Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/12/14
  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that a guy nicknamed after a snake is taking his mother to court right? According to AM 570 Los Angeles, a judge has set the date for the trial involving the lawsuit against Los Angles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant by an auction house that bought a bunch of his old memorabilia from his mother Pamela with the intentions of selling it. When Bryant caught wind of the plan to sell his stuff, he took it to court and a judge blocked the auction from taking place, causing a conflict between him and his parents and now they’re set to battle it out next month in New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Renee Bumb on Monday set June 17 as a trial date, but also set a court-guided mediation session for Friday in a case that’s the manifestation of an ugly family dispute that all sides seem to want to resolve quickly. “Maybe I should have had you bring your witnesses today and we would have tried the case,” Bumb said at a hearing. “You’re all so ready to go.” Apparently, family members have already started taking sides with Bryant’s sister submitting her statement in support of her brother, while his grandmother sides with his parents. Bryant also wanted the trial to take place in California, after Goldin Auctions, filed the lawsuit in New Jersey where the company is based, but the Judge Bumb refused their request. Bumb also gave both parties the options of including a jury to the trial, but so far neither side has taken her up on the offer.      
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