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Originally posted 02/15/2012 10:15AM
It was a successful Valentine's Day both on and off the court for Kobe Bryant – apparently!
The basketball star, 33, was photographed kissing his estranged wife Vanessa Bryant, who filed for divorce in December, on his way to the locker room after the Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, reports TMZ.com.
Was he just full of love after his big victory?
Just weeks ago, Vanessa Bryant was awarded sole ownership of the couple's three Newport Beach homes, reportedly worth $18.8 million, in their divorce settlement.
Originally posted 02/11/2012 12:30PM
Before Friday night's big game between the L.A. Lakers and the New York Knicks, Kobe Bryant told reporters he didn't know the Knicks hot new point guard Jeremy Lin.
But that changed sometime between the 38 points Lin scored for his teammates and their 92-85 victory over the Lakers.
So who is the man showing up Kobe on the court? PEOPLE.com breaks down five things to know about Lin, the 23-year-old breakout NBA star.
Originally posted 01/21/2012 07:45PM
The divorce between L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa has taken another step towards completion with the couple initiating a voluntarily distribution of their assets.
In property records obtained by the Los Angeles Times, it is shown that the pair's three mansions have been transferred to Vanessa's sole ownership.
Located in tony Newport Beach, Calif., the homes are valued at a $18.8 million.
Originally posted 01/19/2012 06:00AM
Rihanna had a prime seat after making a late arrival at a party for L.A. Clippers star Chris Paul and his new shoe line: She grabbed Kobe Bryant's table!
The R&B star, who was recently spotted at a Clippers game, arrived just as Bryant was leaving the bash, which was held at Greystone Manor in Los Angeles. But she and her girlfriends were there in time to enjoy several tunes before the club closed.
As for the newly-single Bryant, he headed to the party after flying back to town from Salt Lake City, where his team, the Lakers, played the Utah Jazz. And once inside, he stuck to his table – secluded behind the deejay booth and across the room from Paul.
But he didn't go unnoticed: At one point, Jamie Foxx jumped in the deejay booth, grabbed the mic and teased Bryant, saying, "Isn't this a Clipper party?"
– Carlos Greer
Originally posted 12/26/2011 12:30PM
It was a courtside Christmas for celebrities in California! Kanye West, Megan Fox and Adam Levine (to name a few) came out to the Staples Center to watch the L.A. Lakers-Chicago Bulls matchup.
Despite battling both a wrist injury and the hype surrounding his impending divorce, Lakers star Kobe Bryant, 33, scored a team-leading 28 points in L.A.'s first game of the NBA season.
But it was also Bryant who had what would have been a game-winning shot blocked in the final seconds, allowing the Bulls to win by a single point.
Originally posted 12/22/2011 03:15PM
Kobe Bryant may be going through a tough separation from Vanessa Bryant, his wife of a decade, but don't expect his fans to be sympathetic, says retired NBA star Charles Barkley.
"I really like Kobe; I wish him all the best," Barkley, 48, said Tuesday on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. "But of course the fans are cruel. They're going to be shouting stuff at him. He's going to have to deal with that."
The tartness, Leno points out, could stem from Bryant's alleged infidelities.
"That's never good for a team," Barkley says of the gossip. "I'm just telling you, that's never positive."
Originally posted 12/16/2011 07:40PM
Kobe Bryant, it seems, is soon to be a free agent.
The Los Angeles Lakers star's wife of 10 years, Vanessa, filed for divorce Friday in Orange County, Calif., a source confirms to PEOPLE. Vanessa cites irreconcilable differences, and is seeking spousal support and shared custody of their two daughters, Natalia Diamante, 8 next month, and Gianna Maria-Onore, 5½.
Bryant, 33, and his soon-to-be ex-wife, 29, married in April 2001, when Bryant was just 22 and she was 18.
Originally posted 09/23/2009 06:15PM
As Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom prepare for their last-minute wedding, slated for Sunday in Los Angeles, invited guests are also busily buying gifts and ensembles for the star-studded ceremony.
PEOPLE confirms the guest list includes Ryan Seacrest, Odom's L.A. Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant, reality TV star-jewelry designer Brittny Gastineau, TV personality Lala Vasquez, and publicists Simon Huck and Jonathan Cheban, who are developing a reality show about public relations with Khloe's older sister Kim.
Originally posted 10/27/2008 04:15PM
Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Michael Phelps and Tony Hawk are rockin' out Tom Cruise style in a new ad. The athletes reenact the actor's classic Risky Business dance scene – the one in which he parades around a button-down shirt and white socks – for a commercial for Guitar Hero World Tour edition. The spot, directed by Brett Ratner, features the four sports legends jamming to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll." Bryant sings the lead, A-Rod and Phelps are on guitar, and Hawk skateboards onto the scene with a drum set. Bryant really gets into it and even the normally coy Phelps gets loose. – Jessica Herndon
Originally posted 05/01/2006 06:00PM
Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, welcomed their second child on Monday in Orange County, Calif., the Associated Press reports.
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