Wife of NBA Star Kobe Bryant Files for Divorce

December 17, 2011 Updated Dec 17, 2011 at 2:59 PM EDT

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Wife of NBA Star Kobe Bryant Files for Divorce

December 17, 2011 Updated Dec 17, 2011 at 2:59 PM EDT

According to the Los Angeles Times, the wife of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant filed divorce papers on Friday.

Vanessa Bryant cited "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce petition, according to the Times story. The Bryants, who married in 2001, issued a joint statement Friday saying they have "resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately," according to the Times story.

Read the Los Angeles Times story HERE.