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With last night's overtime victory over the Orlando Magic, Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers are just two wins away from an NBA championship.

Meanwhile, the NBA star's attorneys are gunning for a victory of their own - one that would prevent his former maid from blabbing to the media.

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Kobe and his wife, Vanessa Bryant, are in a dog fight with Maria Jimenez - who filed papers Friday citing California's anti-SLAPP statute and essentially asking a court for permission to trash the Bryants, publicly, to anybody who will listen.

That's normally a rite of passage when it comes to suing celebrities, except for the fact that she signed a confidentiality agreement when she was hired.

Vanessa Bryant: So in love with Kobe. So allegedly crazy.

Maria Jimenez is suing the Bryants, claiming Kobe's wife Vanessa defamed, harassed, and even physically abused her during her tenure as their housekeeper.

The accusation that stinks most (har har) for the Bryants is that Vanessa made Maria dig deep into dog $h!t to retrieve the price tag for a blouse at one point.

Kobe's attorney says Jimenez is dreaming if she thinks the confidentiality agreement isn't binding. Doug Mirell says that pact is solid as a rock, so stay tuned.

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Kobe Bryant's ex-maid, Maria Jimenez, wants to make one thing clear: It's her lawsuit and she can talk about the details if she damn well wants to.

Jimenez filed papers in Orange County Superior Court, citing California's anti-SLAPP statute which says she has the right to talk about the case in public.

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This despite a confidentiality agreement she signed with the Los Angeles Lakers guard and his wife, Vanessa, back when she first took the housekeeping job.

The Bryants filed papers last month saying the opposite - that Maria could sue them, but couldn't speak to the press about it. Good luck enforcing that one.

Maria Jiminez is suing the NBA star and his wife, claiming Vanessa "badgered, harassed and humiliated" her, repeatedly "yelling, screaming and criticizing her in front of Kobe, their children, employees and other people in the house."

The final straw came when Maria put an expensive blouse of Vanessa's in the washer, apparently by mistake. Vanessa supposedly demanded that Maria put her hand in dog feces to retrieve the price tag for the blouse. Classy.

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are scheduled to absolutely demolish Orlando in Game Two of the NBA Finals Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Maria Jimenez claims in a lawsuit filed today that Vanessa Bryant, wife of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has been rather mean to her recently.

Specifically, the angry maid says the wife of the NBA's reigning MVP called her "lazy, slow dumb, a f---ing liar, and a f---ing piece of sh-t."

Kobe and his wife are being sued by their former housekeeper, who claims Vanessa Bryant was repeatedly and incredibly abusive of her.

In the lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Orange County, Maria Jimenez claims Vanessa actually accused her of stealing her (mouth) retainer.

Jimenez says Vanessa "badgered, harassed and humiliated" her "by yelling, screaming and criticizing her in front of Kobe, their children, employees and other people in the house," and she threatened to quit but Kobe talked her out of it.

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This time it's Vanessa Bryant, not Kobe, who's in legal hot water.

The final straw supposedly came when Vanessa went nuclear because Maria Jiminez put an expensive blouse in the washer. Vanessa naturally demanded that Maria put her hand in a bag of dog feces to retrieve the price tag for the blouse.

Maria says she wanted to quit and Vanessa responded that she "had to work until payday to pay for the $690 blouse, which she did." Man, that's just harsh, V.

She is suing for invasion of privacy, emotional distress, unpaid wages and wrongful discharge, which is sorta like what Kobe Bryant was charged with back in '03.

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Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal took a shot at his former teammate, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, as he rapped Sunday night.

Yes, you read that correctly.

During the free-style rapping, he accused Bryant of ruining his marriage (!?) before launching into how Kobe Bryant lost the NBA playoffs, etc.

Yes, there was Shaquille O'Neal, blaming his former teammate for ruining his marriage and imploring him to "Tell me how my ass tastes."

After spending several verses shredding Kobe's game, Shaq drops the line, "I'm a horse, Kobe ratted me out, that's why I'm getting divorced."

There is no love lost between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.

The line may be referencing a comment Kobe Bryant made during his infamous 2003 rape case, when he told Colorado cops that he "Should have done what Shaq does ... Shaq would pay his women not to say anything."

Interestingly, Kobe does not seem to have learned this lesson five years later, with the Vanessa Curry scandal hanging over his head. Jackass.

Anyway. The two became famously bitter rivals after the incident, and Shaq was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004. Kobe? No titles since.

To hear Shaq rap about Kobe, see clip below ...

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Remember the Eva Longoria poster an opposing fan held up to distract Tony Parker in a recent San Antonio Spurs playoff game?

Or the Jessica Simpson masks fans utilized to rattle Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during a key NFL contest last winter?

Well, get ready for a new iteration of this funny phenomenon.

With the NBA Finals starting tonight in Beantown, Boston Celtics fans are looking for any possible edge against the hated, visiting Los Angeles Lakers.

So they're making cutouts of Vanessa Curry - alleged mistress of Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant has denied that the affair with Vanessa Curry, an ex-Laker Girl, took place. He quickly fired off a legal letter to the website that spread the rumor.

The site in question, TheDirty.com, replied that given Kobe Bryant's past indiscretions, a court isn't exactly likely to find the story libelous. It's also going to call a lot more attention to the supposed affair than it's already getting.

In any case, tune in tonight to see Boston fans holding up Vanessa Curry pics to try to get in Kobe's head. Will their tactic work?

Eh. Given that this guy played half a season while standing trial for raping a girl, we're guessing this is pretty small-time for Bryant.

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Kobe Bryant stood tall last night as his Los Angeles Lakers took a 3-1 lead in the West Finals with a grueling road win at San Antonio.

Similarly, the website that claimed the NBA star had an affair with a Laker Girl named Vanessa Curry is refusing to back down under pressure.

Earlier this week, Bryant's lawyer fired off a letter to TheDirty.com, demanding that the post about Kobe and Vanessa Curry be taken down.

TheDirty claimed Kobe had an affair with Curry, 18, who has resigned her position with the Laker Girls - the Lakers' cheerleaders.



Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers (left) prepares to nail a jumpshot. Bryant's lawyer is denying that Kobe nailed cheerleader Vanessa Curry, however.

The site's lawyers are firing back, claiming the story is in fact true, but even if it wasn't, "because Mr. Bryant has previously publicly admitted to similar acts of infidelity... it seems unlikely that any jury would find 'actual malice.'"

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Kobe Bryant is known for being a complete dick tough competitor.

And apparently this egomaniac's star's behavior isn't limited to the hardwood.

Britney Spears wasn't the only celebrity at a club opening in Vegas Friday, as the basketballer and his wife, Vanessa, rolled up to the grand opening of BLUSH at the Wynn.

That's when Bryant saw poker player Antonio "the Magician" Esfandiari kick in for two bottles of $1,400 Cristal champagne.

According to sources inside the club, Kobe Bryant wasn't about to shown up - so he ordered five (then promised to take 50 shots every game this season).

Antonio, who's used to upping the ante, then switched his order to 10! Go all in or go home, as they say at the World Series of Poker!

Kobe Bryant ended this asinine display of hubris by purchasing an astounding 15 bottles - which he had no intention of drinking, as he promptly left the club.

Just to put Bryant's "baller" status into perspective - Kobe's $21,000 bill still doesn't cover what Charles Barkley drops on one hand of blackjack.

And just to put Kobe's suckitude into perspective, he may not electrocute pit bulls like Michael Vick, but there's not much positive to say about the Lakers guard, either.

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