Kobe Bryant’s representatives have slammed “unnamed source and blind quotes” about the Bryants, saying none of the comments were from anyone “authorized to speak on behalf of the family.”
In a statement sent to news outlets and reported by CNN, Kobe Inc. president Molly Carter said the wrong stories are bringing “unnecessary pain” to the Bryant family.
“We are disappointed in some media’s broad use of unnamed sources and blind quotes, and remind everyone that the Bryant family will speak on our own behalf when appropriate.
“To this point, no one has been authorized to speak on behalf of the family regarding any personal details surrounding Sunday’s tragedy, including stories related to the family’s previous air travel decisions. We ask members of the media for respect and responsible judgment during this difficult time. These inaccurate reports only add unnecessary pain to a grieving family.”