View Full Version : Karl-Kobe rift over The Mailman trying to make a delivery to Mrs. Bryant?

12-12-2004, 10:08 PM
Will the soap opera never end? :roll:

Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant aren't getting along, and now it might be a little more apparent why.

Bryant and Malone's agent, Dwight Manley, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times a story circulating around L.A. that the falling out between the two likely Hall Fame players came after Bryant's wife, Vanessa, said Malone made inappropriate comments to her.

The Times reported Vanessa invited Malone to bring his child to where she was seated during a Los Angeles Lakers game Nov. 23 at Staples Center against the Bucks. Malone, seated courtside and wearing cowboy boots and a hat, obliged.

Malone and Vanessa Bryant hugged, according to Manley. Then Vanessa Bryant asked Malone, "Hey, cowboy, what are you hunting?" Manley said.

"She said it twice," Manley said, "and Karl answered the second time, 'I'm hunting for little Mexican girls.' "

Vanessa Bryant told Kobe after the game last month that Malone had made a pass, the Times reported. She also asked Kaye Malone, Karl Malone's wife, to get her husband away from her.

Malone has not spoken on the subject publicly, instead choosing to relay messages through his agent.

"Karl wants me to give you two messages," Manley told the Times. "He never hit on Vanessa, nor would he. …In fact, when he first heard about [the accusation], he said, 'You have to be kidding me.'

"As for the comments he made to her that offended her personally, he told both her and Kobe that night that he apologized."

The Times reported Manley said despite Malone's apology, "Kobe followed that with a string of threats."

Manley added Bryant called Malone's home the next day with more threats, and that Kaye Malone had heard them.

Class of 1990
12-12-2004, 10:16 PM
See thread Aint Karma a Bit** (http://forum.goazcats.com/showthread.php?t=23744)

12-12-2004, 10:33 PM
Sorry if it is a repost. People need to work on their headline (or thread titling) skillz.