Sneakers - January 28, 2020

Honoring Kobe

Like many around the world, the StockX family is still reeling from the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant. He was a singular talent and cultural force, and his impact on so many of our lives has been immeasurable. You can read our full remembrance here.

As is the case for any live marketplace, real-life events have ramifications on what people chose to buy and sell, and for how much. In the wake of Kobe’s passing, there was a surge in interest in products related to the basketball legend, including some of his most noted sneaker collaborations. The increased interest is a testament to his impact both on and off the court. Alongside Jordan, he was one of the most influential basketball players in the sneaker world. On the heels of an incredible career, he reinvented himself off the court with an equally impressive turn as an investor, philanthropist, and storyteller. 

In recognition of this legacy, StockX will donate all proceeds from sales of Kobe Bryant-related products (sneakers, trading cards, and merch) for the week following his tragic passing to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation.

The StockX marketplace is built on the principles of transparency and access. We strive to be an open market, where buyers and sellers around the world can connect and transact freely and fairly. But we are also a community, and we mourn together with our employees, customers, and friends. By making this donation to Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, we hope to honor Kobe’s memory and keep his light alive.

credit: Atiba Jefferson (@atibaphoto)