Kobes Parents Vs. Vanessa the real Tea…..

Well if you didn’t know, Kobe wasn’t on speaking terms with his parents, reportedly since 2013.

According to Dailymail.com Kobes mother Pam and father Joe, sold his memorabilia to Goldin Auctions. The items had been gifted to his mother from Kobe, the items included jerseys, jackets, high school championship rings, trophies and other collectibles. Kobes mother reportedly collected $450,000 for the items.  Then she turned around and used to money to purchase a home. Kobe filed a lawsuit and regained his property for an undisclosed amount of money.

First of all, Kobe is worth $600 million dollars and has $3 Billion dollars in assets and you mean to tell me, his OWN mother had to auction something, because he wouldn’t voluntarily give it to her??? I don’t care what she did, thats his mother. I mean a few days to be upset or a month, thats understandable, but 7 years???

Reportedly, his sisters had issues with paying their college tuition.

In a longform piece written by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Kobe candidly discusses how his once close relationship with his parents soured after Kobe felt his parents were never satisfied with what he provided for them. He hasn’t spoken to them in years.

“Our relationship is shit,” he says. “I say [to them], ‘I’m going to buy you a very nice home, and the response is ‘That’s not good enough’?” he says. “Then you’re selling my shit?

Kobe also revealed the strain on the relationship he had with his sisters, Sharia and Shaya, after he claims they were relying too heavily on their brother providing for them instead of seeking out their own identities.

Kobe says his sisters, Sharia and Shaya, have learned to accept that Kobe has removed money from his relationships with them. “They’re very smart, college-educated [women],” Kobe says. “I’m really proud of them. They were able to get their own jobs, get their own lives, take care of themselves. Now they have a better sense of self, of who they are as people, instead of being resentful because they were relying on me.

“It was tough for me to do”

I want to start my saying “Kobe” was an amazing athlete and his work ethic was supernatural. The people he motivated and inspired is beyond measure.  I’m so sorry for his tragic death, the passing of his daughter and the 7 other people on board. But this is a teachable moment. Don’t let money or material things come between you and your family. Tomorrow is not promised and they could have had alot more memories together..

This reminds me of  a bible scripture Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Its in the Bible..

I thought, it might be to soon to write about this topic, but I really felt sorry for his family. I’m a person of character and that didn’t sit well with me.