Love & Basketball with LA Laker Kobe Bryant at the Jay Z and Kanye concert, the actress was quick to shut down the rumors. Below is the original story from New York Daily News' Gatecrasher:
According to our source, Lathan, 40, who’s the voice of Donna Tubbs on “The Cleveland Show,” came to the concert with a girlfriend, and Bryant, 33, who was with teammate Matt Barnes and a bodyguard, were initially seated on adjacent couches in the club-like friends-and-family VIP area behind center stage. Kim Kardashian , Beyoncé and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the other celebs in attendance.
Eventually, Lathan and Bryant ended up standing next to each other, and that’s when our source said the actress, who was drinking champagne, became progressively more flirtatious with the NBA star, who stuck to soft drinks, presumably because he’s in training. Lathan, attired in a sexy white-chiffon dress over what appeared to be a black bra, was “whispering in his ear” and at one point stroked the ballplayer’s face. “It seemed like a pretty intimate gesture,” says the source.
At one point she left her seat and when she came back, she made sure she was standing next to Kobe again,” says the source She also danced to Jay-Z and West’s performance in front of Bryant.
“She was throwing her head everywhere. Her hair was like slapping him in the face,” laughs the source, who adds that at one point, one of the straps of Lathan’s dressed slipped enticingly off her shoulder. When West performed “All of the Lights,” Bryant and Lathan danced together.
Sanaa took to Twitter to give her side of the story:
Can a girl have some fun at a jayz/kanye concert w/out being linked 2 a breakup? I AM NOT, NEVER HAVE BEEN, INVOVLED W/KOBE IN ANY WAY.
Anybody who pays attention knows I’m not his type… Blank stare. #blackgirlsrock #dontbelievethelies
So there you have it. Sanaa definitely has a point when it comes to Kobe going after women that don't look like him when he looks in the mirror. I don't even think the woman he tried to rape back in 2003 was a sister. I know people will try and say what about him going with Brandy to the prom, but personally I think that was a set up for publicity. i don't think Kobe was looking at Brandy like he wanted her to be his boo. If there's an actress you want to dart your eyes at that does go after married ballers, I suggest you feast your eyes on Gabrielle Union.