The Airing of Grievances
Monday, December 13, 2004
Kobe v. Karl

This is rich. The upstanding citizen that is Kobe Bryant has accused Karl Malone of making a pass at his wife at a Lakers game. According to Bryant's agent, here's how it went down:

"[Malone's wife Kaye] gave Vanessa [Kobe's wife] Karl's cell number [during a recent game] and she called him. When she called, Karl's response was, 'Why don't you come over here and sit next to me and give me a big hug?' Vanessa said, 'Why? For what?' And Karl replied, 'If you do that it will be on the cover of every magazine in the country.'... Karl continued. 'Do you like me?' To which Vanessa said, 'As my friend, Kaye's husband.' From there Malone asked Vanessa if she could keep a secret, and that he would like to tell her something. At which point Vanessa told him she was a married woman and he was a married man who was old enough to be her father. To which Malone replied, 'Oh, like your daddy?' At that point she ended the conversation [and Karl moved away leaving his son with Vanessa.] When the game ended, Vanessa walked Malone's son back to Karl. She asked Malone why he was wearing that cowboy hat. His response was, 'I'm hunting for young Mexican girls.'"
Hey, perhaps Karl thought Vanessa was ripe to cash in that "get some dick free card." And honestly, other than the little fact that he's married, can you blame him?

(Hat tip to The Sports Frog's GaryClark who had the early bead on this.)
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