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Parent’s of Kobe Bryant Settle Dispute with an Apology

Posted on August 23rd, 2013

Basketball star Kobe Bryant stood his ground during a family feud with his parents. When Bryant’s parents tried to sell a vast majority of Bryant’s memorabilia, the matter headed to Court. However, a settlement was reach between Bryant and his parents, Joe and Pamela, along with Goldin Auctions a week before trial.

Under the settlement, although less than 10 percent of what was originally was going to be auctioned off, Bryant will still part with six pieces of memorabilia, including his 2000 NBA All-Star game ring and his medallion and ribbon from a high school all-star game. Bryant’s parents contributed to the settlement with an apology.

An e-mailed statement from Bryant’s parents stated, “We regret our actions and statements related to the Kobe Bryant auction memorabilia. We apologize for any misunderstanding and unintended pain we have caused our son and appreciate the financial support he has provided over the years. We also apologize to Goldin Auctions for their inadvertent involvement in this matter and thank them for their assistance.”

Despite Goldin Auctions receiving fewer items than originally, they are happy with the memorabilia they will still be able to auction off.

Kenneth Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions noted, “We are very happy it settled and we are happy with the items.”

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