Kobe Bryant reportedly loses all three of his mansions, $75 million, in divorce settlement
L.A. Laker Superstar, Kobe Bryant
Did you know that Kobe Bryant owns three mansions in Newport Beach, alone? No? Let that swirl around for a second, and now learn that Kobe Bryant does not own three mansions in Newport Beach anymore. Those houses, and a princely $75 million sum, have been sent to Kobe’s ex-wife Vanessa in the couple’s divorce settlement.
TMZ is reporting that the $75 million figure represents half of Kobe’s … er, “the couple’s” total assets. The quick split and even quicker payoff (all three of his houses?) would appear to lend credibility to the idea that Kobe wanted absolutely nothing to do with his ex-wife potentially going on record to air whatever dirty laundry that emanated from what was at times a contentious and fitful 10-year marriage — including reports of massive amounts of infidelity. One of the three mansions is even still in the construction stage, but she’s getting that one too. According to Wikipedia, and this massive lump sum of cash and real estate, the former couple did not put together a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot in April of 2001. The Bryants have two daughters, and we wish both parties well as they move on in their personal lives.
Michael Jordan at a February event with his new fiance, Yvette Prieto.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan is engaged to longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model he’s been dating for three years. Publicist Estee Portnoy confirmed the news, first reported by WCNC in Charlotte, on Thursday. The Bobcats owner got engaged over the Christmas weekend. No wedding date has been set. This will be Jordan’s second marriage. He married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they divorced in 2006. They have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.
MJ sells out players with hard-line stance
by Jason Whitlock
Michael Jeffrey Jordan finally found a cause he can get behind off the court: being an obstacle for any black kid dreaming of matching or exceeding Jordan’s wealth.
A report says Michael Jordan has turned into the leader of a group of hard-line NBA owners.
And I don’t throw that word around liberally. But there’s no better description for Jordan now that he has reportedly decided to be the hard-line frontman for NBA ownership’s desire to rob NBA players of their fair share of the revenue the league generates.
Now that NBA superstars have decided to fully engage in the lockout negotiations and threaten union decertification, David Stern and ownership have decided to unleash their token minority owner from the house to play hardball. According to The New York Times, Michael Jeffrey Jordan, the greatest player of all time, is the owner most determined to bury the union financially. Jordan allegedly wants current players to take a 10- to 20-point basketball-related-income pay cut.
This is the ultimate betrayal. A league filled mostly with African-American young men who grew up wanting to be like Mike is finally getting to see just who Michael Jordan is. He’s a cheap, stingy, mean-spirited, cut-throat, greedy, uncaring, disloyal slave to his own bottom line. (more…)
Breaking News-Tiger Wood spotted in public
California -Tiger Woods has come out of seclusion after much speculation about his whereabouts.
Everybody close to him had been trying to reach him to no avail since Nov.25th. Today he just shows up in California with well know rapper Calvin Broadus who is known as Snoop Dogg. In an interview with Magazine entrepreneur, Darryl James former basketball stars Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan both expressed sadness over mutual friend Tiger Woods.
According to Barkley, Woods has changed his phone number and is refusing to converse with his “famous” friends. Barkley, a studio analyst for TNT’s NBA coverage, told James, “I think when you have these fires in your life, as I call them; you need to talk to somebody else who is famous who [has] been through things in their life.”
“I can’t reach him and now today we hear rumors that he is flying out to talk with Snoop!” (more…)