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.
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.