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Kobe Bryant did not attend college.

But if he did? And if he had been at Rutgers University during the violent reign of Mike Rice? The Los Angeles Lakers superstar knows exactly how he would have reacted.

"I woulda smacked the hell out of him," Kobe tells Jim Rome in an interview that airs on Showtime tonight. "No question about it."

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Kobe Bryant has given an assist to Magic Johnson.

The Lakers shooting guard was asked yesterday about Magic Johnson's son, EJ, who went public this week with his same-sex relationship and who received statements of support from his famous father.

Kobe Bryant Jumper

"Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son," Kobe told TMZ in response. "Why should anyone be surprised? What I can't tolerate is a lack of tolerance."

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Kobe Bryant has come a long way.

In 2011, the legendary shooting guard was fined by the NBA for referring to a referee as a "f-cking f-ggot" after a perceived bad call.

Fast forward two years and the Lakers are awful. We mean, Kobe has clearly learned from his mistake.

Kobe Bryant on the Red Carpet

In response to a beef between two Twitter users yesterday, Bryan interjected and wrote:

"Just letting you know@PacSmoove @pookeo9 that using "your gay" as a way to put someone down ain't ok! #notcool delete that out ur vocab."

Written that way, it's also grammatically incorrect.

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa Bryant are officially back together, happy, reconciled and dismissing their divorce papers.

They confirmed the un-split on Instagram!

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant

Friday, Vanessa's page read: "We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future."

Kobe Bryant posted a message on Facebook:

"When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with. Thank you all for your support and prayers."

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Vanessa Bryant may not be a gold-digging, domineering basketball wife ... but she gave a quote earlier this week that certainly came off that way.

Regarding husband Kobe Bryant, she told New York Magazine, "I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can't win championships."

"If you're sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year."

Yeah. Probably not the best word choice. Vanessa is now setting the record straight, clarifying to TMZ that she loves and supports Kobe, no matter what.

Kobe Bryant, Wife Vanessa Bryant

"I'm sad to hear that some of the comments in my New York Magazine interview are being misconstrued and taken out of context," says Vanessa Bryant.

"I have been with Kobe for 13 years. I accepted his marriage proposal PRIOR to him winning any of his 5 championships with his teammates."

"I have and will continue to support my husband’s dreams. For anyone to think otherwise is wrong. It is not about being married to a ‘winner.'"

"It is about our sacrifice as a family."

Kobe and Vanessa got engaged in 2000, the year he won his first NBA title, so you can't argue with her there, and she took him back after he allegedly cheated more than once. Basically you gotta cut the female Bryant some slack ... right?

Vanessa Bryant: Digging for gold?

 

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Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have reconciled, but she's made one thing clear: She does not want to be married to someone who doesn't win titles, plural.

Vanessa filed for divorce last winter after claiming that the couple's differences were irreconcilable, and amid rumors that Kobe was cheating on her.

The two eventually rekindled their union and appear to be on good terms now ... though it appears as if that means it's going to be on her terms.

Basically, the marriage don't mean a thing without a ring. An NBA championship ring, that is. Vanessa Bryant said, according to New York Magazine:

  • Vanessa Bryant Photograph
  • Kobe Bryant Photograph

"I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can't win championships. If you're sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year."

The Vanessa Bryant haters are likely to offer two comebacks:

  1. GOLD DIGGER!
  2. A strong work ethic, which Kobe is renowned for, will make him a terrific player, but it won't always win titles, especially not in the NBA.

Vanessa, of course, is raising two daughters full-time, and has been with Kobe since high school, long before there was any gold to be dug.

One wonders about her word choice, though. No one's making excuses for Kobe's past indiscretions, but winning titles is somewhat out of any one player's hands.

Kobe probably pushed very hard for the Dwight Howard trade. Knowing you're gonna sleep on the couch if shirtless clubbing photos get leaked is one thing. If L.A. being the #7 seed also lands you in the doghouse? That's motivation!

Vanessa Bryant: Gold digger?

 

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Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa is reportedly livid with the NBA star over pics of him partying with women in Spain last week, but is standing by him ... for now.

Vanessa Bryant flew to watch him play in the London Olympics as planned.

Sources close to Vanessa say she is "furious" and "embarrassed" over the photos of Kobe chatting up women at a party last week in Barcelona.

Here's one TMZ photo of Kobe and the girls in question at a nightclub:

Kobe Bryant Shirtless, Partying

Reportedly, Vanessa's anger at Kobe is not because she thinks he was putting it to those girls, but for being in a potentially embarrassing situation.

Whatever you want to make of that, Vanessa Bryant was pissed.

As for the fact that Kobe's shirtless, but he says someone spilled a drink on him, and he was only briefly shirtless before changing into a new shirt.

Add that to your book of excuses, guys.

The couple all but finalized their divorce earlier this year before reconciling, so you know this really didn't go over well. Still, she'll be by his side in London.

Vanessa reportedly says things have been going well with the basketball great since she called off the divorce, and feels this hurdle will be cleared as well.

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Vanessa Bryant will not sign the documents to make her divorce from NBA great Kobe Bryant final, at least for now, as they work toward a reconciliation.

Kobe and Vanessa have been on good terms since their split, and have actively tried to work on issues that caused her to file for divorce in December.

They spend a lot of time together, and have even been spotted kissing on more than one occasion, but he has not officially moved back in with her.

Girl is making Kobe WORK!

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant

Under California law, Vanessa has to wait six months before she can file final documents making the divorce official. The six-year mark is this weekend.

Vanessa therefore could end the marriage as early as Monday, but will not. She's legitimately going to give it another shot, despite Kobe's infidelities.

Hey, good for them, and there's nothing stopping her from filing final divorce papers at some point in the future if things really don't work out, either.

Also, when and if she does let the L.A. Lakers guard back in the house ... it will be one of the three mansions he signed over to her earlier this year.

Their divorce was only contentious in that he didn't want her to leave him, but Kobe gave her basically whatever she wanted. Point Vanessa Bryant.

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L.A. Lakers fans Dan Rib and Ken Belcher rip Kobe Bryant for not being “The Kobe That We Used to Know” in this hilarious parody of Gotye's hit song.

Following the Lakers' unceremonious dismissal from the playoffs at the hands of Oklahoma City this week, the duo took out their frustration musically.

With references to the triangle offense, Bryant's maligned teammates, his running Shaq out of town after the 2004 season and, of course, Kobe's ball-hogging tendencies, the video set almost perfectly to Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" is classic:

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Is a reconciliation between Los Angeles Lakers all-star Kobe Bryant and his estranged wife Vanessa Bryant imminent? Recent photos sure suggest it's far from unlikely.

For the second time in two months, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, who filed for divorce in December, were photographed together with their two daughters.

On Sunday, Kobe stuck around Staples Center to watch Game 3 of the Kings-Canucks NHL playoff series. He and his family sat a few rows above the glass:

Kobe, Vanessa Bryant Pic

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, who have been rumored to be getting back together ever since they split, sat apart from each other with their girls in between.

In February, Vanessa attended the Lakers-Hawks game on Valentine’s Day and the two were pictured kissing in a tunnel. That will start rumors, for sure.

Kobe has reportedly promised not to cheat again and begged for another chance, but it doesn't appear he's officially gotten it from Vanessa ... yet.

In any case, though, they clearly get along much better than most couples in the middle of a divorce. If nothing else, that's good for their kids' sake.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]