Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Blind Items Revealed

August 11, 2012

What A+ list star athlete was told by his biggest sponsor that if he divorced his wife or let his wife leave him that they would drop him and no other company would take him. The sponsor even negotiated the agreement with his wife and what she would receive for staying with the A+ lister. The athlete still makes it tough though for her.

Kobe & Vanessa Bryant

59 comments:

KPeony said...

That b*tch is the ultimate gold digger. She deserves a medal.

:| raven |: said...

doesn't surprise me. he's a colossal douche bag. and she's just a well-paid prostitute. she's stupid for staying.

Rick Rubin said...

WOW! Nike?

I'm glad these reveals are from this year's blinds

LottaColada said...

Nike is disgusting.

lauren said...

Do we think this is just for image reasons??

Linnea said...

Who is the sponsor? And why would
It matter?

Norte said...

Just.....ew.

lauren said...

Do we think this is just for image reasons??

Sugar said...

These two deserve each other.

Amy said...

She was fucking someone at Nike then, too.

nolachickee said...

They're both pieces of work. They drive each other insane and act out like bratty children. I feel sorry for their kids. What a fucking household to grow up in.

Norte said...

Gives a whole new meaning to Just Do It

annabella said...

nike, who uses third world/child labor to make their products, gets all moralistic when it comes to a cheating spouse.

Alma said...

Would you buy anything this ass endorses?

libby said...

KPeony---I see Vanessa ain't messin' w/ no broke n_______.

I couldn't do it---Unless we were secretly separated. I just couldn't share a bed and not know where he's been. Every. damned. day.

T said...

Hey where did the Robert Pattinson blind before this one go?

mynerva said...

I could do it. But the bastard wouldn't get to lay one finger on me.

just curious said...

Kobe had a shotgun wedding.He was hittin' Nessa when she was a minor(they met when she appeared in one of his videos).Her parents prolly gave him an ultimatum: marry or jail time.

lauren said...

Just found an article from less than two weeks ago, stating she was seen without her wedding ring...

http://www.hoopsvibe.com/gossip/articles/170331-rumor-alert-vanessa-bryant-and-kobe-call-it-quits-for-good-this-time

cinephreak said...

T- it's still there

Karmen said...

@Alma - I buy Nutella, but that has nothing to do with Kobe being a sponsor. Well, if he still is a sponsor, anyway.

just curious said...

You can apply that to Hillary.You know Clinton cheats to this day.

__-__=__ said...

Would you buy anything from Nike??

Tuxedo Cat said...

I used to admire Kobe so much.

Pink_Palace said...

The last time I liked Kobe is back when I liked Brandy and they went to prom together...lol

LottaColada said...

TMZ had pictures of them from last night spending NYE together

libby said...

Yes, just curious....When I see Kobe & Vanessa I certainly think, 'Intellectual soulmates, no matter what'.

surfer said...

If this is Nike, I find it a bit hard to believe, considering they stood behind Tiger Woods for so long.

SkittleKitty said...

Just ewwwww it.

penelope said...

@T-- to find the Pattinson blind, scroll down below the photos and click under "Older Posts."

So Nike can get all moralistic about not wanting Kobe to represent the company if his wife leaves or divorces him, and yet their solution is to pay her off to stay? Unbelievable!

just curious said...

Nike DIDN'T drop Hope Solo after her domestic with her husband,so why drop Kobe!!!
What major clothing brand doesn't use child labor? Americans don't care.We put top dollar solely for the label.

Betsy said...

T - http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2013/01/blind-items-revealed_6358.html

lauren said...

Interesting... I wonder if she neglected to wear her ring just to make him sweat a bit...

Mayor of CDAN timebob said...

anal rape, no problem, divorce, oh heaven forbid!

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T said...

Thanks! Y'all are quick!

noyfb said...

Do people even wear nike?

just curious said...

Shiiit,Hope comes across like a typical dumb jock in her interviews.I swear that woman has a problem with thought processing or maybe too many balls to the head.She sticks her foot in her mouth too much but thinks she's keeping it real.

CF98 said...

Sounds like BS to me because I don't buy Nike would get moralistic over this. They stayed with Tiger Woods despite his infidelities. And Vick for being in jail. Ben was accused of rape as well.

Do I think they have an arrangement? Yes but I don't buy that Nike is what's keeping them together either.

Vanessa is staying because she has no identity outside of Kobe. Kobe will always be one of the greatest basketball players ever. Vanessa would be nothing but just his first wife.

just curious said...

Kobe didn't rape that bitch.Ben didn't rape either although I won't say that too loudly.Cowboy fan here.

libby said...

Oh for heaven' sake!


*Slams door on thread*

libby said...

*s*

Alma said...

I suppose that's true. It's more about the product itself.

it took forever said...

knew it was all about the money

Alma said...

Wait, he's a spokesperson for nutella? Lol

admin said...

They supported Tiger through all the hookers / tranps that came out of the closet. If Kobe was to split, it would be a similiar situation when those women come forward and sell their story which may damage the brand with TWO high profile players in the same boat. Does Nike get the women for them? Does Nike disrespect women? Does Nike cover it up? These are the questions that could get asked in the press. This is just rep and image management.

And I assume in light of this situation that Elin was out the door before they could offer her a similiar deal but I would guess that she got a payout from Nike not to bad mouth Tiger or the brand for sticking by him to the press.

DewieTheBear said...

With all the bad publicity of some major figures associated with Nike (i.e., the Joe Paterno Child Care Center, Lance Armstrong), I am not surprised they put their foot down.

DewieTheBear said...

CF98, Nike dumped Michael Vick.

Here's a story from a couple of years back about what drives a company like Nike to stick with or dump a sports figure during a scandal:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/ben-roethlisberger-tiger-woods-nike-flee/story?id=10375523

It's hard to say if Tiger could have retained their support after Penn State/Armstrong. Thing is, his infidelity was against his wife, not the game. Nice or not, if Nike is going to refuse to do business with any athlete who is found out to be cheating on his or her spouse, they won't have too many endorsement deals. They have to have an "ick factor" to measure the behavior.

Armstrong cheated his game, for years, and threatened those who knew the truth - directly at odds with his, "Awwww shucks, 'LiveStrong,' cancer survivor-beats-all-odds" persona. His own charitable foundation dumped him.

As for Joe Paterno, well, maybe had his name not been on the wall of a child care center on Nike's campus but... major ick.

Michael Vick was convicted of charges related to dogfighting. Among other things, he repeatedly smashed a dog's skull into the ground for "underperforming" and attached electrodes to the ears of another before throwing it into a pool of water to die.

Roethlisberger has been accused and investigated for vile things, but never charged.

Hope Solo is, relative to the star power of the others in Nike's universe, a a nobody. (I said "relative to others" so please don't spaz out that I don't know who she is or what her significance is to U.S. Women's Soccer.)

just curious said...

Funny,this reminds me of when Olympic athlete/prostitute Suzy Favor Hamilton did a Nike horror spoof of her being chased by a "Jason" killer.Hamilton, being a long distance runner, outruns the Jason untils he's outta breathe.Nike pulled the spoof because some Women's group complained about the commercial promoting women as victims.

Anna Nawnamuss said...

Ew! How does it feel to be a prostitute Vanessa?

DBZee said...

Nike's headquarters is about 10 miles from my home, and they are a big employer out here. Lots of people around here wear Nike stuff because they get access to the Nike store (employees only, huge discounts).

Funny thing is, Adidas also has headquarters here.

It wouldn't totally shock me if Nike did that - it really is about image control, and they've been shot quite a bit lately with out-of-control athletes & celebs. Nike poured a HUGE amount of money into the UofO football program, even building the football players a freaking palace of a facility.

annoy ance said...

Kobe & Vanessa Bryant? What a load of BS. Nike is his biggest sponsor and they didn't drop him when he faced the rape allegations. They didn't drop Tiger Woods after he cheated on his wife with every VIP hostess in Vegas as his other sponsors were dropping him like a hot rock. No other sponsor will take him? For Christ's sake, Adidas, which is contracted by the NBA for all uniforms and was his old sponsor, would snap him up in a second. Li Ning, the Chinese sporting good company were after him in '07 before he signed the contract extension.

The only thing that's keeping him married is the fact that he never got a prenup when he married 11 years ago and CA is a community property state. He makes $28 million a year from the Lakers alone. Is Entertainment Lawyer really a lawyer?

ino said...

It was obvious at the Olympics that Kobe and Vanessa's marriage was just for show by then. The boy did not give a sh-t, he was seen openly with other women and he looked like he was trying really hard to get in on that Olympic village action everyone was talking about. And Vanessa, well, she looked like the cat that ate the cream when she got to London. Check her pics from Wimbledon, I swear I've never seen her smile so much. Girl knows that between Nike and no prenup, she's set for life. Those two are gross and in their own way, made for each other.

sbalb said...

Don't buy it. Nike could care less whether or not Kobe and Vanessa stay married. Kobe's image is hardly one of devoted family man, and they certainly don't market him that way. There might be SOME minor company he endorses that said they'd drop him if he got divorced but "no other company would take him?" Yeah, right.

Jazzy said...

I knew this was them. She's probably looking for a bonus with the terrible season the Lakers are having. Vanessa said she didn't want to be married to a loser, someone who doesn't win championships. She's definitely got a PHd in golddigging and will probably be PMK version 2.0.

Bangagong said...

Do we know for sure it's Nike and not say, McDonald's?

Scott said...

I think It suits Hilary and her career to stay with Bill more than the other way around at this stage. He owes her. I'm not sure Vanessa has a huge public career ahead of her when Kobe retires.

whocaresnow12 said...

This is complete BS. He easily could get a new endorsement deal.

Ari said...

That's bitch has been through thick and thin for that SoB...I hope she has her own side-ho