Kobe Bryant gifts from public memorial taken off eBay

Ross Houston
February 27, 2020

Bryant, who was a huge advocate for women in sports, had originally texted Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka from a helicopter in California back in January, wanting to secure an internship at a baseball agency for Alexis. "Um, like I said man, it's just, I respect your question for sure, but it's very emotional", he said. While remembering her late husband at his and daughter Gianna's celebration of life service on Monday, Vanessa Bryantopened up about a romantic gift the National Basketball Association star had given her one year for Valentine's Day-the actual notebook, as well as blue dress and shoes that Rachel McAdams wore in the 2004 romance film, The Notebook.

Asked by reporters if he attended, LeBron refused to be drawn in.

'To stand up there the way she did, to give that speech the way she gave that speech. I really commend her. With his three daughters that are still here. My heart's with her family still, with his 3 daughters that are still here, with his wife, his mom and dad, sister. It was just a very hard day. "Another challenging day for all of us. A very tough day for myself, for my family, for everyone involved", James said.

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.

The service began just hours after Vanessa sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in the fog last month.

Pilot Ara Zobayan, Sarah Chester and daughter Payton also were killed.

Money from ticket sales was to be given to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, which supports youth sports programs in underserved communities and teaches sports to girls and women.

People seeking to profit off items given out to attendees of the Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial at Staples Center earlier this week will now have to find an outlet outside of eBay to sell their pieces of memorabilia.

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