Kobe Bryant Settles With Auction House After Spat With Mom

Source:  Susanna Kim / ABC News

An auction of Kobe Bryant memorabilia will move forward after the Los Angeles Lakers’ player reached a settlement with the auction house that was given the items by Bryant’s mother.

Ken Goldin, owner of Goldin Auctions in New Jersey, announced on Monday that his auction house reached  a settlement with Bryant for the sale of six items from his career to take place online from June 17 to July 19, as first reported by ESPN.

The auction was originally scheduled to take place three weeks earlier, but it was postponed after Bryant’s attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to Goldin Auctions, saying his mother, Pamela Bryant, was not authorized to consign about 100 items to the auctioneer.

In turn, Goldin sued Kobe Bryant, asking a judge for clarification over the items’ ownership because the auction house paid $450,000 as an advance to his mother in January, which she used for a new home in Nevada.

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