It”s the stuff that caused a war between Kobe Bryant and his parents — a collection of the NBA star”s tacky jewelry, shoes and jerseys — and now it”s officially up for auction.
A diamond-encrusted NBA Championship ring complete with the words “Bling Bling” engraved on the side … prototypes of Kobe”s shoes … Bryant”s high school jersey — it”s all up for sale.
As we previously reported, Kobe sued his mom to prevent her from selling the memorabilia … claiming she had no ownership rights to the merchandise.
But Pamela Bryant — along with her husband Jellybean — fought back … claiming Kobe had gifted the stuff to them over the years and they had every right to sell it.
Last week, the two sides hammered out a settlement agreement … in which Kobe allowed his folks to sell off 10% of what they had originally tried to auction … and the items are pretty interesting.
As part of the settlement, half the proceeds from 4 key items — including Kobe”s palladium 2000 All-Star ring — will go to support one of his favorite causes: the social action campaign around the anti-bullying documentary “Bully.”