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Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:05 am
 
By Matt Moore

Kobe Bryant apparently attended church at St. Therese at Carmel in Carmel Valley on Sunday. At one point, he apparently thought a man was snapping photos of him on his cellphone. And that's where things get hazy. From 10News in San Diego:
Sources told 10News Bryant was attending a church service at St. Therese of Carmel in Carmel Valley Sunday and thought someone was taking pictures of him with a cellphone.

According to police, Bryant took the phone from the man, did not see any pictures and then left the church.

The man claims he injured his wrist in the incident and had to go to the hospital for treatment.
via Man Claims NBA Star Bryant Injured Him At Local Church - San Diego News Story - KGTV San Diego.

Already, the claims of the man just looking for money are out there, but the police being involved is a little bit higher of a concern, as is the fact that sources beyond the injured man are cited in the report. This could very well be the last we hear of the incident if police conclude there's nothing to it. If it does continue though, it could be a headache for Bryant. 

Because, you know, he really hasn't had enough trouble in the past fourteen years. 

Here's a question. Doesn't Bryant have protection, in terms of bodyguards? Wouldn't they be the best to take care of this situation? Is there a reason Bryant himself is confronting anyone, if the allegations are true?

Well, it's Kobe. So that means the comments should alternate with premature defense and attacks on his character over an uncomfirmed incident.  

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TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:57 pm
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Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Until anyone reaches superstardom like Kobe has, then you can't really comment one way or the other. Essentially, Kobe does what he does to be safe, yes, even at church. He has every right as a human being to privacy and whatever steps he takes to accomplish this is no one else's business. Kobe is a target, period. He has to watch out for everyone, including people making frivolous wrist injury claims like this one. If he bring five bodyguards to church, then he bring five bodyguards to church. The man is worth million upon millions of dollars. You have to protect the asset.



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Here's a question. Doesn't Bryant have protection, in terms of bodyguards? Wouldn't they be the best to take care of this situation?
Other than a devout mobster, who would take their bodyguard to church?



Kobe: Since you were in church at the time, perhaps that would have been a good opportunity for you to forgive this guy. Just sayin'.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Yea well Kobe was within his right.  If your sitting in church and someone is taking photos of you  - You can go over  and tell them to knock it off.  Why not?  



Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

turn your phone off in the first place and nothing will happen



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

ouch my wrist!!!! oh i am gonna sue you buddy!!!! i am gonna sue you!!

I'm sure a bribe from Kobe will cure that wrist very quickly.  If Kobe declines...How long before the "victims" lawyer holds a press conference.





Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

JJwins, what a stupid comment. Are you related to the guy from Norway?



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

ouch my wrist!!!! oh i am gonna sue you buddy!!!! i am gonna sue you!!



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

LOL!



Since: Nov 5, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

I know Kobe Bryant is gonna be one of the best Basketball players to ever play the game but if your taking pictures at church obviously your not there for the right reason anyway. Ask him for his autograph after the service im sure he wouldnt mind.


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