Originally written on Fox - Morning Bytes  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Kobe Bryant earned another historic athletic distinction. By splitting from his wife Vanessa Bryant, he reached the pantheon of Most Expensive Sports Divorces.His fortune is estimated at $150 million.  Since he had no prenuptial agreement – and he was married for 10 years or longer – California law forces him to surrender half that pot to his ex.This is unhappy stuff for sure, especially when you sift through the breathless updates from the news hounds at TMZ.com: Kobe’s teammates with the Lakers were well aware of his increasingly frequent marital transgressions. The wives of said players picked up on the scuttlebutt and alerted Vanessa, following the strict “Basketball Wives” code of full disclosure. Kobe quickly moved of his Newport Coast mansion that he purchased in 2001. He is surrendering it as part of the divorce settlement. Kobe desperately attempted to dissuade Vanessa from pulling the plug on their marriage. Vanessa sought for joint custody of their 2 daughters -- 8-year-o...
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