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Kobe Bryant gear pulled from Nike’s
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 1/28/2020 4:10:22 AM

Nike has stopped selling Kobe Bryant merchandise on their website to prevent resellers from profiting on the NBA legend’s death, a report said. When shoppers search for Bryant’s products on the Nike website, they’re now directed to a statement from the company about the star’s death. The decision to pull the merchandise off the digital sale rack was made to thwart buyers who will likely resell the gear at a higher price, ESPN reported, citing company sources. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed along with seven other people when the helicopter they were flying in crashed near Los Angeles in California.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tom7 1/28/2020 4:30:55 AM (No. 300084)
We can sure be grateful to Nike that they oppose anyone making a profit.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: BirdsNest 1/28/2020 5:01:39 AM (No. 300093)
It will give them time to Jack up their prices.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: seamusm 1/28/2020 5:29:03 AM (No. 300107)
So assuming they don't landfill this 'surplus' apparel when they virtue signal by donating it to Africa, will the Nigerian scammers become the resellers?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: coyote 1/28/2020 7:09:31 AM (No. 300169)
Let's see now, didn't Nike use Kobe merchandise to profit in the first place, but now that fans want a remembrance of the great athlete, it's wrong.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: tootall 1/28/2020 8:10:12 AM (No. 300220)
This is total bs. Basic economics of supply and demand would show that if demand is increasing......which it is, and you restrict supply, the price goes up. Kobe was a spectacular athlete. He had some well publicized problems in his personal life, which he apparently made amends for, and changed the trajectory of his future at the time, and of all those around him. In today's 'me too' atmosphere he would have been totally destroyed, villainized, and imprisoned. Why can't the MSM mourn his tragic death, and leave the family alone to heal? He was not God.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mrtea 1/28/2020 9:36:04 AM (No. 300318)
If anyone's going to make a profit it will be us. Nike!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Smart11344 1/28/2020 2:18:21 PM (No. 300639)
Give me a break, Nike. How long will it be before you come out with a Kobe memorial shoe for about $500?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: anniebc 1/28/2020 5:43:28 PM (No. 300793)
What a crock! Nike just wants to make the profits themselves; they don't care about Kobe or his family. It's about the money, money, money. Cash, cash, cash! All for Nike.
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