Social media, fondly branded the poor man's therapy session, offers the perfect medium to vent one’s personal frustrations, usually matched with the much needed empathy and support of complete strangers. However, in recent days, it's extended its reach to a not-so-poor man in Kobe Bryant. Following a season ending surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered during the final minutes of a must-win game against the Golden State Warriors, Bryant immediately turned to Facebook to air his frustrations, disappointment, despair, and palpable anger toward the worst injury of his career. While the Lakers continued their playoff chase, eventually securing a seventh seed in the Western conference, Bryant allowed the world an uncharacteristic bird's eye view into his life, his recovery, and the hilarity spawned from the boredom of a brilliant NBA superstar.
Lately there have been rumors of Vanessa and Kobe Bryant reconciling. Whether it is due to potentially losing $75 million, or simply real love, Kobe has been trying to win her back since the day she filed for divorce in December. The divorce is yet to be finalized, so it looks like there’s hope!
And, what better time to make up than on Valentine’s Day, right?! Well, now it’s official. Yesterday Vanessa came to the Lakers Game wearing a sexy red dress and fur coat. After the Lakers’ 86-78 win over the Atlanta Hawks, the two were caught kissing --with pictures to prove it! So, Lakers beat the Hawks, and Kobe kisses Vanessa. Looks like he won the game and the heart of his estranged wife.
News broke early Saturday morning that L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant's wife is leaving him after being married to him for ten years. According to TMZ, Vanessa Bryant filed "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split.
Together, Vanessa and Kobe have two children: Natalia, 9 and Gianna, 6. With there being no pre-nup, Vanessa’s looking to make a lot of money out of this divorce and is additionally seeking spousal support.
Kevin Frazier of The Insider's reports a statement made by the couple: "We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season, the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time."
Amidst the whirlwind of his latest project, Dream Downtown, we were able to steal a few questions from owner, Noah Tepperberg. He and his partners at The Strategic Group have been the brains behind famous hotspots such as Marquee and Avenue in NYC as well as TAO and LAVO in Las Vegas. With the new unveiling of the acclaimed, Dream Downtown, they continue their reign on nightlife. After our interview with Noah last week, we wanted more --and so did everyone else! Without further ado, here's ten questions with Tepperberg.
In a recent game, Kobe Bryant was caught on camera using a gay slur. He was fined $100.000 by the NBA and apologized publicly. The basketball player also promised he would change his ways; and he seems to be on the right track.
Following the incident, he and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates have released a PSA calling for "understanding, compassion and acceptance" where we can hear Bryant saying, "There are all kinds of people in the world, that's what makes the world special."