Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant reveals AC Milan is in my heart

Kobe Bryant Indirectly Sues His Own Mother claims UltraTrust.com





The NBA star was also recently spotted at the Confederations Cup watching an Italy game, and has always been a keen viewer of the sport. As a result, he was given a warm welcome on his visit to Milanello on Saturday, where he was greeted by club officials and players such as Daniele Bonera and Andrea Poli, who presented him with his own personalised jersey. What a glad surprise at #Milanello this morning Did you know @kobebryant is one of us? #weareacmilan pic.twitter.com/crMhHrc4KC AC Milan (@acmilan) July 20, 2013 Bryant is belived to have been visiting Milanello to receive treatment on an Achilles tendon injury he suffered at the end of last season. He is expected to return for pre-season training camp for the Lakers after a swift recovery, but took time out of his treatment to discuss his love for the Rossoneri. I have always been a Milan fan, Bryant told Milan Channel as quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport . Back in LA I have a Milan scarf and shirt hanging up in my lockerroom, he added.





Kobe Bryant memorabilia brings in thousands of dollars at auction Saturday





Kobe Bryant and Vanessa, his wife, both stated under oath and made statements under penalties of perjury that they did not give these collectibles to Pamela Bryant (1). However, both Pamela Cheap Kevin Durant Shoes and Joseph Bryant, Kobes father, who played for the NBA team, Philadelphia 76ers, claim that Kobe gave these items to Pamela and that they been in her possession for the last 15 years (2). Since Pamela Bryant had her sons childhood clothing, trophies and rings (3) and other items she decided that she would consign them to Goldin Auctions in order that Goldin Auctions would advance her $450,000 so she could purchase a home in Nevada (3). Most of us dont have millions of dollars worth of celebrity paraphernalia lying around our house, explains Rocco Beatrice, Managing Director of Estate Street Partners, and if someone does have items worth that much usually they are protected. According to UltraTrust.com, Kobe Bryant, didnt properly protect his belongings by ensuring that his mother was simply holding them for him. Pamela Bryant signed a permission statement to Goldin Auctions that Kobe made it known to her that he didnt want the items anymore, making them legally hers to sell (1). Both Kobe and Vanessa, almost divorcing in the last 12 months, have stated that they asked for the items back some years ago to give to their children (1). Though Kobe is not directly suing his mother, he claims two collectibles, a Teen Choice Award surfboard and a trophy, were taken from his home in California (2). When things are not written down, problems can crop up in the best of families, states Mr. Beatrice. It is always best, especially with items worth millions of dollars, to have the ownership of the items clearly stated and documented. Kobe has seemingly attempted to keep his mother out of this by only naming the auction house in the New Jersey District Court lawsuit [Bryant v.





Bryant rings sell for $282,000 at auction





As part of the auction, a duplicate of his 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring, which was a gift from Bryant to his father, sold for $174,184. A smaller version for his mother went for $108,153. Kobe Bryant didn't have any comment following Saturday's auction. He is recovering from a torn Achilles. (AP Photo) MORE: Kobe ready for preseason? | Miller headed to OKC? Overall, the auction featured items that drove very high prices. Bryant's 2000 NBA All-Star ring sold for $55,597 while two of his game-used high school uniforms went for $50,150 and $41,694, respectively. The legal battle ensued when Bryant discovered his parents were trying to sell nearly 100 items that he in turn declared not theirs to sell. A settlement between Bryant and his parents was reached last month and about 90 percent of the items were taken off the table.





Kobe Remains Silent on Mike Brown Hire





Sports Bryant rings sell for $282,000 at auction By The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange 7 hours ago Tweet 0 A memorabilia dispute between Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his parents officially ended when the settled items sold at an auction Friday night. Among the items Bryant allowed Goldin Auctions to sell were two duplicate versions of Bryant's 2000 NBA championship ring that were originally gifts for his parents. One of the rings sold for $174,184 while the other fetched $108,153. ESPN reported that the larger ring, intended for Bryant's father, was 14-karat gold, surrounded by 28 diamonds and was a size 11 1/2. Also, two of Bryant's high school jerseys sold for more than $40,000 each. Earlier this year, Bryant's parents agreed to sell nearly 100 items to Goldin Auctions to auction off, but Bryant sued, claiming the items belonged to him and were not for sell. A settlement was reached in which the majority of the items were pulled from the auction house and Bryant's parents publicly apologized last month. Loading...









Taking initial questions from reporters and the LA Times , Bryant preferred to focus on the foundation rather than his teams hire: I understand and will address that at the right time and place, Bryant said. But this is neither the time nor the place. Right now were focusing on bigger issues, greater issues, and thats these kids that are here in the back. Its not fair to them. When the time comes, Ill address it. But now is not the time. When asked a second time about the Lakers new coach, Bryant followed up his previous statement with the repeated Now is not the time. From there, Bryant took questions solely http://www.iaaccs.com/kobebryantshoes.html relating to his foundation at My Friends Place , a nonprofit resource center offering services to over 1,600 homeless youths a year. Bryant, understandably wanting the days focus on the promotion of the new foundation, has been curiously quiet about the hiring of Mike Brown, despite Browns assertion that the two had spoken for an extended period about family and basketball. While Bryant publicly supported Lakers assistant Brian Shaw for the head coaching position, earlier reports stated that Bryant felt Surprised by the Mike Brown hire.