Sparks Fly Between Kobe and Mom Over Money

The NBA star and his mother are locked in a battle over the sale of memorabilia, including his old jerseys, varsity letters from high school and championship rings.

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Kobe Bryant (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment); Pamela Bryant (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport)

Kobe Bryant and his mother, Pamela Bryant, are reportedly locked in a battle over his memorabilia, including his old jerseys, varsity letters from high school, championship rings and trophies, TMZ reports.

Pamela reportedly took the items to an auction house, saying that her son had passed them on to her, and received a $450,000 advance, which she says she's using to buy a house in Nevada, reports show. But Kobe contacted the auction house and said they had no right to sell any of the items because they belong to him.

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.

Read more at TMZ.

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