Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant

Kobe Bryant waved to fans as he and his wife Vanessa Bryant arrived for his guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Talk show in Hollywood on Thursday. The 39-year-old retired NBA legend wore a teal tailored suit while his wife, Vanessa, stayed warm in a green fur coat and black Christian Louboutin ankle boots. A large crowd of NBA fans gathered outside the studios to watch the Bryants arrive.

Kobe told Kimmel that he initially planned to use his speech at his jersey ceremony to send a message to his daughters Natalia, 14, and Gianna, 11. But his speech didn’t go as planned because the girls were more interested in meeting the celebrities at the Warriors vs Lakers game.

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant

“When I was thinking about, ‘What am I going to say?’ I figured at this moment in time is when I have their undivided attention,” Kobe said. “When I’m at home and I’m talking to them, they’re not listening to a word I have to say. But now, in front of thousands of people, they have to pay attention. So, therefore, I’m going to talk to them about hard work, and they can’t just roll their eyes at me. I have their undivided attention, so I stole that moment to teach them something. But they could care less. They met Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar and they’re like, ‘This night is awesome!'”

Photos by Hollywood To You / BACKGRID




  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    They really seem to have weathered that storm !! They look like lovebirds!!! Love it!

  • JRock

    Not a fan. He just always seemed beyond arrogant. However, after those rape allegations a few years back he seemed to stand still long enough to take a hard look at himself and how his alleged behavior may have impacted his family. He’s seems to be trying to be a better person, husband and father and that’s all any wife could ask for. Side pieces aside.

  • justlooking

    Love It. Always been a fan. ‘BLACK MAMBA”

  • justlooking

    That’s all one can do.

  • akuakokoblogspotcom

    Vanessa would have done reality tv if he didn’t embarrass her with the rape case!

  • siarasheree

    Does he even have a relationship with his own immediate family at this time? Are they still estranged? Does his parents have a relationship with their grandchildren? …thats all im wondering…

  • IamAllnatural

    He looks good in that suit from the neck down.

  • isaiit

    I love her style. I want the green coat ? and those boots

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    That was a cute story. He seems to have grown up nicely…finally. Good she stuck in there and seems happy….cause my mean ass would be addressed as EX Mrs. Bryant years ago.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    No… I wouldn’t either if I we’re him. They did him pretty dirty coming off entitled.. you can Google their story.

  • Uhhhhh

    This is why women should shame other women into leaving their men when he cheats! Just stick it out and he’ll grow out of it.

  • Uhhhhh

    Shouldn’t

  • IamAllnatural

    Or stick it out & he keeps doing it? Umm, no thanks I’d rather be single than worrying about a cheater.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Kobe looking all kinds of sexy. Retirement looks good on him.

  • gail jones

    That don’t look like love. It look like just what it is… There’s no prenup.

  • Allihave2say

    Vanessa is another woman who’s famous for achieving nothing other than being married to a famous black man. I just read an article where the commenters exclaimed that the black woman should return her famous husband’s name after the divorce because she’s getting famous off his name. I think it was Toya Wright and one other.

    Vanessa has shown no aspirations to be anything other than a kept wife. She never sought a degree or opened any businesses in her own name. She simply married well and has profited from the fame. I’m sure she gets all the perks. Hell I remember her getting so much sympathy for Kobe’s cheating ways women of all ilks were rooting for her to get what she deserves from the cheater. The same for Tiger Wood’s ex wife.

    Meanwhile Ciara can’t move on. Toya Wright can’t benefit. etc.

  • Allihave2say

    Yet he has funded Vanessa entire family’s lifestyle. Rumor has it that she was underaged with he had her and her family threatened to have him arrested so he married her without a prenup.

    His family was merely stating that he does so much for Vanessa’s family incomparison to how he provided for his own blood relatives. They got 70% and his family got 30% if we have to quantify his performance family wise.

  • Allihave2say

    Well…ain’t no lie told here.

  • IamAllnatural

    You can edit your comment to correct should.

  • Malcom Flex

    Another stuck SIMP. LOL.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He doesn’t owe either and can do what he wants with his money and for whoever he wants…its not for his family to entitle themselves to in my opinion. I hate when parents entitle themselves to their kid’s money like the kid asked to be here and owes them something. If he wanted to be single and blow it on strippers……his money. If money defines my relationship with my child, I’m a sorry ass parent to begin with.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    For some…not all but I get your point. I left a few to find the one who respects me and makes me at peace and happy…i didn’t have to settle so, there is a thin line for each individual. …so glad I didn’t settle

  • siarasheree

    Yeah ,, but i think its so sad that there is no relationship with his immediate family.. I understand the parents have tried to reach out to meet their grandchildren… I mean you only have one family.. .. but I guess… hopefully the family can mend the relationship one day..

  • cottonscandyheary

    She only got the ring because her daddy was going to send his ass to jai. Vanessa was only 15, when they started fucking and he knocked up her but the media skips over that.

  • cottonscandyheary

    If it wasnt for his parents his ass would not have what he has now. His father was the one that was on the basketball courts and took his stupid ass over seas.

  • hottlanta

    He doesn’t owe his parents or family nothing as if someone makes it they suppose to finance up. What kind of pimplogy nonsense.is that. I will tell everyone to keep their job while I get on my private jet. Time you make it they got all kinds of financial problems. Act as if I am dead go the bank, pay day loan, or pole and do whatever you have to do and leave me alone. Any money I LOAN you, I want you to SIGN promissory note to pay me back in 30 days. MY money is my money and not yours. You won’t have me on Judge Mathis talking about I am mom/dad/ or family member and I can’t understand why I have to pay them back. No entitlement funds outta me.

  • Allihave2say

    Exactly. She was hot thotting early and he was pedo-peeping her. However, Vanessa never bothered to do anything with all the opportunities that she had other than to dress up, have babies and spend his money. If she was black people would be treating her very different. Yes I’m playing the race card.

  • Allihave2say

    In your mind paying hush money to keep the in-laws from talking about his pedi-peeping Vanessa at 15 is better than helping the family who raised and supported him until he made it big. Got it.

  • hottlanta

    If it was meant for him to be where he is today it wouldn’t matter whose sperm or vagina it was nothing will stop that. His dad did what he was supposed to do. If he was looking for a financial windfall out of his son to take care of him he was pimping his son. We teach our kids to take care of themselves not us. We set the example by taking care of ourselves. My Lil Hots are doing quite well and I am not raging them about remember that time I changed your diaper and wiped your behind you would have had a bad rash so you owe me. They owe me nothing but be productive citizens making a positive contribution to society and staying off Maury Povich looking for their 6th baby daddy. It is up to me to live/create my full life not for my kids to create it for me.

  • hottlanta

    Camille still looking for Bill to grow out of it after 40 years. Now it is stuck to him like glue. I be dayum if I sit by and wait for my husband to finally grow up and be a man. Then when he does them balls are old inflated /sunken tires and can’t even get up with a pump and I am supposed to be satisfied he finally stop going out trying to sex everything. He stopped going OUT because his balls stopped pumping UP. I will trade them balls in and keep it moving.

  • the guest

    SPEAK!!!!

  • the guest

    They didn’t like Vanessa. Didn’t attend the wedding. Never let up their hatred. Then they tried to sell off his memorabilia gifted to them. He said publicly he was hurt by all of it. His parents played themselves. All they had to was be polite and courteous and proud. And they chose to hate and lose.

  • You Could Never

    Where are we getting this from? Vanessa was a senior in high school when she met Kobe. Not 15. They got married and were married for at least a year or two before she had a baby. Plenty of black ball players wives marry young, early. I look at her the same as say a Savannah James. Childhood sweethearts. Bc in essence Vanessa and Kobe could have been classmates. He just turned 39. She is 35 almost 36. Nobody dated a senior when they were a freshman? I dont even like these folks. Matter of fact as a basketball fanatic I hate him. He fukks white bitches whose ass is bleeding in their ass some more. What is there to like. But damn it they still together.

  • the guest

    Her smile screams Glad I stuck this out! Vanessa is very obvious with her gloating.

  • India

    That’s individualistic while her family is communal. Black folks stay thinking it’s about being owed something. It’s strange that he doesn’t even have a relationship with his sisters it’s not just the parents. Plus those items were gifts once I give someone a gift I can’t control how it’s used. Kobe is selfish and has always been which is why he’s always had issues with teammates and such. I have a dysfunctional relationship with my mom but I still pay her light bill even if we don’t speak. I owe her because she gave me life if nothing else. My mom is a way better grandparent than parent why would I deprive her or my kids of that. He’s a simp. He hurt over material possessions that stupid. He was looking for any reason cause he knew no one liked his wife. He’s a no backbone weasel.

  • bhavana

    Working is overrated. I’d definitely get a college degree, but if my husband earned the money that Kobe did, I’d keep my tail at home raising my kids. She’s doing what many of us wish we could.

  • hottlanta

    I stand by what said. A light bill really. I have sent GrandHots on vacations, PAID her for keeping my kids and while she did that paid her bills so she could enjoy the money. Paid credit cards and gave her my entire tax refund and the list goes on. Good for you but when the relationship is based on how much money I can get from you each time we talk instead of just having a straight conversation of love that is dysfunctional and pimping. I do and have done a lot for BigHots because she had gotten quite arrogant like I was supposed to because she gave me life. I had to scale back because she was making my money her money. If I did for someone else she would complain but if I did for her she was happy. Wouldn’t give me a nice compliment or a how you doing conversation to save her life and each time we talked it was about a bill that needed to be paid. I had to stop because I was her husband without the penis. I cut back on the money we have different conversations now. I did all of that for her and when I got laid off my job she didn’t not one time ask me DO YOU NEED ANYTHING scared I might say I need something. Is that a loving mother since you are trying to say those who don’t help their parents are not loving kids. I closed down the bank and me/blood pressure is much better off. Sometimes you have to selfish to keep your sanity because when you are a free spirit no one’s respect you.

  • Allihave2say

    Perhaps but if she needed to leave him she’d be depending on his money and not her own. Look at Lost Larsa.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    In my mind, I’m not assuming his parents side of the story is all there is to the rift between them. His momma was selling his memorabilia he had in their house. There is so much more than his parents trying to count his money. But in your mind, it’s cool to initiate a problem with your child over their money. Got it

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    So? That means he owes them money? I’m not a great mother to the kid’s I chose to have so they can pay me back later. My parents don’t expect that from me and I won’t from my kids. I want people to do because they want to, not because Im an obligation to them.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I understand his momma we selling his stuff without his permission. I hope for forgiveness too but it’s not just one way.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Applause.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Dont you hate when people jump on your font just to disagree and argue with you? F$#ing annoying.

  • gail jones

    Disgustingly so. And HE IS NOT HAPPY!

  • bhavana

    That’s why I mentioned getting a degree. A woman always needs a safety net.

  • Hater

    He fukks white bitches whose ass is bleeding in their ass some more…
    ____
    LOL ? ? ?

  • Hater

    Yep, Pippens estranged wife be thotting it up allover LA, with nann to show but ‘em kids in tow…

  • India

    What I was referencing was material things aren’t a reason to X out your family. If he stated the relationship wasn’t unhealthy and abusive. I wasn’t trying to get into a back and forth about what I do for my mother. I’m saying sometimes it’s onesided. My Boundary is the light bill I can do more but don’t. I don’t want being selfish and taking away my relationship. Things can be repaired but if he hangs on material stuff that’s what people depend on. At the end of the day we have different perspectives.

  • You Could Never

    I agree

  • You Could Never

    Vanessa’s Mexican ass daddy won’t gonna do shit

  • BrittBrat2005

    Yup while she sitting at home, she could get a online degree from plenty Universities to fall back on. I would hell I would even go to the college part time. But online would be her best bet for she can keep up with Kobe(Cheater).. Lol

  • BrittBrat2005

    And Kobe parents didn’t want him to marry her. I wonder why???!!

  • BrittBrat2005

    More like she probably started selling it out been hurt by her son… People attend to do stupid stuff outta hurt. I’m pretty sure that’s how she felt. Not saying what she did is right.

  • hottlanta

    Thank you. Kids are not born with a job description to take care of us. The parents has the job description to take care of them.

  • You Could Never

    I don’t think it’s all about Vanessa either. I think his family was mad at him for being dumb and marry the first piece of good poon he came across. His dad played ball. I’m sure they were disappointed bc they taught him much better. I think they distanced themselves as another lesson to him and it backfired. They never thought it would come to this. I would sell his little hard headed ass shit too. Tf this look like? You can more than afford a storage unit son. Foh. Said they called him. He ain’t call back. Don’t storage place sell your stuff it’s been there a long time?

  • hottlanta

    I love a difference of opinion. Talking about we a communal people. That is why some of us have 2 bedrooms,1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 living room and 7 Mercedes in the driveway because adults don’t want to leave home and be self sufficient. Damn shame before someone goes to work somebody got to get up and move their car out the driveway so you can leave. Come on we all know some families just like that.

  • You Could Never

    Bc they had taught him about gold diggers and his silly ass fell for the okey doke and he married her. No prenup.

    Same money he was trying to keep them from he now stuck with her. He got some kids. They are beauties too. But look at him. Someone Said below he looks miserable. And He do. Good for him.

  • You Could Never

    He also was touted when he came on scene as Jellybean’s son. Kobe daddy was the first Lavar Ball. Agree with this too.

  • hottlanta

    If they don’t like his wife he is doing what a man/HUSBAND does putting her first. How many women wish they had a man to fight for them. They don’t have to like her but they have to respect the relationship. I am like that about my kids if my family or anyone shows their behind to me and mine’s we are out and my Lil Hots will tell you I told them that if anyone disrespects you cut them loose. Families don’t get a pass. My mom is controlling, selfish and overbearing. She used to come to my house and try to run my house. I told her if she can’t come to my house and sit in the chair and act like a guest she was no longer welcomed in my house. I refused to be an adult reduced to a child, especially in MY house. Does that means I don’t love her NO. But I had to make some relationship boundaries arrangements to let her know I didn’t like the way she was treating me that was unacceptable. Because she felt because she was mom she could do what she wanted to do and say what she wanted to say and you are suppose to take it. She had to change because the family stopped coming around her. Now that she has gotten older and sick it has hit her that could die alone not because we don’t love her but because of how she treated people in the family. I don’t jockey for position in Lil Hots life and their mates. My job is DONE!!!! It is all about respect.

  • hottlanta

    Yep I remember that. I don’t blame Kobe. Hammer got broke trying to take care of family/friends I guess he said hell naw. Glad I don’t have mama entitlement syndrome with my kids.

  • justlooking

    I agree with you 50 percent. I fuccks with him based in his skill set. PERIOD

    its plenty of men out here married to black woman busting other ashes wide open. Like you said he stayed.

  • pure_rachet

    I respect your opinion. I worked in LA where he lived while he practiced and played and walked right by my desk several times a day. His assistant drove his ferrari daily. She was finer than his wife, had more ass and was very familiar. He made it clear he was flucking with any WHITE baddie.

  • the guest

    Vanessa wasn’t 15 but there was a window in their relationship when she was a legally a minor and Kobe legally an adult and her parents leveraged the threat of statutory rape into marriage for their daughter.

    It was also cultural as Mexicans are generally marriage minded and if Kobe was sleeping with their daughter, then her father felt Kobe should marry her.

    The black community doesn’t culturally mandate marriage for men sexually active with their daughters. So it appears unfair and forced that Vanessa’s family mandated Kobe marry their daughter.

    After his rape allegation, he has essentially bought his wife’s and his wife’s family’s forgiveness a billion times over. Her family’s priorities are marriage and security because Vanessa’s choices reflect that.

  • the guest

    Yes he was. They basically extorted Kobe. He was a kid but legally an adult sleeping with their legally still a minor daughter. He threatened statutory rape charges and leveraged marriage and security for his daughter and family.

    This was common in the old days. Men couldn’t just go around sleeping with people’s daughters. They had to buy the cow if they wanted to keep getting milk. It was common for men to go to jail for statutory rape if they didn’t make honest women out of girls.

  • the guest

    You are correct. But in some cultures, being a married homemaker and mother is success.

  • smartchickfl

    ??

  • Smith Jane

    Exactly

  • Smith Jane

    A degree doesn’t have the same value it did 20+ years ago. A lot of students are in debt with no job in sight.

  • justlooking

    So what, why would she work? Having a career or busting your ass has never kept a man happy or convinced him to stay, or say this sister is a keeper.

    Should I name names?

    The hardest working and the baddest and finest in game.(to many) Husband was a habitual cheater.

  • justlooking

    Laura Govan go a masters. What she doing?
    Trickn

  • justlooking

    He has kept her entire family up. Houses cars etc.

    Them girls look like supa models.

  • justlooking

    It depends..in south in many familes. It is expected that if you of age and you sleeping with a man, you should get married.

    Kobe had been takung care of her family prior to “rape”.

  • Indies beauty

    Lol at his daughters reaction. Duh… what he think?

  • free

    Wellll…. *dropping three nickels in the collection plate….*

  • free

    Count Chocula has always been low-key. I have not seen or heard of her ever aside from her being at the games. She is not profiting off his name nor has she ever. She is his wife since high school and she didn’t have to get pregnant first to have him. She ain’t gotta do shyt but take care of her girls. The only reason I don’t like K is I heard he dirty-dogged his own family…but that’s on him and not her.

  • tt

    Alright Vanessa you and your idiot family got y’all money… Now be a real women and encourage your unhappy husband to mend his family ties.. That’s if you understand what being a real women is.

  • txgrits

    You want her to be more than on woman?? I guess real women don’t know how to spell…

  • Nina Ross

    Where are his parents!? Grandmother?? Sisters???

  • bhavana

    I’d rather be out there pounding the pavement looking for a job with a degree instead of just a high school diploma. The healthcare field is booming and the pay is decent.

  • Allihave2say

    Ion’t like him either. She does reap the benefits of their marriage.

  • Allihave2say

    It isn’t about keeping a man and if that’s your focus of purpose then you are sadly misled. It’s about building something of worth for yourself.

  • Allihave2say

    Oh.

  • Allihave2say

    I get that she was young when he wifed her and cheated all over the globe on her. Unless she has an IQ of 75 or below she sees women making money moves in Cali, Lisa Vanderpump and even Kim K has her own business dynasties. If Larsa was smart, since she’s back home she get some money that Scottie signs over to her to start two business with at least 5 years funding to hold her up and build some wealth. It seems obvious that she wants to leave him but that prenup is a grip. A good lawyer, CPA and a check free and clear could give her freedom.

  • justlooking

    Well the subject at hand was Vanessa Bryant and having her own. So inthe case, its a non factor. Material items and men and people come and go.

  • Allihave2say

    Yes indeed. This women need to read the wills and see what they get when their husband’s die so they are on the streets. I met a woman many years ago at a yard sale. She was middle eastern. Her husband was self employed and she never dabbled in his business knew nothing about it. He suddenly died. Her 3 daughters were leeches and lazy high school drop outs because Dad allowed it and they had money.

    The business fell apart. There was no life insurance. They were selling assets to stay afloat. I gave her some FREE business advise on how to recover. She did nothing. Her house went into foreclosure. Her daughters went to welfare and she went to stay with family. #theculture

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I bet he wishes he made her sign a prenup. He probably miserable taking care of her and her extended family. Clown played himself.

  • tt

    Lolol right “woman” my bad I guess that’s what I get for trying to be petty

  • Karen Brady

    Chuckling

  • free

    As all wives do and should. Marriage is work.

  • Allihave2say

    My issue of contention earlier was the complaints about black women who reap the benefits of marriage to famous wealthy black men vs white women and what is considered social acceptable in the dichotomy.

  • OP2

    Exactly. It still exists in among certain Conservative families with values in the south. Unfortunately, a number of Black folks from wherever or however they grew up will never know or see that this still holds true.

  • OP2

    Well, that depends on the type of Black family. There are still Black families who have their pride, dignity & family value and expect a man dating their daughters to be upstanding and worthwhile (a well-rounded; hardworking, ambition, responsible & marriage material).

    The same holds true for a female that the son is thinking about introducing to the family. She too should be a worthwhile individual with solid career goals who come from a good family who loved & raised her well with good moral values.

    All Black families are not the same nor do they hold the same private and moral values. Otherwise, we wouldn’t see so many dysfunctional Blacks carved out into a segment of the Black community.

    -too bad a number of Black folks have been manipulated & programmed to think and behave differently via negative music/media & videos designed to do just that (make Black folks more dysfunctional so that they will behave their way to all types of negative statistics and remain at the bottom of totem pole in society).

  • Nathan Hastings

    He fucked that white bitch in the ass without protection. Nasty

  • the guest

    The south has among the highest rates of black oow children. Perhaps conservative bible belt whites mandate marriage but not southern black folks.

  • the guest

    Exactly what I said. The black community doesn’t mandate marriage for men s-exually active with their daughters.

  • the guest

    The black community needs to go back to old fashioned vales protective of daughters. If a man want to sleep with and live a woman, that man should be marrying that woman. But there are no fathers to stand up for the dignity of daughters in black community.

  • OP2

    Disrespectful spectator at best. He fell in love with her when she was still a virgin in high school. Kobe is the only man that she has ever known. In time, he married her. -she was a minor child and was a young man.

    How can you expect a child to think like all the negative BS you’re putting out there? -she married Kobe when she was just a teenager. If she had gone to college, I doubt that they would still be married.

    That man chose to love and marry the woman he wanted to be with and have children with. -the rest is BS.

    Many females have humiliated themselves or probably done unimaginable things believing that it would spice up their relationship in order keep a man from straying. They’ve usually ended up disappointed; humiliated, hurt & probably regretting that they allowed their bodies & dignity to be abused and exploited like that while that man moves onto other females. -that behavior will not keep a man.

    A man cannot be stolen or kept by any female. He is with that woman or wife because that is where he wants to be. It’s about how well two people are emotionally connected with a higher level of respect for one another.

  • the guest

    You see that too? She’s always gloating. She’s very proud of him being stuck for life. He literally can never leave her unless he has a major metaphysical shift and takes a vow of poverty and lives off the grid. I’m exaggerating but not too much. She could take nearly everything.

  • the guest

    I did not disagree and did not deserve to be trolled or referenced with a curse word and insult for respectfully sharing my opinion. Especially when I agreed with you but explained what happened. Kobe has been vocal about his hurt over his parents not attending his wedding. People take their wedding day very seriously. That’s where the estrangement started.

  • OP2

    True. However, since all Black families are not created equally because they do not have the same family values or efforts in raising their children, it will be forever up to each individual family members and trusted circle of worthwhile friends to keep encouraging each other and younger generation on self-respect, personal accountability, dignity and self-esteem in knowing that they are special and have a family name and values to uphold.

    -oftentimes, those kids are told by those raising them well that they are better than that to instill a sense of dignity when they are out there thinking about bringing shame to themselves or their family. How else do you go on to make something good of yourselves if you are just another follower instead of taking a stand and having a good mind of your own to follow?

    Kids who often learn to be strong-minded have a running thought of knowing it is better to surround themselves with other positive individuals who will help lift them up & encourage them to reach higher heights or goals in life. People who don’t really love your or have your best interest at heart will want to give you bad advice & encourage you to do wrong with them in order drag you down & ruin your life too. -it is harder to reprogram the minds of a community vs individuals and head of households to show them how to push the reset button on their dysfunctional family or personal behavior in order to forever change how their children & grandchildren will turn out. ijs

  • OP2

    I see individuals who belong to their own unique family versus “The Black community.” We are individuals who belong to a family not folks who can only operate like a field of cattle. -you can’t change a whole community because a community is made up of individuals who belong to the people who help raise them up or (in most cases) drag them down.

    The Black community didn’t raise me, my parents nor my children. Individual family members or foster care usually raise a child or children in the household. What people choose to have and listen to in their home in per family. Not everyone is conservative & respectful in raising their children well nor do they draw the line as to what is acceptable music, videos, shows or conversations in their home. Even worse, a number of Black children tend to fail or do no excel in academics because that is not a top priority with their parents raising them.

    -compare that to those children whose parents make education #1 and have evening conversations to enquire about the kids upcoming projects, grades received, help needed to understand homework or how they day went at school, etc..

  • gail jones

    That shoulda showed Nassa something right then.

  • gail jones

    Agreed!

  • gail jones

    Then again you know good and well she thought she was better than black women, until he fü??ê? that dry pioneer looking white woman. Complete HUMILIATION! But that extra ring made it all better (which didn’t look any better than the pink ice I wore in middle school). I guess this new baby is a display of the continuance of their ‘strong’ love, but the only thing she did was give him something he already has two of. With all that money she’s playing with, the least thing she could’ve done was seen a fertility specialist, and gotten ‘sex’ selection treatment, and given him a boy.

  • Malcom Flex

    He sure did, I remember that. He lucky not to have AIDS. He F’ed a white hoe who had barebacked 3 other males, thats the only reason he got away with raping, I mean, anal barebacking that hoe

  • Malcom Flex

    Mexican’s DGAF about BP they just want our money.

  • Malcom Flex

    The black family in the USA is DEAD. Only thing that’ll fix it is MARRIAGE. Wealth is primarily inherited from the father’s side of the family.

  • Malcom Flex

    Kobe is a SIMP. And yall BW cheerleading black males swirling are stuck on STUPID none of that money trickles down to your black azz, that includes Kanye.

  • cottonscandyheary

    His dad tried to stir him from that family, he went and got a 15 year old pregnant and had to hurry up and marry her. You need to ask the quesiton why noone talks about him dating and marrying an underage girl but they sure know how to bring up Marvin Gaye. If he can take care of some mexicans, he damn sure can take care of his parents. He got his talents from his daddy.

  • Allihave2say

    LOL this is sycophant bullsh1t at it’s finest. The Negro married this teenager because his pedophilloic arse knocked her up and her parents told im he had to marry her or sit in jail for statutory rape. Stop being weak.

  • Allihave2say

    LOL this is sycophant bullsh1t at it’s finest. The Negro married this teenager because his pedophilloic arse knocked her up and her parents told im he had to marry her or sit in jail for statutory rape. Stop being weak.

  • justlooking

    Exactly!

  • Coco_Butter

    Being married and having children with a rich man with no prenup is a better investment than a college degree. IMO

  • Coco_Butter

    Plus he wanted to paint a squeaky clean image of a good kid from a former pro ball player.

    They were calling him the next Michael Jordan.

    A statutory charge would derail all of that but it’s funny how he got a rape charge later when he did cultivate that image. The idiot

  • Coco_Butter

    And three kids for a nice child support addition to the alimony

  • OP2

    You are full of it! Kobe & Vanessa were engaged on her 18th BDay in April 2001. Their first child was not born until Jan. 2003. -get your facts right!

  • OP2

    Wrong! Perhaps, a number of Black families are just like any other ethnicity. Just like I said before, not all Black folks or their families are created equally. -those of us who come from Black families where generations of long-term marriages is very common and still prevalent today will know what that mean. Those are family specific.

    Those same families tend to be make the theme of their everyday life and family values to include being God-fearing and centered; along with encouraging each other to rise above the fray by staying out of trouble & away from losers to be able to focus on doing well in school and getting into good colleges instead of behaving one’s way into all the negative statistics which plagues a segment of the Black community.

    The Black community is made up of millions of individuals that belong to their specific functional or dysfunctional families. -can’t be worrying about the whole BIG community of 43million Black folks, if you are to remain focus on that which matters most: your own kinfolks and family values to be proud of and talk about who is doing or achieving what. ijs

  • OP2

    The Black community vs those who do not thinking of themselves or their household as ‘the Black community.’ -Individuals raise their children NOT some Black community. Those who possess the ability to block out the noise of others are able to raise their children better.

    It is true that a lot of Black folks behave like gregarious cattle. Hence, the notion of the Black community instead of seeing themselves as unique individuals with their own minds who have their own personal beliefs and good family values to share among new relatives.

    -unfortunately, that cattle mentality is why so many Blacks are stereotyped accurately because they cannot function unless they look to streets (Black community) for guidance instead of having good role models within their own household or family. Real change starts within the minds of individuals instead of being a bunch of followers (sheeples/cattle).

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    No, I don’t need to ask those questions and your timeline is off. If she was black, you wouldn’t care so much since you bringing up him taking care of some Mexicans.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    No it’s not. They didn’t just not show up for any reason so the estrangement was before then. If you are offended by my font in any way, please feel free to add me to your block list.

  • Karen Brady

    I’m not bro! NEVER!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    I agree with you here. Real talk. My money doesn’t support BM who market to me using their blackness and the new turns around and gives all the money collected from The black community to a non-black woman.

    I don’t hate the people who are in interracial relationships, I frown upon the relationship itself from a political standpoint.

    Ain’t nothing a black man married to a non-black woman can say or tell me about improving shyt about the black community.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    So when I look back, I don’t even think I was referencing you in my comment to Hotlanta but read it how you want.

  • Malcom Flex

    I don’t hate swirlers LOL on the contrary but brauds need to follow the money trail which they don’t. Where does the BM/BW’s big money go to? Back to black relatives? Or filling the accounts of others?
    Kobe making Mexican millionaires that brauds family living large same as OJ Simpson ex wife’s white family he set them up proper. Kanye…I don’t need to go on and on. FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL, BW! Why pay Lupe’s and Becky’s light bill and your lights cut off??

  • Malcom Flex

    He married under threat of statutory rape. Those Mexicans handled his dumb azz thats what happens when you go against your family who was helping you.

  • Malcom Flex

    The majority of black households are female lead with no legal financial support from the bio dad
    many in poverty struggling with go fund me’s and why you think so many young bw pro hoeing?!
    72% OWW rate. No money in the fam no legal daddy but you and yours are straight that’s all that counts, right, not the MAJORITY.
    How can a family grow a wealth legacy without marriage. I’ll wait. Bring reciepts, current ones not back in the olden days.
    Go to Baltimore it’s the future of our race. Only a small number of BP are living well period, about 1/4 the other 3/4 are struggling check to check.

  • Malcom Flex

    WORD
    >>It was also cultural as Mexicans are generally marriage minded and if Kobe was sleeping with their daughter, then her father felt Kobe should marry her.

    The black community doesn’t culturally mandate marriage for men sexually active with their daughters. So it appears unfair and forced that Vanessa’s family mandated Kobe marry their daughter.<<

  • BrittBrat2005

    I know right, I work with a lot Hispanic they all married before 18 and have three kids by time 20 so he knew what he was doing getting that money set up for them by threatening Kobe. When he knows damn well Hispanic they marry early in age and have kids. They grow up fast, accordingly from the ones I work with they say that’s how a lot Hispanic do… Here I am 30 years old non marry, no kids Lol!!!

  • yvette46

    He get on my nerves..

  • ShWa

    Preach!

  • ShWa

    IKTR

  • ShWa

    IKR!

  • OP2

    It all starts with the need for Black folks to play an active role in learning how to undo a dysfunctional mentality that has perpetuated for generation within each individual’s specific family. Every family is different.

    The problems in certain segment of the Black community is too complex for me most sane people to be bothered fixing. We are not responsible for raising other folks kids or trying to Re-raise dysfunctional Black adults who are determined to keep the status quo of their behavior.

    Difference in viewpoint. -Chicago, Baltimore, etc. are not my future nor does it reflect the mentality & behavior of my relatives. The rest of us realize that is who they and what they do, etc., NOT who or what I am. My “we” and “us” has to do with my family lineage and chosen friends. Those people have their own family and self to fix. If you lose focus of who you are and what you stand for with you and your family’s own personal goals in life, you will risk being dragged down to the gutters right along with those that you are striving to educate and pull up.

    Until then, two dysfunctional people with deep-seeded issues marrying will not save the day! -all I can say is that marriages and raising children well with a mind to go on and do the family proud is a priority and prevalent in certain Black families. I can’t speak for the complexity of other folks families & how they choose to think & behave in life. ijs

  • OP2

    It all starts with the need for Black folks to play an active role in learning how to undo a dysfunctional mentality that has perpetuated for generation within each individual’s specific family. Every family is different.

    The problems in certain segment of the Black community is too complex for me most sane people to be bothered fixing. We are not responsible for raising other folks kids or trying to Re-raise dysfunctional Black adults who are determined to keep the status quo of their behavior.

    Difference in viewpoint. -Chicago, Baltimore, etc. are not my future nor does it reflect the mentality & behavior of my relatives. The rest of us realize that is who they and what they do, etc., NOT who or what I am. My “we” and “us” has to do with my family lineage and chosen friends. Those people have their own family and self to fix. If you lose focus of who you are and what you stand for with you and your family’s own personal goals in life, you will risk being dragged down to the gutters right along with those that you are striving to educate and pull up.

    Until then, two dysfunctional people with deep-seeded issues marrying will not save the day! -all I can say is that marriages and raising children well with a mind to go on and do the family proud is a priority and prevalent in certain Black families. I can’t speak for the complexity of other folks families & how they choose to think & behave in life. ijs

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I would have one in place after what he did but compared to Kim and Kanye ?