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Kobe Bryant’s Favorite Cheesesteak Joint Can’t Even Spell His Name Right

Kyle Scott - December 5, 2013

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Kobe Bryant has always been a vocal fan of Larry’s in the nonsensical cheesesteak dick-measuring contest that everyone who has ever swept through this city has thrown their two cents into. So, one might think that Larry’s would, you know, be able to spell the name of one of the most famous athletes in the world who, oh by the way, just happens to be their free spokesperson.

Nope.

I can’t only imagine how badly they would’ve butchered it if Dwyane Wade were a fan.

The Kobe Bryant Memorabilia Auction Saga is my Favorite Saga

Kyle Scott - May 9, 2013

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I can’t get enough of this Kobe Bryant-mom legal squabble over his memorabilia. Pamela Bryant, Kobe’s mom, is trying to sell a bunch of his high school mementos (read: junk… except it’s not junk when your son is one of the greatest athletes ever) through an auction so she can buy herself a house in Nevada.

Yesterday, Kobe and his lawyer (I wonder if it’s the same guy who got him off with rape?*) filed court papers claiming that Pamela has no right – no right, I tell you! – to sell his shit: [Philly.com]

“I confronted her about her false statement that I had given my memorabilia to her,” [Bryant] wrote.

“I said to her, ‘Mom, you know I never told you that you could have the memorabilia.’

“Her response was, ‘Yes, but you never said you wanted it either.’ Of course, this is untrue, since my wife and I requested that she return my memorabilia several years earlier.”

His response also set up a mystery: How did the Teen Choice Award Surfboard end up at the auction house?

It “was last seen by me in my personal residence. I do not know how my mother or Goldin obtained possession of this award,” he wrote, “but it was without my permission.”

Bryant says the items “have tremendous sentimental value for me, and I desire to hand down my well-earned memorabilia to my children.”

But you never said you wanted it either? Teen Choice Award Surfboard? This sounds like a horribly ill-conceived episode of The Hills. Like, this can’t be the spring Kobe wanted, right? While LeBron James is busy throttling the Bulls, Kobe is at home nursing his surgically repaired Achilles and arguing with his mom over a novelty surfboard. LeBron: quest to become the greatest. Kobe: family court. Oh yes, karma can, in fact, be a bitch.

*This is why I say we leave Charles Ramsey alone. Kobe admitted that he had non-consensual sex ( some call it “rape”) and within a few years he was back to being a hero and receiving millions of dollars in endorsements. If we can gloss over his past, then we can surely overlook Ramsey’s past and applaud him for being the Big Mac eatin’, white woman savin’ hero that he is. 

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If You Can Believe This, Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Get Along with His Parents

Kyle Scott - May 3, 2013

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Rough go of it lately for Kobe Bryant– he tore his Achilles last month, has been forced to send a cease and desist to his mom, and he hasn’t raped anybody in at least a few years.

Kobe’s lawyer has sent a cease and desist to to Goldin Auctions, who has scheduled an auction for June that includes some of Kobe’s Lower Merion jerseys, a Lakers jersey, two championship rings… and, for some strange reason, a Teen Choice Awards surfboard. The items were submitted to the auction house by Kobe’s mom, Pamela, who claims that her son didn’t want them and that she is the rightful owner.

Pamela is using the expected $1.5 million haul from the auction to buy a house in Las Vegas.

From the Inquirer:

Seven or eight years ago, well after Kobe had gotten married, Pamela Bryant asked her son’s wife, Vanessa, if she wanted the items. She said no – those items belonged to the past, according to the suit.

And so, five years ago, the lawsuit says, Pamela Bryant packed up the jerseys, the championship rings, and award plaques, spending $1,500 a month to store and insure them in West Berlin.

“Pamela Bryant indicated to Ken Goldin that Kobe Bryant has never demanded the return of any of the items, nor were they in any way taken from [him] without his permission,” the suit says.

Two glaring questions here: In what convoluted family dynamic do you have to issue a cease and desist involving your mother? I mean, every few years, my Mom threatens to get rid of my baseball cards and some old jerseys and stuff, but a phone call and reminder about the time she broke my smiley face ring when I was little usually puts a stop to that. And, why DOESN’T KOBE JUST BUY HIS MOM THE HOUSE? He’s worth $200 million— surely he could purchase his (estranged?) parents a house to keep them happy. At the very least, Pamela has to have something on Kobe to extort him into buying her a plush mansion near the strip, right? That’s the proper thing to do. Don’t sell his childhood memories… just blackmail him. Simple. You’ll save on lawyer fees.

How much you want to bet Adam Aron tries to buy a few Lower Merion jerseys to hang at the Well because history!

How Long Until The Sixers Attempt to Bring a Hobbled Kobe Bryant Home to Finish “Where it All Started”?

Kyle Scott - April 13, 2013

I’m only half joking with that title. Adam Aron loves things he thinks people in Philly like.

I don’t like Kobe Bryant, but his Facebook post last night after likely tearing his Achilles is perhaps the best use of social media by an athlete we’ve ever seen– raw, insightful, timely, relevant… from one of the greatest ever.

Here’s what he wrote:

This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that??
I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that
was. Maybe this is how my book
ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…Then again maybe not! It’s 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I’m wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what’s the purpose of social media if I won’t bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever.
One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day.
“If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear”. Ive always loved that quote. Thats “mamba mentality” we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.
I know it’s a long post but I’m Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge.
Guess I will be Coach Vino the rest of this season. I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru.

He’s still a dick, though.

Kobe Bryant Thinks The Eagles Need A Tight End, Recruits Gronk… Vick Hits The Links

Kyle - February 10, 2012

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It doesn't look like Kobe Bryant is a huge Brent Celek fan.

Sitting courtside at the Lakers vs. Celtics game, Gronk was eye candy for the Lower Merion grad, who did his best Howie Roseman impression after the game: [WEEI in Boston]

"I told him the Eagles need a tight end," joked Bryant, who grew up in Philadelphia and remains an Eagles fan. "I'm recruiting. He's a freak athlete. He shouted at me and I shouted back. It's fun to have those conversations with athletes you respect."

 

Poor Brent– first being involved in a DUI accident on his birthday and now a diss from the Black Mamba.

Meanwhile, QB 7 hit the links today, and we're not sure he understands golf terminology:

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I believe the word he was looking for was fore. Fore is the appropriate term to use there.