Death of Kobe Bryant : Nike withdraws all of its products to avoid resales unhealthy
This is a terrible news, which was announced on Sunday 26 January 2020 : Kobe Bryant died in a plane crash with her daughter Gianna, 13-year-old, as well as seven other people. The tributes multiply on the Canvas and the Nike brand, it has decided to withdraw all products from the legend of the Los Angeles Lakers to avoid resales to take advantage of the death of the athlete.
A year after the death of Emiliano Sala in a plane crash, another athlete lost his life in the air : the helicopter Kobe Bryant crashed near Los Angeles on Sunday January 26, 2020. None of the passengers survived : nine people are dead, including the basketball player and his daughter Gianna. The announcement of the death of Kobe Bryant has been a real shock to his family, his fans, celebrities such as Neymar, Kylie Jenner and Justin Bieber, or even Nike, the star of the Lakers was muse.
Nike against the resellers
The company has also decided to honour the memory of the father of the family as it should be by removing from sale all products from its range in order to avoid the resellers to resell them more expensive and thus taking advantage of the death of Kobe Bryant to raise money.
A decision taken in time since the prices of the sneakers, the athlete have already started to climb sharply on the sites resale : “
take Advantage of his death to make a profit is just disrespectful“, “ You try to take advantage of a terrible tragedy and you are the epitome of what is wrong in the community sneakers of our days“, “ If you hope to make a profit through his death, you must revise your life“, have outraged some users on Twitter. And for info, the collection, the Kobe V Protro “Big Stage”, which was released on February 7, 2020, will not be available immediately.
The sneakers of Kobe Bryant, therefore, are not found. By contrast, Nike has left his tribute to basketball in One of its site : “
With millions of athletes and fans around the world, we are devastated by the tragic news of today. We send our deepest sympathies to those who are the closest to Kobe, especially to his family and his friends. It was one of the greatest athletes of his generation and has had an impact immeasurable in the world of sports and the community of the basketball. He was a beloved member of the family Nike. He will be greatly missed. Mamba forever.“