By now you’ve probably heard the pretty sad story that involved the Mother of Kobe Bryant attempting to auction off her son’s memorabilia.
Pamela Bryant, in conjunction with Goldin Auctions, planned to sell off over 100 items both from Kobe’s pro and high school career, something the Black Mamba wasn’t okay with. The fourteen time NBA All-Star attempted to put a legal stop to the auction and just a week before the two sides were to go to trial in New Jersey, a settlement has been reached according to ESPN.
Per Darren Rovell:
Bryant and a company that was auctioning off the memorabilia reached a deal one week before the two sides were due to go to trial in New Jersey. The agreement allows the sale of six items, which Goldin Auctions president Ken Goldin told ESPN.com on Monday morning he is confident still can sell for more than $500,000 combined.
Both Joe and Pamela Bryant apologized to their son:
“We regret our actions and statements related to the Kobe Bryant auction memorabilia,” Joe and Pamela Bryant said in the statement provided by a publicist. “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.”