Earlier in the week we reported on a memorabilia auction that the mother of Kobe Bryant was scheduled to have in conjunction with Goldin Auctions of West Berlin, New Jersey.
Pamela Bryant was scheduled to auction off h is Lower Merion high school jersey from his freshman season, the only year in which he wore #24.
Also scheduled for auction were a pair of 1996 high school rings, from the McDonald’s All-American game and from his state championship season. Various plaques, trophies and awards were also on the docket, along with various practice uniforms once filled by Bryant.
USA Today is now reporting that Kobe and Pamela Bryant are having legal litigations, because Kobe is trying to block the auction of all those items that belong to him.
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Goldin Auctions of West Berlin wants to sell more than 100 items from the Los Angeles Lakers’ pro career and his days as a high school player in suburban Philadelphia. The keepsakes — including uniforms, rings and trophies — would be offered on consignment for Pamela Bryant, the athlete’s mother.
But Kobe Bryant is trying to block the planned June auction, insisting he owns the memorabilia. The dispute moved to a federal court in Camden Thursday, when an attorney for the auction house requested a court order to allow the sale.
The filing noted Goldin Auctions already has paid a $450,000 advance to Pamela Bryant, who wanted to buy a new home in Nevada.