Air allegedly from STAPLES Center on the night that the Lakers beat the Jazz in Kobe Bryant’s last game hit eBay
Given the amount of love and fanfare given to Kobe Bryant as he played his final game for the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, April 13 against the Utah Jazz, there were obviously going to be some crazy stories to come from it and some really cool pieces of memorabilia for fans to take away from STAPLES Center.
However, one eBay seller is either way too clever for their own good or the least convincing con artist on the planet.
Just days after Kobe Bryant’s last game in the NBA and with the Lakers, two sellers on eBay posted an item for sale on their store pages that were puffed-up Ziploc bags with a note on it reading “Air from Kobe’s final NBA game:”
This should honestly be expected in the Internet age that we occupy. Everyone is trying to make a quick buck and attempting to do so by cheaply capitalizing off of an iconic sporting event that just happened is a pretty great way to try and do that if you are into conning people.
If you’re thinking that this might be real, though, let’s picture this. You’re in STAPLES Center surrounded by thousands of Lakers and Kobe Bryant fans. How many of those fans are going to have plastic bags with them and how many of those with plastic bags are going to have the wherewithal to pull that bag out, capture air from the arena, and then go sell it on eBay?
Not many is the correct answer—but I respect the hustle and effort by this seller.
Update: April 16, 9:22 p.m. PST
The auction for the bag of air that is pictured second in this post is still going on eBay and the bidding just eclipsed a ridiculous $15,000. This is getting out of hand.
H/T to Extra Mustard