Kobe Bryant memorial items to be pulled from eBay over policy violation

Lula Sharp
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.

Sharia Washington has shared a photo of her new design this week - which features both Gianna and Kobe's jersey numbers - as a way of remembering the pair after they tragically died alongside seven others in a helicopter crash earlier this month. 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.

"Kobe's last human activity was heroic", Pelinka said. "The kind of man who wanted to teach the future generations to be better ... he taught us all valuable lessons about life and sports ... we're so thankful he left those lessons and stories behind for us".

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Bryant's request will come true with the help of Scott Boras, who according to the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez, has offered Alexis an internship. A "longtime acquaintance" of her father John Altobelli, Boras had planned to meet with him to discuss the internship before his death.

John Altobelli was the coach of the Orange Coast College baseball team in Califorinia.

Boras says he has been in contact with J.J. Altobelli, who is Alexis' brother and a scout with the Boston Red Sox. Boras said a plan was already in place for them to figure out how Alexis could gain experience working there. Bryant's wife Vanessa spoke at the event, as did Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. Lexi Altobelli will rotate through marketing, baseball operations, sports science and office administration among other areas of Boras Corp.

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