SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ruled an auction house cannot sell Kobe Bryant memorabilia offered by the NBA star’s mother while courts sort out where the case should be decided.
Pamela Bryant struck a deal in January to auction off belongings of her son through Berlin, N.J.-based Goldin Auctions. When Kobe Bryant found out about it last month, his lawyers told the auction house not to go through with the sale.
The auction house filed in New Jersey to ask a judge for the right to sell it. Bryant this week asked a California court to block it.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford in Santa Ana, Calif., ruled Wednesday that there could be no sale until at least after a hearing scheduled there on Monday.