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Amid reports that Vanessa Bryant caught Kobe cheating recently, speculation is swirling over the identity of the mistress who ended the L.A. Lakers star's marriage.

According to borderline reliable gossip site Media Takeout, Kobe Bryant has been carrying on an affair for months with Playboy model Jessica Burciaga.

In addition to appearing in Playboy, Burciaga has also appeared in men's magazines Maxim, Stuff, FHM, as well as numerous calendars and catalogs.

But has she also made appearances in Kobe's bed?

  • Jessica Burciaga Playboy Cover
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Jessica Burciaga in Playboy. In Slovenian. Hot and untranslatable!

The site claims Kobe has allegedly spent a small fortune - well over a million dollars - on gifts and other goodies for Jessica Burciaga over the past few months. 

Supposedly, when his wife found out that Kobe was not only boning Jessica, but using family funds to finance his affair, she decided it was time to file for divorce.

Whoever he was cheating with, Vanessa Bryant found out, and she isn't happy. For what it's worth, Burciaga vaguely denied the allegation on Twitter yesterday.

"People can actually make up stories online about you and people you don’t even know," she writes, without mentioning Kobe Bryant by name at any point.

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Kobe Bryant's divorce was a long time coming, according to sources close to the Los Angeles Lakers star and his soon-to-be former spouse of 10 years.

Vanessa Bryant caught Kobe with "multiple women" over the years, but his most recent transgression, which took place "very recently," was it for her.

A close source says that for, his latest affair was the straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak, and she decided to finally end their marriage.

Kobe Bryant and Wife Vanessa

Sources would not say specifically how Vanessa caught Kobe, but it was not through text messages a la Tiger Woods, Rachel Uchitel and Elin Nordegren.

The NBA great famously cheated in 2003 when he was accused of raping a Colorado woman, but was acquitted and appeared to have made amends at home.

It's not clear how many affairs he had or whether Vanessa knew any of the people, but they've already worked out a settlement agreement in the split.

Vanessa will remain in the couple's mansion and have joint custody of the pair's two daughters, 8 and 5, presumably getting half of Kobe's empire.

The couple did not have a prenuptial agreement in place.

Kobe is said to be "desperate" to win back his wife but Vanessa Bryant is having none of it, even though she admits she still loves Kobe dearly.

She just can't stand his infidelity anymore. That's that.

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Vanessa Bryant, the wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant, filed for divorce Friday afternoon, citing "irreconcilable differences." They were married 10 and a half years.

Sources say that Vanessa decided to end the marriage because she thinks the Los Angeles Lakers guard has been unfaithful ... and not for the first time.

As one source close to Vanessa put it, "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough."

"This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."

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Vanessa Bryant famously stuck by Kobe after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003 (he was acquitted of all charges).

Apparently the cheating didn't end there, though, and while Kobe "desperately" wants to win her back and will do "whatever it takes" ... good luck.

Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their two daughters, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5, but is asking that the basketball superstar get visitation rights

There is no prenup, so 29-year-old Vanessa is entitled to half the empire built over the last decade by NBA MVP and five-time champion Kobe, 33.

She's also requesting spousal support, which Kobe will pay. The Bryants released a joint statement saying they have "resolved all issues" privately.

No word on whether Kobe plans on changing his uniform number yet again or if Vanessa plans on joining the new season of VH1's Basketball Wives.

SIDE NOTE: That $4 million ring Kobe gave Vanessa after the 2003 scandal - later referred to as "the Kobe special" by Tiger Woods - all hers. Gift, babe.

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For the first time in four seasons, the Los Angeles Lakers will not be in the NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks swept them out of the playoffs earlier this week.

Brimming with confidence just a few days ago, superstar Kobe Bryant had a lot to say about his team's demise at his final press conference of the season.

How's he supposed to perform with Gatorade sabotaging him? And don't even get him started on his teammates or who's gonna fill the team's coaching vacancy.

Watch Kobe tell us how it's gonna be next year in this Funny or Die spoof ...

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Kobe Bryant was fined a whopping $100,000 for calling NBA ref Bennie Adams a f*****g f****t the other night, a penalty he plans to appeal.

While trying to get the fine reduced is standard protocol, the L.A. Lakers star says the utterance was NOT standard for him, nor should it be.

The NBA great called the president of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization, and apologized for using the gay slur last night.

Joe Solmonese said this after speaking with Bryant:

"I applaud Kobe for his swift apology. We had a very sincere conversation in which he expressed his heartfelt regret for the hurt his words caused."

"He told me that it’s never OK to degrade or tease, and he understands how his words could give the impression that this is appropriate. At the end of a difficult day, I applaud Kobe for coming forward and taking responsibility for his actions."

Kobe also told ESPN that his concern is that for those who look up to him "not to take what was said as a message of hate or a license to degrade, or to embarrass or tease, because that's something I don't wanna see have happen."

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L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant appeared to use a homophobic slur while cursing out an NBA ref last night, and a gay rights group is justifiably livid.

In the third quarter of L.A.'s matchup with the Spurs, Kobe got a technical foul. Clearly upset, he appeared to call Bennie Adams a "F**king f**got."

The Lakers say they can't confirm what was said, but it looks obvious. An announcer even said, "You might wanna take the cameras off of him" ...

In the wake of this incident, the Human Rights Campaign called it "a disgrace for Kobe Bryant to use such horribly offensive and distasteful language."

Even worse, the group said in condemning Kobe - "a person with such fame and influence" - was that he did this with millions of people watching:

"Such language not only offends millions of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] people around the world, but also perpetuates a culture of discrimination and hate that all of us, most notably Mr. Bryant, should be working to eradicate."

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Kobe Bryant scored 37 points and earned his record-tying fourth MVP award at last night's NBA All-Star Game.

LeBron James, meanwhile, almost led the Eastern Conference to an unexpected comeback in the fourth quarter and recorded the second triple double in the history of this storied exhibition game.

But the real battle between the two best players in the league took place prior to the game, as Kobe and LeBron both walked the T-Mobile sponsored red carpet in Los Angeles. Which baller slam-dunked his opponent in a match-up of fashion choices? You tell us.

Fashion Face-Off!

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James battled it out on the red carpet of an All-Star Game pre-party. Compare their looks here and vote on the hottest. View Poll »

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For the first time in years, Woods no longer holds the title of America's most popular sports star. Not by himself, anyway. NBA star Kobe Bryant is now tied.

Rising from fourth place last year, Kobe rose into a statistical dead heat with Tiger in a Harris Interactive poll, which Woods has won every year since 2006.

Woods' affair with Rachel Uchitel and countless others became huge news last year, and he has yet to regain the form that made him the world's #1 golfer.

He hasn't shown much respect for the game, either.

A sex scandal can't slow down this star ... or this other star!

The survey among 2,227 adults was conducted online from June 14-21. Even before the debacle that was "The Decision," LeBron James had from third to sixth.

Michael Jordan fell from second to seventh, Yankees star Derek Jeter leaped from fourth to third, with the annoying, possibly retired Brett Favre in fourth.

Peyton Manning rounded out the top five. Who's your favorite overall - and which of the two stars at the top do you like better? Vote in the poll below ...

Which sports standout do you like better?

 

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife have filed legal papers in response to the lawsuit that former housekeeper Maria Jiminez filed against them.

Jimenez claims that Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant, was abusive and disrespectful to her, screaming, swearing and even forcing her to put her hand in a bag full of dog feces to retrieve a tag from her blouse that she accidentally chucked.

Kobe Bryant, Wife

In Kobe's court documents, he and Vanessa say they paid the maid $50,000 a year, gave her time off, lavished her with gifts, and were totally really nice.

Kobe and his wife say the maid ate meals with them and when she asked for time off to visit her family in Peru, Vanessa gave her paid leave of absence.

TROPHY COLLECTION: Kobe Bryant displays his prize possessions, the NBA's Larry O'Brien championship trophy he helped L.A. win in June, and his wife's cleavage.

The Bryants' response to the lawsuit says Maria Jiminez is making stuff up, that she was fired for a reason, and the claim that her privacy was violated because of home security cameras is dog $h!t since she knew cameras were rolling.

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In 2004, soon after Kobe Bryant was accused of sexual assault and admitted to cheating on his wife, he bought Vanessa Bryant an eight-carat diamond ring.

Based on photos of the couple at this year's ESPY Awards, it's clear why: he needed something large enough to match her breasts! (And he had to apologize for the whole infidelity, accusatory rape thing.)

Indeed, Kobe has been nominated for Best Male Athlete and Best Championship Performance at this year's ESPN-sponsored ceremony, but his wife has already sewn up the award for Most Ridiculous, Gigantic Cleavage.

As you can see below, her nipples have also won Most Unwelcome Red Carpet Guests. Put those things away, Vanessa!

  • The Nipples of Vanessa Bryant
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[Photos: Fame Pictures]

Based on his attitude and general awfulness as a human being, we think Kobe Bryant is a piece of $hit.

In related news, Vanessa was accused of forcing her former maid to wipe her hand with dog feces earlier this year.

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