This goes way back to when Kobe first married Vanessa. Kobe’s parents didn’t approve, but Vanessa’s parents pushed for the marriage. Over the years, Bryant has been very generous to Vanessa’s mom and family. Has brought her not one, but two multi-million dollar homes.
This seems to have upset Bryant’s mom and is the reason she is trying to auction off some of his old memorabilia. Sources connected with the Bryant family tell TMZ … the dispute between mother and son erupted over real estate.
We’re told Kobe offered to buy his parents a “nice house” in Vegas for significantly less than a million bucks, but they wanted something bigger and more extravagant and Kobe drew a line in the sand and refused to up the ante. Our sources say Pamela was infuriated and believed Kobe was shortchanging them, especially compared to what he does for Vanessa’s mom, Sofia Laine. Kobe put Sofia up in a $3.2 million house in Newport Beach, CA, which sold recently. After the sale, Kobe moved Sofia to another multi-million dollar mansion nearby. Bryant believes that since he has given his parents millions of dollars over the years, that he had to draw a line at some point.
Currently, Bryant is suing to stop the auction from happening, his mom already got over a half million advance from the auction house, so this could get messy. Bryant’s mom is angry over how big of a house refused to buy her. TMZ has the details.