Kobe Bryant Countersues to Keep High School Jerseys

Last week, we learned that Kobe Bryant’s mom was trying to sell off her son’s old Lower Merion jerseys, among other memorabilia, in the hopes of cashing out and moving to Nevada. Upon learning that his old stuff was being put on the block (“Mom! That’s my stuff!“), Bryant filed a cease-and-desist letter, prompting the guy trying to sell the stuff on behalf of Bryant, West Berlin, NJ-based auctioneer Ken Goldin, to file a lawsuit.

Now, Kobe’s counter-suing, claiming his mother knows very well that the jerseys aren’t hers to sell.

On the day the suit was filed, Kobe Bryant says in his response, he received a call from his mother.

“I confronted her about her false statement that I had given my memorabilia to her,” he wrote.

“I said to her, ‘Mom, you know I never told you that you could have the memorabilia.’

“Her response was, ‘Yes, but you never said you wanted it either.’ Of course, this is untrue, since my wife and I requested that she return my memorabilia several years earlier.”

Also revealed in the court filing: Kobe owns a Teen Choice Award Surfboard and he wants to keep that too. [Inquirer]