At least some hoping to profit off Kobe Bryant’s death were blocked by eBay.
The e-commerce behemoth removed multiple listings for souvenirs given out at the Lakers legend’s public memorial Monday because “we do not allow listings that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering,” eBay told TMZ on Wednesday.
Bryant and daughter Gianna were killed along with seven others in a January helicopter crash, and the pair were remembered this week at Staples Center, where the over 20,000 attendees were given several keepsakes.
By Tuesday, some of those items, including a memorial T-shirt, ticket, a book and pin package that had a starting bid of $3,000, made their way to eBay. A dozen other similar listings were asking for prices over $1,000.
It is unclear whether any previously made transactions were voided after eBay made its decision.
Those still hoping to purchase some Bryant memorabilia from the site aren’t totally out of luck, as the platform did not remove other items related to the late 41-year-old, even though those items likely saw their prices rise in the aftermath of his shocking death.
Other victims of the crash included girls basketball coach Christina Mauser, college baseball coach John Altobelli, his daughter Alyssa Altobelli (a basketball teammate of Gianna), and wife Keri Altobelli.
Pilot Ara Zobayan, Sarah Chester and daughter Payton also were killed. They were all traveling to a basketball tournament held at Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy.
The crash still is under investigation.
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