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Vanessa Bryant, the wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant, filed for divorce Friday afternoon, citing “irreconcilable differences.” They were married 10 and a half years.
Sources say that Vanessa decided to end the marriage because she thinks the Los Angeles Lakers guard has been unfaithful … and not for the first time.
As one source close to Vanessa put it, “She’s been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she’s finally had enough.”
… contrary to news reports about Kobe Bryant’s wealth — the BBaller’s net worth is approximately $150 million.
NBA Players Soundoff On Who Would Win 1 on 1 Kobe Bryant Or LeBron James
Now that the negotiations between NBA owners and players has reached a lock out Kobe Bryant is looking to put together a tour that may have him heading to one of his biggest markets, China. Since the NBA owners say they are losing money and want a larger share of the league’s $4 billion revenue Kobe Bryant and other high profile stars like Derrick Rose are in the early negotiation stages for a potential exhibition tour of China if the lock out continues for an extended period.
While Bryant acknowledged the outburst earlier today and said in a statement it did “not reflect my feelings toward the gay and lesbian communities,” he failed to apologize or to take full responsibility for the homophobic slur. This afternoon, the NBA and Commissioner Stern issued a strong condemnation of Bryant’s action and in an unprecedented move, fined the Lakers’ superstar $100,000. “We applaud Commissioner Stern and the NBA for not only fining Bryant but for recognizing that slurs and derogatory comments have no place on the basketball court or in society at large, “ said Joe Solmonese, HRC President. “We hope such swift and decisive action will send a strong and universal message that this kind of hateful outburst is simply inexcusable no matter what the context.”
Tiger Woods has dropped into a tie with Kobe Bryant as the favorite American sports star. Woods had held the position alone since 2006, but the Los Angeles Lakers guard moved up from 4th last year to grab a share of the top spot. LeBron James dropped from 3rd to 6th in the Harris Interactive survey conducted online from June 14-21. Retired NBA star Michael Jordan fell from 2nd to 7th.