Quick Facts of Pamela Vox Bryant
Pam Bryant is an American socialite and wife of former NBA player Joe Bryant. She rose to fame as a mother of Late Kobe Bryant. Her husband Joe is the former basketball player and former coach of WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. He coached a national basketball team like Italy, Japan, and Thailand.
Similarly, Pam’s son Late Kobe Bryant was a professional basketball player who played his entire career in basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers Lakers. Wanna know more about Pam Bryant, including her net worth and personal life, if so then read the whole article.
Married Joe Bryant
Pamela Cox born in 1954 married former NBA player and coach Joe Bryant and gained fame as Pam Bryant. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in 1974. At that time she was just 21 years old. The long time married couple met through a family friend and decided to walk down the aisle.
Currently, 45-year-old shares three children from her marriage to Joe. The couple welcomed their first child Sharia Bryant on March 19, 1976, followed by Shaya Bryant on July 30, 1977. Moreover, they welcomed their only son, Kobe Bryant on August 23, 1978. Pam’s daughter’s Sharia and Shaya are socialite, businessman, and celebutante. Her son, Kobe Bryant was a renowned professional basketball player who won five NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Tragedy in the Bryant Family
Pam along with her family faced a tragedy recently on January 26, 2020, after she lost her son Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old granddaughter Gianna Bryant on the tragic helicopter accident. The accident took place while her son Kobe was traveling to see the basketball match of his daughter Gianna. They were traveling on Kobe’s Sikorsky S-76 chopper in order to avoid Los Angeles’s traffic.
Unfortunately, the pilot lost his control in the foggy weather around 10 am. Later, the flying vehicle crashed in hilly terrain in Calabasas, California and caught fire. Instantly the news widespread around the world and became national news in every tabloid and television channel.
As per sources, Pam and her husband Joe had a strained relationship with their son Kobe. The relationship had become so rusty that she didn’t even attend her son’s wedding. Reportedly, the reason behind the cold relationship was her son marrying a non-African-women Vanessa Laine. She is a former model and video vixen. However, everything became normal after the birth of her granddaughter Natalia from Kobe and Vanessa’s marriage.
Pam Bryant lives a low-key life due to which her net worth is still under review. Despite that, she lives a quality life because of her high-status family member. At one time she received $450,000 from the auction house for the items of her son which became a controversy since she had a strained relationship with her son at the time.
Moreover, Pam’s husband has a net worth of an estimated $2 million from his career as a basketball player and coach. Joe must have earned around $40,000 to $65,000 from a season as a player which is an average earning of a player in the 70’s and 80’s. Likewise, he earns around $250,000 to $350,000 in a season as a coach.
However, her only son Kobe was the richest member of the family. In fact, he was the main reason behind the richness of the family with a net worth of $600 million which he earned as a professional basketball player. He received $25 million annually as a player for Lakers. In 2016, Bryant earned a whopping amount of $26 million from endorsements.
Some of the brands he endorsed include Nintendo, Turkish Airlines, and Sprite. One of Bryant’s biggest endorsements deals was with Nike. In 2013, he secured a deal paying $10 million a year. According to Forbes, the basketball star was the highest-paid athlete in the history of sports.