A Philadelphia woman claiming to be a relative of star NBA baller Kobe Bryant is stirring up a big ol’ pot of messiness just in time for holidays.
The author, who goes by the name of Gail Williams and says she’s spilling “family secrets” in the new “fiction” book titled Oh How The Mighty Fall, has been publicly promoting the book via social networks and has even released a few excerpts full of dirty laundry.
The book tells the story of a young high school basketball star from Philly who went on to play in the NBA and later disowned his family because they disapproved of his “Spanish wife.”
Check out a summary courtesy of Amazon below:
King Jackson, a high school phenom turned NBA basketball superstar is on a downward spiral. The only son of Donald and Naomi Jackson, who perfectly planned every step of his life from his junior year in high school, now, finds himself in situations he can’t buy himself out of. With the help of his conniving mother, together they have alienated everyone in their path, even each other at some point, but now he is forced to decide if he should trust her and let her back into his life during his darkest hour.
His two sisters, Dana and Lena, have lived in the shadow of his success throughout his career and now decide that they have had enough of him and go their own way even if it is in his time of need. King’s family is turned completely upside down when he falls in love with a young Spanish girl named Neila Cruz, and marries her way to quickly for their taste. All the while never telling his high school sweetheart Danielle that their relationship was over. They voice their outrage every chance they get until King reaches his breaking point and disowns his family to protect his new wife, while Danielle tries every way she knows how to contact King and get closure.
King’s mother, who never thought her husband Donald could ever take care of her the way her wealthy son could, sets her plan in motion to win back King and his money that she had become so accustomed to, not knowing that at the same time someone close to her is plotting her destruction to finally rid their self of Naomi and her greedy and conniving ways. One night of cheating, King’s ego and a family secret will set in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever. He will quickly learn that all the people he disowned on the way up he will have to face on his path to destruction and realize that they are not to quick to give him a second chance…
Sounds a little too close to real life to be “fictional,” right? Gail also posted additional excerpts with even more messy details about “King’s” money-hungry mother Naomi, push-over father David, his high school sweetheart Danielle whom he left behind to marry his Spanish girlfriend Neila, and more.
Needless to say, somebody definitely won’t be invited to Thanksgiving dinner if this really is Kobe’s relative.