Kobe Bryant: Mansion Transfer Proves Divorce with Vanessa Still on Track

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IJanuary 15, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 19:  NBA player Kobe Bryant (R) and wife Vanessa Bryant attend his hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater on February 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant is off to one of the best starts of his incredible career, but he’s also in the midst of an ugly divorce from his wife, Vanessa.

The staff over at TMZ is reporting that the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar has given up two of his mansions to his soon-to-be ex-wife while she surrendered interest in a third home they once shared.

Vanessa Bryant filed for a divorce back in December of last year, and despite Kobe’s wishes to reconcile, this latest move is a clear sign that things are still proceeding in the same direction.  

The Lakers are certainly benefiting from Kobe’s performances now that he is single. The shooting guard is averaging 32 points, 5.4 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game for the 9-5 team on top of the Pacific Division.

It hasn’t been publicly said, but it seems clear that No. 24 is using this divorce as motivation on the hardwood.

Can you blame him?

The man did not have a prenuptial agreement and is possibly facing a $75 million loss in addition to spousal and child support.

Vanessa would be entitled to this after the couple split due to “irreconcilable differences” last month.

They were married for ten years, which means that that Vanessa is legally allowed to maintain her standard of living when everything is finalized.

Of course, this means that Kobe will be paying for most of it, on top of giving up nearly half of his earnings during the time the two were together.

Divorce is never a pretty thing, but Vanessa is going to be just fine after the courts award her a fortune from Kobe’s pockets.