Kobe’s $21,000 Cristal Bill

Nothing to do with the Lakers but it’s a fun little story involving our very own Kobe. Now, ship some of that Cristal to TLN headquarters, Kobester. :)

TMZ: Kobe Bryant is known for being a tough competitor — in the club?!

Basketballin’ Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, were at Friday night’s grand opening of BLUSH Boutique Nightclub at the Wynn in Las Vegas, when he saw poker player Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari kick in for two bottles of $1,400 Cristal champagne. According to sources inside the club, Kobe wasn’t about to be shown up by some puny little card player — and kicked in for five bottles. Antonio, who’s used to upping the ante, then switched his order to ten! Go big or go home!

Kobe ended the competition when he purchased an astounding 15 bottles — and then left the club! Just to put Bryant’s baller status into perspective — Kobe’s $21,000 bill still doesn’t cover what NBA and gambling legend Charles Barkley drops on one hand of blackjack!

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  • magicbalala245

    Hope Kobe doesn’t drunk and demand a trade LMFAO j/k yea but damn Kobe send some of that ova hurr just like TLN said

  • foxxy

    AND SO????????????????

  • JordanT

    I once bought a cheeseburger that wasnt on the 99 cent menu if its any consolation.

  • BEC

    He should of just bought one and donate the rest of his money to a charity of some sort. That would have made him look even better. Such as my BEC foundation, I would put that money to good use ;).

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Kidd & JO or Maggette & JO, or all 3?

    Yes this is possible. The Lakers could actually land all three stars. How? I’ll tell you in a moment. First let’s see how we can get a duo of Kidd and Jermaine O’ Neal (no Maggette).

    Four-Way-Trade: Lakers, Pacers, Nets, and Timberwolves.

    Lakers Recieve: Jermaine O’ Neal, Jason Kidd, Trenton Hassell, and Craig Smith.

    Pacers Recieve: Lamar Odom, Richard Jefferson, and Vladamire Radmonovic.

    Nets Recieve: Jordan Farmar, Andrew Bynum, Coby Karl (the Lakers can do this trade when CK’s Trade Restriction is over), Kwame Brown, Marquise Daniels, Jamaal Tinsley, and Darell Armstrong.

    Timberwolves Recieve: Brian Cook, Sasha Vujacic, and Mile Ilic.

    This is trade #1. If you don’t believe that a duo of Kidd and JO will do us good, then check out the 2nd trade which gets us a duo of JO and Corey Maggette (no Kidd).

    Four-Way-Trade: Lakers, Pacers, Clippers, and Timberwolves.

    Lakers Recieve: Jermaine O’ Neal, Corey Maggette, and Mark Blount.

    Pacers Recieve: Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, Shaun Livingston, Paul Davis, Juwan Howard, Craig Smith, and Mark Madsen.

    Clippers Recieve: Ricky Davis, Brian Cook, Sasha Vujacic, Kwame Brown, Ike Diogu, and Darrell Armstrong.

    Timberwolves Recieve: Chris Kaman, Vladamire Radmonovic, Shawne Williams, Tim Thomas, and Jeff Foster.

    This is trade #2. So which one do you prefer, trade #1, or trade #2? If you choose Trade #1 which gets us JO, Kidd, Hassell, and Smith then you can possibly have Maggette as well. How? Well, now is the moment of truth. Everyone knows that Corey has a chance to opt out in this up-coming season, and it looks like he just might. He’s not happy with th Clipper organization and now that Brand and Livingston are out, he doesn’t like his playoff chances either. If he opts out, and the Lakers do trade #1 or somewhat like that trade, we could sign Corey Maggette cheap since he knows the Lakers would be devastating with Kobe Bryant, Jermaine O’ Neal, Jason Kidd, himself and the rest of the gang. This is quit possible and the Salaries work out perfectly. Go do both trades on the espn trade machine if you don’t believe me. So Lakers fans, what do you think of this idea?