouse? I don’t blame Kobe one bit for being hurt by their choices and treatment of him. And then they have the nerve to sell his belongings. I mean, these parents sound like some of the worst parents in the country, but you guys think they’re owed money simply because. My parents don’t expect a single penny from me. And they are thankful for anything I do give. Sounds like his parents want to live the good life off their son, but just blow through any pennies they get their hands on. If they weren’t such greedy assholes, they’d have everything they could want in life.

      • Even when a parent believes a child is making a huge mistake, they support them.
        ***No, it depends on what the mistake is.

        They don’t boycott their child’s wedding bc they don’t like the bride. They suck up their selfish thoughts and show up to support their kid.
        ***Well if there is any truth to what the thread above said about Kobe being blackmailed into marrying Vanessa to avoid being prosecuted and killing his NBA career before it got started, then his parents had a right to feel the way they did. This parents appear to be individuals who do not pretend that something is okay when it’s not. This is a huge pill for them to swallow.

        How would you feel if your dad didn’t come to your wedding bc he didn’t like your spouse?
        ***That’s a hard question to answer, because if I picked the person, my dad would like that person. He wouldn’t miss it!

        I don’t blame Kobe one bit for being hurt by their choices and treatment of him.
        ***It’s okay for him to be hurt. I’m sure he hurt them too. There refusal to attend was a clear sign that they felt this act was detrimental to his future.

        And then they have the nerve to sell his belongings.
        ***This was wrong of them.

        I mean, these parents sound like some of the worst parents in the country.
        Hmm. Equipped with opportunities that lead him to be the success he was in basketball.
        Exposed him to other cultures to the extent that he was fluent in multiple other languages. His father played in the NBA, so that alone gave him certain privileges and access to circles that he otherwise would not have had. Far from the worst parents in the country. One thing they would say that they didn’t do well was teach him about sex, dating and choosing a girlfriend and then a wife. It’s one of the things that athlete’s especially those who leave high school, skip college and go directly into the league need to seek guidance about. That and financial management.

    29. Hi, my name is Robert. First, i am sorry that Kobe doesn’t have a good relationship with his parents. It shouldn’t be this way. If it was an issue with Kobe marrying Vanessa, his parents have to realize that Kobe is a grown and he is going to make his own choices. I believe that the respect and value for a person shouldn’t change because you may agree with one’s decision making. I truly do believe that Kobe loves his parents and vice versa. I would have gladly accepted my son purchasing a home for me, knowing that you his parents have been instrumental in my child’s success as a ballplayer. Kobe cutting off his parents financially is his choice, and maybe there is more to that than we know. I don’t think his parents should be angry, however, i can’t know what there emotional response will be to that. I hope that Kobe and his parents can come together and resolve their issues.

    30. Hi, my name is Robert. First, i am sorry that Kobe doesn’t have a good relationship with his parents. It shouldn’t be this way. If it was an issue with Kobe marrying Vanessa, his parents have to realize that Kobe is a grown man and he is going to make his own choices. I believe that the respect and value for a person shouldn’t change because you may agree with one’s decision making. I truly do believe that Kobe loves his parents and vice versa. I would have gladly accepted my son purchasing a home for me, knowing that you his parents have been instrumental in my child’s success as a ballplayer. Kobe cutting off his parents financially is his choice, and maybe there is more to that than we know. I don’t think his parents should be angry, however, i can’t know what there emotional response will be to that. I hope that Kobe and his parents can come together and resolve their issues.

    31. For the Bible says to forgive An love I have family I have not spoken to but if they call I will not hesitate to come if they ask I will not hesitate to give for the two greatest powers we have on earth Is love an forgiveness without either for despite our differences
      We have gained nothing an all the money in the world will have amounted to nothing in the end please all learn to forgive an watch the magic in your lives

    32. 1/26/2020
      Kobe Bryant, Rest In eternal peace and light. You loved a good, life on your terms; you brought the world along with you; you put 4 beautiful children on this earth.

      I hope that he achieved all the things he wanted in life. When you grow up in the spotlight, everyone thinks they know you and your circumstances. If his parents and in/laws have guilt to bear for their deeds, it will pierce them like a dagger through the heart. Hopefully, forgiveness took place before Kobe left this earth. His legacy will remain.

      Condolences to his family and friends.
      May the memories of his life sustain them.

    33. I hope Kobe was saved.
      Shock and Disbelief. Numbing.
      I was not a fan, but he was so young and for his daughter to be taken with him.
      I hope that he reconciled with his parents and siblings.
      I hope he was saved.

    34. Apparently Kobe was buying them a house and the house wasn’t good enough. Let’s point out that a house in LA costs more likely than house in Nevada.

      And they sold his stuff! He may have a better relationship with Vanessas mom.

      And well Vanessa and him lasted what almost 20 years and she stuck by him through stuff. She could have taken him to the cleaners no prenup. So difficult to say he picked wrongly.

      • Just saying: So true, they look like they loved on another.
        We have lost a lot of famous people by flying on small planes, and a helicopter such as the one that Kobe was flying in was supposed to have been a luxury helicopter that was not equipped with critical safety technology, they were not equipped with terrain avoidance warning system TASA, the FDA did not order the change. Maybe after this they will do so. They were in lack of critical safety equipment that could have made all the difference you think? or was it just his time? They did not have black boxes, a crock pit voice, or a flying data recorder that could have provided critical information about why the pilot crash on Tuesday. They were also flying in dangerous weather; thick clouds and fog moved in as the chopper dropped 350 feet in 6 seconds making a sharp left turn and accelerating and slapping into the hill cite at 176 m.p.h. is what I read. What a terrible way to die, but remember o one knows how they will die. May they rest in peace.

    35. I don’t know what the issue was but to not understand that your mom and dad is and will always be there for you is sad.
      He did an interview and he was talking about his parents and only sisters as if they were a burden to him. I never heard the media say his parents or sisters said one evil word about him as he did them. You are worth millions and you can’t help your two sisters and parents, that is crazy. Who will spend your millions now? God does not like ugly and being disrespectful will cut your days short here on earth. I really hate it but I do hope he had an opportunity to ask for forgiveness.

      You see God said do not forsake your parents as they grow old or you will be put to death. A real God fearing wife would have told her husband to forgive and forget that crap because tomorrow isn’t promised. It is not worth holding on to all these years. My husband could not have gone 3-4 years without speaking to them. My understanding is he gifted the auctioned items to his mother.. It has now come to past just as God said it would. I really hate he had no one in his life to let him know just how wrong he was.
      it is important to always love, respect and honor your parents.

      RIP Kobe

      • I agree that he should have taken care of his parents but his parents should not have tried to control his life by saying he shouldn’t marry Vanessa and then didn’t even go to the wedding because they didn’t agree with his wife choice so he got pissed and that’s why he stopped talking to them. And they tried to sell does memorabilia without his permission. They were both wrong and now it’s too late for them to make up. So sad.

      • Just saying: Kobe was a Catholic he should have known that. What makes you think he did not keep a relationship up with his parents?

    36. And now he passed and Vanessa and her family are going to make out like bandits for embracing Kobe and not his folks for being racists blacks trying to use him as a come up. He was better off honoring them from afar because they focused on what they could get from him instead of remembering he’s their son first. Good for Vanessa and her family. Angry negros crying over welfare they’re not getting from someone else. Stop being perpetual victims and waiting on reparations. Work for it.

      • Please take your racists comments elsewhere. His parents were the ones driving him to and from practice, providing shelter, and taking care of him.
        Vanessa met Kobe on the set of a video. It’s rumored that she allegedly hooked up with some other person, prior to Kobe on that video.
        Her step-father went on the record stating that she was underage and Vanessa’s mother told him to marry her or else. If you know anything about the NBA and their protectiveness of their image, it is no surprise that he married her. Her step-father Laine stated that Vanessa’s mother demanded their be no pre-nup.
        Kobe’s parents felt he was too young to get married. His father was also a professional ball,player, so I’m sure he felt their son was being used.
        He cut his parents off and BANKROLLED Vanessa’s mom. She received two houses, one in excess of 2 million dollars and another in excess of 3 million dollars.
        I am willing to bet he’s paying for all the primos, primas, tios and tias’ education, home, dentist bills, doctor’s bills, credit card bills, electricity, water, gas and car notes, too.
        He paints his parents as greedy loafers, but is bankrolling a wanna be video girls family. His parents are the ones who instilled that work ethic in him.
        It’s fine if he does not want to share his rewards with his parents. However, don’t be hypocritical in implying that they’re greedy, when you’re a mint for his mother-in-law.
        I am willing to bet that if Vanessa had brought home a nice black man, who was not rich, her mother would not have allowed her to date him. You and I both know that the are MANY Mexicans that DO NOT like “ nebritos”. Again, not ALL Mexicans, but there are many that feel that way.

      • https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-feb-15-et-vanessa15-story.html

        He says that as Kobe and Vanessa lavished his wife with surprise gifts — a house full of furniture, a Mercedes-Benz S-500, $120,000 in cash, payment of phone, dental and credit card bills, payoff of their mortgage — he began to fear his wife’s respect for him was crumbling.

        In 2003, for example — hours after Bryant’s return from the trip that spawned the rape charge — Newport Beach paramedics were dispatched to his home on a midnight 911 call to treat her for an undisclosed ailment for which she declined hospitalization. Sixteen days later, on the day after the Bryants’ news conference, he bought a $2.65-million second home down the block from their home. Through her lawyer, Vanessa Bryant said the house was “an investment.” Court documents indicate that his mother-in-law has been staying there.

      • So your calling Kobe a negro too. Can’t have your cake and eat it too. Don’t talk about his parents like that when he’s the same race that Mexican clearly used him I been said this and her while mehican family . Like the other comment said which I said years ago had Vanessa brought home a regular nobody black guy they wouldn’t have allowed it. But she banked with him.

    37. I hope he asked GOD TO SAVE HIM AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS HOW COULD YOU NOT HONOR YOUR PARENTS SAD. HE HAD ALL THAT MONEY BUT IT COULD NOT SAVE HIM .NOW VANESSA WILL NEVER BE HAPPY WITH ALL THE RICHES SHE HAVE. MONEY IS NOT EVERTHING. GOD STILL IS IN CONTROL

    38. Its always amazing to me how people that don’t have a dime can comment about another family. As a mother in law you never make any comments about your children’s spouse. It says something about his parents that they did not have a relationship with the grandchildren.?? Their entitled attitude soured that relationship!! You cannot demand anything from your children. You have to build a new relationship with grown children and their spouses. You often see families where only one person has money and all others expect to profit off them. It’s sad if your relationship is built on what someone can do for you??? Sick

      • Yep I agree, his mom should have kept her mouth shut about Vanessa and the relationship would have been fine. And he married someone just like his mom so guess what, the wife won! The wife usually wins! His father Joe was caught in the middle I’m just went along with whatever his mother said. Which is very sad for the children because now more than ever they need a father figure in their life and Joe should be that Father Figure until she gets remarried.

      • kobe’s parents don’t have to keep their mouth shut for anything. marrying the mexican girl was the wrong move & he paid for it with his life. kobe was a warlock creating witchcraft videos teaching basketball. what is done in the dark will come to light. vanessa’s stepfather even stated those latina women were gold diggers & worthless. as vanessa’s mother stated, those who speak negative, god will deal with them & now kobe is dead. kobe didn’t give a crap about blacks (which includes his family). he loved whiteness & he died with whiteness.

    39. The truth is that Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta was born on May 5, 1982 and she had her and Kobe’s first child, Natalia Diamante in January 2003. She was 21 when she had their first child. Any how, that was their life and business. Praying for the family, friends and fans. Please let him RIP now and take from the positive roles he shared and exciting games he gave us.

    40. First of all, he married someone just like his mama. His mama is a controlling b*tch. That’s why she didn’t want him to marry Vanessa because his mom knew she wouldn’t be able to control him anymore and the money train would stop. His mom messed up big-time when she refused to accept Vanessa and didn’t even go to the wedding in protest of the marriage….. so Vanessa being the controlling Latina that she is never forgot that and neither did Kobe. Normally Latinos love to take care of their parents but Vanessa didn’t feel that way about Kobe’s mom cuz his mom never accepted her. His mom never liked her and the feeling was mutual and probably convinced Kobe to cut off his parents financially which is f*cked up in my opinion because blood is thicker than water! It basically came down to the two women in his life fighting over control of him and the wife won. I think Vanessa really did love Kobe, even though lots of people said she was a gold digger. I do feel bad for her and the kids for losing Kobe so soon. Reports are that she is inconsolable and can’t stop crying which is understandable. Very sad situation. I am a Latina and I would have told Kobe to still support his parents even though his mom is a controlling b*tch.

    41. GOD bless all of us. Different strokes for different folks. I cannot know how they live and why all I know is that is their business. In my life I have learned when I point a finger three come back to me. I work on my life as a regular Latina who is retired from many years of public service. I am not perfect, nor do I have a perfect life. For myself I celebrate how we are all so unique so different. Many people have left this earth tragically – I think how I can be inspired to be better by this very sad time.

    42. No one knows the interworking of relationships except for the people directly involved. All these comments are from the outside looking in . . God gave everyone ONE SET of eyes and what you see is YOU and your life . . Another person looks at the same facts and sees those facts from THEIR eyes . . it does not mean that anyone is right or wrong . . it means that one experiences the facts from his eyes. Rest in peace . . .and nobody has ever seen a hearse pulling a u-haul . . no one takes man’s world earthly possessions with them. Let’s lift the TOTAL FAMILY UP and ask for God’s grace as they come to terms with their individual and collective loss.

      • Just saying: I would like to tell Joe and Pam Bryant, that I am sorry for your loss and God bless you and your family.

    43. Ms Pat I’m saddened by this, I wasn’t so much a fan, but rather a person of compassion. I believe that both Kobe, his wife & His Parents were equally wrong. Kobe for taking his Parents to Court Publicly, after he’d left his belongings @ his Parents home. But, if they were left as a security blanket. He & his Parents should’ve discussed this matter together privately. His wife because I think that she could’ve reached out to Kobe’s Mom Pam, bringing healing to him & their blended family. And lastly Pam, Kobe’s Mom should have known her son better than anyone else. His Mom, should’ve extended the right hand of fellowship to Kobe’s wife Vanessa regardless of how much She thought about their relationship/Marriage & or situation. Poor Joe & those kids are suffering because of a young foolish son, an unwise young wife, an ungrateful and self centered Mother. My God, now look God’s Word has fulfilled on EVERYONE! So Sad, it bad & shameful too.

    44. His parents did wrong by trying to sell his stuff without consulting him first. He was supporting them so that should not have been necessary. Greed!!
      You are supposed to leave your mother and father and cling unto your spouse,while still honoring your father and mother, which I believe Koby tried to do by supporting them.
      Apparently that was not enough for them.
      I only hope that they reconciled before his death.
      RIP koby

    45. Stop being stupid.
      Blood doesn’t entitle you to anything!
      Nobody knew their relationship, some parents are shitty ass people, maybe just maybe vanessas family treated him better than his own blood. Think about that before you crucifix him. Jesus people.

    46. When you have people that genuinely care and love you there’s no telling what you’ll give or do for them yall are very fucking sick if some one don’t accept the person you love you have every right to cut them off parents can be toxic to hell

    47. His family seemed a bit ungrateful. I’m sure he would of bought them a million dollar mansion if they wasn’t so snotty. Sounds like they wanted complete control over who he married & what HE DID WITH THE MONEY HE MADE! I’m sure there was enough money to go around on both sides of the family. But who wants to spend millions on a family who does not even support your own decisions as a grown man? I sure as hell wouldn’t. I can hit the lottery right now & I wouldn’t give my real mom a dime. If my dad acted like I owed him all my life decisions & my money then, he wouldn’t get anything either. Why should I support anyone financially when they cannot support me emotionally or physically! It was all about money to his family, it seems like. He loved her, she loved him. Why did she need to sign a prenup? It was HIS MONEY not his parents. They obviously stayed together until death parted them. His family just wanted to be entitled to all his earnings & fortunes if something ever happened to him. JUST LIKE NOW, KOBE BRYANT IS DEAD. Where did all his money go? To his wife & daughters. Not to his parents! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out people. Who on Earth would financially support anyone who cannot support you! IDC if tomorrow is not promsied, family or not. You have to think about those bridges you burn before you burn them. Love but love from a distance. I whole heartedly understand why he did what he did.

    48. “Honour Thy Father & Thy Mother That Thy Days May Be Longer Upon This The Land Which The Lord Thy GoD Giveth Thee”
      EXODUS 20:12 KJV

    49. Good part is – isn’t not ur money and u didn’t earn it – Kobe did it all on his own and he can give any % to whom he please to. Alot of u on this page sound like idiots with no education and I can see from the sounds of ur texts – u all are broke living pay check to pay check lol – God Speed

    50. All of their pictures show a loving, strong, bonded family who has stood tall thru the trials of life; I admire Kobe and wife for being such, regardless of race. If this is who has stood by his side through the sacrifices, the ups and downs, and thru the blood, sweat, and tears courtside and during his short time on this earth, then she has my unwavering respect 100!

    51. You idiots who keep slandering kobe’s parents may YAH judge you accordingly as you have judged his parents. If kobe had wanted his high school memorabilia, he would have had them with him in Los Angeles, but he didn’t. Those items were gifted to his Black family. kobe’s Black family is what made kobe become the success he turned out to be, not his illegal inlaws or his wife. Since kobe hated his blackness & his Black family, he publicly did what he did to his family (with help from his illegal mexican wife). YAH has judged kobe, not just for what he did with his Black family, but for the witchcraft he was imposing on young children, via, his wizardry videos. Believe, the skeletons, will be coming out about those two & the lawsuits will be coming on kobe’s estate. It was always reported that those two were heading for a divorce. I know you mexican females hate Black women, but it’s Black women who birth these star athletes. You latinos & other immigrants have destroyed CA. The diseases you bring; overloading the social service system, taking funds away from US citizen students for esl students; gang banging; etc. I’ve lived around you people; you foreigners in Cali have destroyed it; & that is why CA will be falling soon. At the end of the day, kobe loved whitness, he invested in whiteness, & he died with whiteness.

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