A helicopter flew overhead. The previous day, a young Kobe Bryant had announced his engagement to a woman he declined to identify. Word quickly leaked it was an year-old senior at the school. Vanessa Laine had been swept into the spotlight overnight. She would soon marry Bryant and become something more than just a side note to his storied basketball career. After all these years, it is probably inevitable that — much like her famous mate — Vanessa strikes a contradictory figure in the public eye, by turns glamorous and cartoonish, admired and disdained.
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Although later seasons were marred by injuries, he surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA all-time scoring list in December , and retired in after scoring 60 points in his final game. Bryant married year-old Vanessa Laine in April The couple are parents to three daughters Natalia Diamante b. The pair is also expecting their fourth daughter in He also inked multi-year endorsement deals with Adidas, Sprite and other top sponsors. Although the Lakers struggled after O'Neal left in , Bryant performed brilliantly. He scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in January , the second-highest single-game mark in NBA history, and led the league in scoring that year and the next.
Kobe Bryant sexual assault case
Bryant, a year-old guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, was charged with one count of sexual assault, a Class 3 felony that is the equivalent of rape. I didn't force her to do anything against her will. I'm innocent. Pamela Robillard Mackey, one of his lawyers, said he would plead not guilty when he appears in court Aug.
Newly released court papers in the rape case against Kobe Bryant suggest that his accuser had sex with a second man not long after her encounter with Mr. They also show that prosecutors were concerned that disclosure of that information could undermine their case. The evidence was discussed in a two-day hearing in June in which defense lawyers sought to persuade the judge to allow testimony about the woman's sexual history. The judge last month ruled that much of the evidence was admissible. A transcript of the hearing, which a court clerk had mistakenly e-mailed to seven news organizations last month, was officially released late Monday.