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Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

Posted on: January 20, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver kobe-bryant-vanessa-bryant

It's a good thing this guy practically lives in the gym.

We noted earlier this week that Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant was set to lose a reported $75 million in a divorce settlement with wife Vanessa. TMZ.com reports Friday that the settlement will give Vanessa all three of the Bryants' homes.
Vanessa scored a clean sweep, snagging all three of the former couple's mansions in the Newport Beach area. Vanessa gets the estate the couple was living in, the estate her mom is living in, and she gets the new estate that had been under construction for 2 years and was just completed.
The Bryants, who have two young daughters, announced that they were filing for divorce in December and they did not have a prenuptial agreement in place.  

In a prepared statement issued to the media in December, a representative of the Bryant said: "The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012." 

According to Basketball-Reference.com, Bryant has earned more than $196 million in salary during his NBA career. Bryant is on the books for $25 million for the 2011-2012 season, tops in the NBA according to Forbes.com, and has an additional $57 million owed to him in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 combined. SI.com reports that Bryant makes at least $10 million per year in off-court endorsements.
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Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:45 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

damn Kobe you are an idiot.  Either A) WHY did you guys get divorced?!?! She stuck with you through all that Colorado BS.  B) Why did you get married in the first place?!?!?!?!

All kidding aside, same thing happend to Michael Jordan (although I think his was over $150 million).  In all fairness this is not much money to these guys as they will be making millions upon millions of dollars yearly for the rest of their lives. 



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:33 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

Any professional athlete who gets married, without a prenup is a total idiot, it is way too easy for these women to have nothing, hook a star athlete, put up him them for a few years, then leave the marriage with more money than they ever could have made for themselve in a lifetime, it's disgusting



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:20 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

Well Idon't know why people are dwelling on the fact she gets the three houses that just means she gets less cash as the earnings get divided in half.  On top of that everyone has been losing money on real estate these days so if valuations are based on anything other than current market prices he might have pulled a fast one.  Those houses are worth less than when they were bought, just look at the haircuts TMZ reports almost weekly!
On top of that she didn't have to prove infidelity the rules are after 10 years of marriage things get split in California so paying for a crazy lawyer makes no sense any competent one can work out what half is.



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:58 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

thats all ya got cdn boy? pleeease! oh right that is p l e a s e



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:55 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

a typical woman.  gold digger FN slut.  i don't care if he cheated or not, she doesn't deserve all of that. 




Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:50 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

I'm not a fan of Kobe's since a year ago when he proclaimed to be a big fan of Michael Vick

You're an idiot



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:49 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

i hate gold diggers... she knew kobe couldnt keep the black mamba in his shorts. now shes gonna take the dude for what hes worth. athletes are dumbasses for marrying and shes just another hollywood gold digging ho'



Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:42 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

why didnt kobe just give her the landscaping company, to keep ll her illegal relatives employeed, throw her a burrito and cerveza, and a bottle of tequilla and call it a day?

King, why do you even try? Bigoted loser. BTW, it's "employed" and "tequila." You're welcome.



Since: Sep 28, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:42 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

I agree that he is a dumbass cheater who should have taken it in the shorts for what he did...but as a man and a rational human being, how is awarding one spouse ALL 3 homes considered fair?? Don't really consider the Mrs much of a victim here either....she married the guy for his money.....and that's exactly what she is getting.



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:38 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant loses 3 houses in divorce

why didnt kobe just give her the landscaping company, to keep ll her illegal relatives employeed, throw her a burrito and cerveza, and a bottle of tequilla and call it a day?


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