Kobe is prepared for a very Happy Mother’s Day coming up this weekend. Kobe Bryant says in a court filing that he never gave his mother permission to sell mementos from his high school days and early professional basketball career.
Pamela Bryant says her son told her the memorabilia was hers. She arranged earlier this year to auction it off through Berlin, N.J.-based Goldin Auctions and received a $450,000 advance.
Last week, lawyers for the Kobe Bryant wrote to the auction house demanding it cease the June sale. Goldin is suing to assert its right to sell.
On Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Camden, Kobe Bryant says his mother acknowledged to him recently that she did not have permission to sell the items. Jeez won’t this Sunday be awkward. Should Kobe give his mom money, who apparently needs it or will flowers and a dinner be just as good?