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Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are reconciling!

Vanessa Bryant was present at Kobe’s game last night as the Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks. Cameras spotted Vanessa and Kobe kissing (see the picture) – and now TMZ is reporting that the couple are reconciling.

TMZ broke the story … Vanessa filed for divorce in December, and they have already sealed the property settlement deal in which Vanessa got all 3 Newport Beach estates.

But sources told us at the time Vanessa filed … don’t be surprised if she goes back to Bryant.

And, although Kobe and Vanessa have submitted all the necessary docs to divorce, it doesn’t become final until mid-June, so there’s plenty of time to withdraw the papers.

FYI — we’re told Kobe and Vanessa are NOT living with each other … yet.

I hope they can work it out!


Posted Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 7:07am
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BREAKING: Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa are divorcing!

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant confirmed to THE INSIDER’s Kevin Frazier exclusively that she has filed for divorce.

The couple say “We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season, the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time.”

Not surprised.


Posted Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 5:17pm
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Kobe Bryant’s PSA: “Think before you speak”

Kobe Bryant, who was slapped with a $100,000 fine after calling an NBA official a “faggot”, joined the rest of his Lakers teammates in a new PSA urging people to “think before they speak”.

The basketball players say “Whether someone is different than you in race, ethnicity, political beliefs, religion or sexual orientation, words can be hurtful.”


Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 3:15pm
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Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for anti-gay slur

Kobe Bryant now has to pay for an “anti-gay” slur he made during the third quarter of a Tuesday night game against the San Antonio Spurs.

The NBA has fined Kobe $1000,000 for what it’s calling “inexcusable” homophobic language against a referee. Bryant told ESPN he’s going to appeal the fine, saying his comment was made in frustration during the heat of a game. NBA Comissioner David Stern says it doesn’t matter when the comment was made, “While I’m fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated.”

His apology isn’t enough. “The comment that I made, even though it was not meant as what it’s perceived to be, is nonetheless wrong,” Bryant said on ESPN radio.

The controversy comes at a time when the NBA was already planning a public service announcement campaign with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in order to present the league as being more “gay friendly.”

The announcement is set to air during the NBA Finals and part of the GLSEN’s “Think Before You Speak” campaign about anti-gay language.

“When it comes to homophobia, nothing surprises me,” said ESPN’s L.Z. Granderson, an openly gay sports writer.

“He finally apologized and that means he’s doing some listening,” Granderson said.

Sports blogger John Krolik said, “Kobe does have freedom of speech but freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences.”

Bryant seems to realize that now.

“There’s a lot of things that are being said that should not said,” Bryant said on ESPN Radio.

What do you think – does Kobe deserve to be fined?


Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 8:08am
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