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Money Nike reportedly suspends sales of Kobe gear in online store

11:10  28 january  2020
11:10  28 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Howard wants Kobe to help him in dunk contest

  Howard wants Kobe to help him in dunk contest Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is hoping to incorporate a former teammate into his quest for a second NBA Slam Dunk contest title. Following the Lakers' 100-92 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday, Howard requested the fans' help to convince Kobe Bryant to join him for next month's event. "I'm trying to get Kobe," he said, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "So if I can get all the Laker fans to lobby to get Kobe to help me in the dunk contest, that'd be really good. That'd be awesome."Howard, who won the dunk contest in 2008, will be participating for the first time in more than 10 years. Bryant won the 1997 Slam Dunk contest title.

Nike on Monday suspended the sale of Kobe Bryant merchandise on its online store , multiple outlets reported. According to ESPN, a search for Kobe A search of the site for " Kobe Bryant" and related terms later Monday night resulted in a page with the statement Nike issued Sunday upon learning of

Nike on Monday suspended the sale of Kobe Bryant merchandise on its online store , multiple outlets reported. According to ESPN, more than 100 NBA players have worn Bryant shoes this season. Thousands of people reportedly stopped by and gathered throughout the day Monday at a 35-foot

a wooden bench sitting in front of a building: The logo of Nike is seen in a storefront in Sao Paulo© Reuters/Paulo Whitaker The logo of Nike is seen in a storefront in Sao Paulo

Nike on Monday suspended the sale of Kobe Bryant merchandise on its online store, multiple outlets reported.

According to ESPN, a search for Kobe Bryant on the site takes a user instead to a page with a purple and gold Nike gift card sporting the Los Angeles Lakers logo. A search of the site for "Kobe Bryant" and related terms later Monday night resulted in a page with the statement Nike issued Sunday upon learning of Bryant's death:

"Along with millions of athletes and fans throughout the world, we are devastated by today's tragic news. We extend our deepest sympathies to those closest to Kobe and Gianna, especially their family and friends.

Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

  Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash today . The Los Angeles Laker legend was 41. Bryant and at least three other individuals were reportedly in Bryant’s private helicopter when it went down in Calabasas, a suburb of Los Angeles located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley. Bryant reportedly has been long known for traveling frequently by helicopter to get around Southern California and avoid the traffic.

Nike is reported to have suspended sales of its Kobe Bryant merchandise online . ESPN reports the decision to suspend the sales is to prevent resellers from stockpiling on Bryant gear and then selling the merchandise at elevated prices.

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"As we are learning more details of the accident and the others who have tragically lost their lives, our heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone involved and impacted.

"Kobe was one of the greatest athletes of his generation and has had an immeasurable impact on the world of sport and the community of basketball. He was a beloved member of the Nike family. We will miss him greatly. Mamba forever."

Bryant, 41, was one of nine people killed Sunday when the helicopter they were traveling in crashed in Calabasas, Calif. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, also was among those who perished.

According to TheStreet, Nike had not yet replied to a request for comment Monday night. But citing sources within the company, ESPN reported the decision to suspend the sales was to prevent resellers from stockpiling on Bryant gear and then selling the merchandise at elevated prices.

The report added that Nike is re-evaluating how it will release Bryant's signature shoe series going forward.

According to ESPN, more than 100 NBA players have worn Bryant shoes this season.

Thousands of people reportedly stopped by and gathered throughout the day Monday at a 35-foot poster of Bryant at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. At Nike's regional office in Los Angeles, employees gathered in the office's auditorium, named "Kobe."

Also on Monday, the NBA announced that the game between the Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

--Field Level Media

Howard: Kobe was going to help me in dunk contest .
Following Tuesday's win over the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers center and former Slam Dunk contest champion Dwight Howard said Kobe Bryant had agreed to assist him at All-Star Weekend. "He was going to do something for me in the dunk contest, which is kind of heartbreaking," Howard said, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "It's been on my mind every day. Man, I can't believe it. I'm still in shock. It hurts. It's tough. I just never"He was going to do something for me in the dunk contest, which is kind of heartbreaking," Howard said, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "It's been on my mind every day. Man, I can't believe it. I'm still in shock. It hurts. It's tough.

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