Kobe Bryant Memorial Merch Will Not Be Sold on eBay [READ]

PHOENIX, AZ – FEBRUARY 19: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers adjusts his jersey during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on February 19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 102-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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This past Monday, celebrities, athletes, family members, and others gathered at the Staples Center to celebrate the life of the late great Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and the seven other victims that lost their lives a month ago. Those who attended the memorial service received a special edition t-shirt and program featuring memorable photos of the Lakers legend and his loving daughter. 

Once the service ended, some people who attended went on eBay to post the merchandise and started selling both the t-shirt and the program for thousands of dollars. One seller was bidding the t-shirt for over $2,000 while another person offered the public a “Kobe memorial” bundle pack (which included the shirt and the program) that went for over $3,000. 

Those items, along with other listings involving the service, were quickly taken down from the site by eBay representatives. eBay had actually sent an email to one of the sellers saying, “Please note, due to sudden and tragic passing of Kobe Bryant- eBay has made the decision to prohibit the sale of merchandise, images, and mugs relating to their passing. We do not allow listings that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering.” 

The site will still allow users to sell other Kobe memorabilia such as shoes, autographed items, and jerseys. Thankfully, eBay has paid their respects to Kobe and his family in the best way possible. Rest in Peace Kobe, Gigi, and the seven other victims that lost their lives last month.         

Co-written by Isaiah Castaneda.

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