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In an original report posted by Business Of Fashion. The death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant has sparked a global outpour of mourning and tributes at NBA games to the Grammys , but aside from that sneakerheads found a way to bang the bunk by reselling a pair of adidas Crazy 97 “Kobe Bryant Slam Dunk Contest” for a price of, lo and behold, $1,199 in the StockX platform- a 600 percent increase over its previous sale nine days earlier.
In China, the price spiked for Bryant’s “Kobe” and “Mamba” pairs which triggered a flood of accusations that resellers were making money off of his death.
According to the report made by BOF Resale platforms don’t want to be seen as enabling users to profit off the death but are also reluctant to interfere in the freewheeling marketplaces that drive their business. “Were on par with the previous 3 months combined.” By Tuesday, all Bryant merchandise on the Nike website had sold out
Bryant’s 20-year career in the NBA included five championships, 18 All-Star appearances, two Finals MVP trophies and one league MVP trophy. He scored 33,643 points, the fourth most in NBA history.