Friday, December 16, 2011
Say it ain't so Kobe
Click here to see the filed documents posted by TMZ.com.
Kobe is in deep (bad pun), I mean REAL DEEP. No prenup and having been married for over 10 years? With no prenuptial agreement, Vanessa will be entitled to half of Kobe's total earnings during their 10-year marriage (estimated to be more than $100-million) and on top of that since their marriage lasted more than 10 years in this great state of California Kobe will have to pay Vanessa alimony for the rest of her life, unless of course she remarries. Chances are she won't remarry.
I'm not one to throw out over-said cliche's but this opportunity is begging to be called. These apply to both Kobe and Vanessa:
Kobe - "Once a dog always a dog"
Vanessa - "Past is Prologue"
Clever, clever girl. While Kobe sadly earns his, Vanessa is strategically awarded hers. Kobe's unfaithful past has become Vanessa's quite profitable prologue. I'm not going to be empathetic to Mrs. Bryant as she certainly planned this, patiently waiting for the right time to divorce her cheating husband. It's no coincidence that she filed for divorce just months after the 10-year mark of tying the knot. She's rushing in to cash in her earnings and call it a loss. Unfortunately the loss comes at the expense of their two beautiful girls, 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Gianna who will have to see Mom and Dad separately now.
Kobe should've done what Tom Cruise did. No not jump the couch but file for divorce before the 10-year mark to avoid having to pay a lifetime of alimony. If Kobe was still fooling around like Vanessa is claiming he was, he should've at least manned up by ending the marriage in a smart way rather than being sucker punched days before the season starts. Talk about a distraction.
What woman would be worth this much trouble? Let me rephrase, what women would be worth this much trouble? Let's backup here and revisit Kobe's bad boy behavior that caused his new-found bachelorhood.
Kobe was quick to get his wife an 8-carat purple diamond ring worth about $4-million and Vanessa was just as quick to accept it. Apparently one with money can buy a second chance. Hmm, man cheats on wife, man apologizes with very expensive gift, wife accepts very expensive gift and forgets all.
Kobe had his upper right arm inked to show his wife he will never be unfaithful ever again. The tattoo shows the name Vanessa under a crown to represent the importance of his wife, two angel wings and the inscription Psalm XVII to express his faith.
That's another thing, why do people suddenly declare their faith in troubled times? Stop playing the God card, He's not your convenient scapegoat. Tiger did it, Kobe did it, OJ Simpson did it, every celebrity does it. If your new-found faith is truly genuine and your new way of life, you wouldn't be doing the same stupid shit that got you in trouble in the first place now would you?
Nobody's perfect I know but when failure is upon you, you tend to learn from it. Kobe displays this on the court, he seeks perfection and when he fails, he works harder to be that much better. He leads by example and is always the first one to hit the hardwood pregame. This is why he's so successful in the NBA.
It's too bad he couldn't reciprocate his basketball ethic towards his marriage.
This off season has been an eventful one for the Lakers to say the least. Don't you dare blink because I have a feeling there's more to come.
Sources: TMZ.com, npr.com.
Posted by Laker Liker