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Report: Kobe's wife gets $75M in divorce settlement

Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, in Dallas.

Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, in Dallas. (Feb. 13, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Earlier today, TMZ reported that Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa was awarded $75 million as part of a divorce settlement.

As part of the deal, according to TMZ, Vanessa will get three of the former couple's Newport Beach, Calif. homes, including the one the couple was living in. reported on Dec. 16, 2011, that Vanessa filed for divorce from Kobe. The couple married 10 years ago and did not sign a prenuptial agreement.

CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell estimated on Twitter on Dec. 16 that Kobe's net worth was around $360 million. TMZ reported today that the couple's total assets totaled $150 million.

Kobe is off to a quick start this season, leading the NBA in points per game (30.4). Bryant hasn't averaged over 30 points per game since the 2006-07 season, when he led the league in scoring with 31.6 points per game. His career high came the year prior when he averaged 35.4 points.

Bryant scored at least 40 points over a four-game stretch for the Lakers, including an NBA-high 48 points in a Jan. 10 win against Phoenix. He is one of the early leaders in the league's MVP race.

The Lakers lost to the Dwyane Wade-less Heat Thursday night, 98-87, to drop to 10-6 on the season and 1-5 on the road. Bryant finished with 24 points on 8-for-21 shooting.


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