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Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:05 am
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By Matt Moore

Kobe Bryant apparently attended church at St. Therese at Carmel in Carmel Valley on Sunday. At one point, he apparently thought a man was snapping photos of him on his cellphone. And that's where things get hazy. From 10News in San Diego:
Sources told 10News Bryant was attending a church service at St. Therese of Carmel in Carmel Valley Sunday and thought someone was taking pictures of him with a cellphone.

According to police, Bryant took the phone from the man, did not see any pictures and then left the church.

The man claims he injured his wrist in the incident and had to go to the hospital for treatment.
via Man Claims NBA Star Bryant Injured Him At Local Church - San Diego News Story - KGTV San Diego.

Already, the claims of the man just looking for money are out there, but the police being involved is a little bit higher of a concern, as is the fact that sources beyond the injured man are cited in the report. This could very well be the last we hear of the incident if police conclude there's nothing to it. If it does continue though, it could be a headache for Bryant. 

Because, you know, he really hasn't had enough trouble in the past fourteen years. 

Here's a question. Doesn't Bryant have protection, in terms of bodyguards? Wouldn't they be the best to take care of this situation? Is there a reason Bryant himself is confronting anyone, if the allegations are true?

Well, it's Kobe. So that means the comments should alternate with premature defense and attacks on his character over an uncomfirmed incident.  

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Comments

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Why does someone have to care, does it make thier church experiance better because Kobe is there. I have an idea, try to act like an adult and allow a person a little respect in church and concentrate on the reason one is there.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

guy whos claiming injurie is looking for a free paycheck. thats america sue for free money so you dont have to work.



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Too bad that a person can't go to church and not have to worry about things like this. Evidently the guy must have been doing something to have Bryant react the way he unfortunatley did. Also too bad that some gut can't just ask for his cell phone back and get it without acting like a pussy and claiming his wrist was hurt. If it was hurt he must be quite a delicate flower, err I mean gold digger.



Since: Feb 7, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Psalm like it hot.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Until anyone reaches superstardom like Kobe has, then you can't really comment one way or the other. Essentially, Kobe does what he does to be safe, yes, even at church. He has every right as a human being to privacy and whatever steps he takes to accomplish this is no one else's business. Kobe is a target, period. He has to watch out for everyone, including people making frivolous wrist injury claims like this one. If he bring five bodyguards to church, then he bring five bodyguards to church. The man is worth million upon millions of dollars. You have to protect the asset.
How does he have a right to privacy in a public place?  It has been ruled time and time again that your image can be taken in public by whoever wishes to do so as long as they do not impede you going about your business.  Kobe isn't worth more than anyone else, he just has more money and that doesn't entitle him to dictate how other people behave around him.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

 Kobe does what he does to be safe, yes, even at church. He has every right as a human being to privacy and whatever steps he takes to accomplish this is no one else's business.

You are so wrong it's not even funny.  And that's not my opinion, it's a fact.  If you'd like to pretend that Kobe Bryant is allowed the privacy you and I have then go right ahead, but that's not reality.  The reality of the situation is Kobe Bryant is not only a famous person but one of the most famous athletes in the world today. It's not even close to realistic that a famous person is just going to walk into a church and nobody is going to care.... that's semi retarded logic.  



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Have to agree with Bryant here. Churches and places of worship should not permit cell phones in the sanctuary...period. Doesn't matter if they are turned on or turned off. No cell phones. Good grief. What kind of person enters a house of worship and takes their cell phone? Really. Who would even think about taking their cell phone to church? What's next? An iPad or iPod to social network with during the sermon? Do they anticipate needing it during a thirty minute service? The only possible excpetion would be a doctor who may be on call. Get over yourselves. NOBODY is that important. The fact that anyone would walk into a church with a cell phone demonstrates their priorities and where their head is at. Better off staying at home until they get their minds right.



Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

if you go out in public, anyone can take your picture and Kobe can't do anything.....



Since: Jun 23, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:08 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Sorry, but I think the majority of the posters are way off base here.  Whether a celebrity likes it or not, if he/she is in public, people may decide to take photos of them.  That's not against the law.  What is against the law is for someone (like Kobe) to forcefully take something out of someone else's hands.  In this case, it sounds as if there was no harm, so a lawsuit will be frivolous.  But Kobe shouldn't have done it.  He could have told the guy to stop taking photos of him, and left it at that.  To grab the phone/camera from someone and violate that guy's right to privacy is out of line.  A celebrity's right to privacy goes away when he/she walks into pulic view.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Report: Bryant allegedly injures man in church

Apparently the guy wasn't taking pictures, but Kobe still felt it was OK for him to take his phone.


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