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Nike Sells Out Of Kobe Bryant Merchandise After His Death

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Nike is out of Kobe Bryant merchandise.

According to Darren Rovell early Tuesday morning, Nike has completely sold out of Kobe gear following his death Sunday in a helicopter crash. (RELATED: NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash)

I feel like I’ve said this a million times at this point, but I’ll say it again. It’s truly remarkable the attachment some people feel towards Kobe Bryant.

In the big picture, Nike selling out of jerseys isn’t really a big deal. Selling jerseys means nothing compared to the memories people are sharing.

 

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Some people can’t even talk about Kobe without crying. I don’t blame them one bit. A man who impacted a lot of lives died at the age of 41.

Something tells me this won’t stop for the next several days. I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a ton of Kobe news until at least the Super Bowl.

Given the tragic nature of the former Lakers star’s death and his insane popularity, none of us should be surprised. He was a star, and every day since his death, we get reminded more and more of that fact.