Tuesday morning, we noted a report that a California man is accusing Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant of injuring his wrist during a dispute involving a cell phone at a church near San Diego.
Later Tuesday, ESPN.com reported that area police are looking into the matter.
"Something occurred," a San Diego police department spokesman told ESPN, "and (Bryant) was involved. The investigation is ongoing. We're following up on the allegations and trying to sort it out."Finally, TMZ.com reported Tuesday night that a denial from Bryant has come in fast and strong.
Police spokesman Detective Gary Hassen told The Associated Press on Tuesday that detectives were told they won't be able to talk to the alleged victim until Aug. 24.
Kobe's attorney Mark Campbell says the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is "aware of the baseless allegations asserted against him, and is prepared to defend against them fully."Bryant, apparently unmoved by the allegations, appeared in public on Tuesday night to play at the famed Drew League, where he mingled with fans and signed autographs prior to tip-off.
San Diego police tell TMZ they want to question Hagos about the alleged incident before they decide if they need to talk to Kobe.
At first glance, it appears that any potential lawsuit concerning this incident is headed the same place as a team with Derek Fisher and Steve Blake at point guard: nowhere.