One of the greatest joys in the world is being a parent. Watching our kids grow up and develop into successful young men and young women is one of lives greatest joys. Being a parent is also one of the toughest jobs in the world. Working hard and long hours for our kids so that they can have many of the things that we didn’t have growing up. That is why I don’t understand the drama that is surrounding Kobe Bryant and his mother Pamela Bryant. Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementos from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant filed a cease-and-desist order on the auction house his mother hired to sell his stuff. I really don’t like this story. I believe that this is a story of bad financial planning and poor money management on his mothers part. Pamela Bryant, wanted to auction it off for an expected $1.5 million so she could use the money to buy a house in Nevada.
This whole story is about m0ney. I agree that Kobe would not have gotten to the level of success that he has without his parents support. But isn’t that what our parents are suppose to do? Give our kids the support that they need to achieve their dreams and goals? Not for their benefit when they have made a name for themselves and are worth millions of dollars. Just like any one else, I would make sure that I provided my parents with the best that money could buy. But that doesn’t mean give them everything that they want. What if the tables where turned and she was the millionaire and Kobe was asking her for money? I know as a parent she would have help her child but would make him stand on his own to feet and give him some tough love.
This family feud may not be any of our business back it sure does look bad. Kobe’s on one side with his sister who have had conversations with their mother about Kobe and money. His mother, father, and grandmother are on the other side saying that it is their stuff. It is a sad situation when a parent and child who have been though so much together have to end up in court over money. I know that people will say he has enough money and that’s his mother, why doesn’t he just give her some. But what happens when she wants more money? Every time she needs or wants money is she gonna take him to court for some of his old stuff? I really hope that she is prepared for the trouble that this has caused between them two because believe me it ain’t over yet.