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(CBS News)   If you release a pair of shoes to honor the daughter of a deceased sports legend, you might want to check with the family first. Yes, we're looking at you, Nike   (cbsnews.com) divider line
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2021-06-04 1:57:01 PM  
Killjoy!

:-)
 
2021-06-04 2:02:13 PM  
Doing something in spite of a woman not wanting it done is exactly what Kobe would have wanted.
 
2021-06-04 2:15:00 PM  
 
2021-06-04 2:19:16 PM  
Oops. Was that bad? Should I not have done that?
 
2021-06-04 2:31:11 PM  
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2021-06-04 2:43:15 PM  
Oh noes, free publicity.
 
2021-06-04 3:00:27 PM  
lol memorial sneakers

i honor you life with my stinky feet
 
2021-06-04 3:04:09 PM  
she wants a bigger cut of sales
 
2021-06-04 3:34:53 PM  
This whole thing is just weird... designing a shoe to honor your deceased daughter... especially so soon after her death.  The whole thing feels like she, and Nike, are trying to make as much money as possible over their deaths.
 
2021-06-04 4:07:30 PM  

EyeballKid: Doing something in spite of a woman not wanting it done is exactly what Kobe would have wanted.


Comment of the year, right here.
 
2021-06-04 4:27:58 PM  

kindms: lol memorial sneakers

i honor you life with my stinky feet

Most of the people that buy those will never wear them.
 
2021-06-04 4:57:44 PM  
I don't know whether to be relieved or disappointed that nobody's made a "helicopter parent" joke yet.
 
2021-06-04 5:26:55 PM  
There is a market for shoes commemorating some basketball player's dead daughter? That seems like it would be a miniscule niche market.
 
2021-06-04 6:05:21 PM  

Tom-Servo: This whole thing is just weird... designing a shoe to honor your deceased daughter... especially so soon after her death.  The whole thing feels like she, and Nike, are trying to make as much money as possible over their deaths.


I believe all proceeds from the shoe were going to be donated to a charity that has been established in the daughters name.

She designed it, and then decided against releasing it.  I work with grieving parents and family and honestly it doesn't sound that far off from what a lot of them do in regards to memorials and what not for their loved ones although none of my clients have billion dollar companies with them.

But I think the general process is the same you want to do something to remember your loved one and in the process of doing it you decide whatever it is you have made/created is best kept with you and your family at least for now. Although the creation process can be helpful while grieving even if there is nothing to show publicly from it.
 
2021-06-04 6:20:19 PM  

King Something: I don't know whether to be relieved or disappointed that nobody's made a "helicopter parent" joke yet.


You just did, Your Majesty.  You just did.
 
2021-06-04 7:55:14 PM  

snoopy2zero: Tom-Servo: This whole thing is just weird... designing a shoe to honor your deceased daughter... especially so soon after her death.  The whole thing feels like she, and Nike, are trying to make as much money as possible over their deaths.

I believe all proceeds from the shoe were going to be donated to a charity that has been established in the daughters name.

She designed it, and then decided against releasing it.  I work with grieving parents and family and honestly it doesn't sound that far off from what a lot of them do in regards to memorials and what not for their loved ones although none of my clients have billion dollar companies with them.

But I think the general process is the same you want to do something to remember your loved one and in the process of doing it you decide whatever it is you have made/created is best kept with you and your family at least for now. Although the creation process can be helpful while grieving even if there is nothing to show publicly from it.


Seems more like she has no talent and she's burning through Kobe's money and needs to make more profits off their deaths. She's been relentless with the press in the last few months and milking it for anything it's worth

/it's disgusting
//also, I believe the Kobe/Nike contract ended this year
///along with some other high profile Nike contracts
 
2021-06-04 7:55:17 PM  

ltdanman44: she wants all of sales


Ftfy
 
2021-06-04 7:59:35 PM  

OhioUGrad: snoopy2zero: Tom-Servo: This whole thing is just weird... designing a shoe to honor your deceased daughter... especially so soon after her death.  The whole thing feels like she, and Nike, are trying to make as much money as possible over their deaths.

I believe all proceeds from the shoe were going to be donated to a charity that has been established in the daughters name.

She designed it, and then decided against releasing it.  I work with grieving parents and family and honestly it doesn't sound that far off from what a lot of them do in regards to memorials and what not for their loved ones although none of my clients have billion dollar companies with them.

But I think the general process is the same you want to do something to remember your loved one and in the process of doing it you decide whatever it is you have made/created is best kept with you and your family at least for now. Although the creation process can be helpful while grieving even if there is nothing to show publicly from it.

Seems more like she has no talent and she's burning through Kobe's money and needs to make more profits off their deaths. She's been relentless with the press in the last few months and milking it for anything it's worth

/it's disgusting
//also, I believe the Kobe/Nike contract ended this year
///along with some other high profile Nike contracts


According to her there were no profits to be made.

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2021-06-04 9:32:13 PM  

snoopy2zero: Tom-Servo: This whole thing is just weird... designing a shoe to honor your deceased daughter... especially so soon after her death.  The whole thing feels like she, and Nike, are trying to make as much money as possible over their deaths.

I believe all proceeds from the shoe were going to be donated to a charity that has been established in the daughters name.

She designed it, and then decided against releasing it.  I work with grieving parents and family and honestly it doesn't sound that far off from what a lot of them do in regards to memorials and what not for their loved ones although none of my clients have billion dollar companies with them.

But I think the general process is the same you want to do something to remember your loved one and in the process of doing it you decide whatever it is you have made/created is best kept with you and your family at least for now. Although the creation process can be helpful while grieving even if there is nothing to show publicly from it.


This. I also work with grieving families, and I echo all that you have said here.
 
2021-06-04 9:36:34 PM  

EyeballKid: Doing something in spite of a woman not wanting it done is exactly what Kobe would have wanted.


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2021-06-04 10:35:59 PM  
This really is one of those articles that you should read before you comment on
 
2021-06-04 10:48:04 PM  
....hope they didn't put an American flag on them too. Wouldn't want to upset Colon Kaepernick too.
 
2021-06-04 11:55:07 PM  

snoopy2zero: OhioUGrad: snoopy2zero: Tom-Servo: This whole thing is just weird... designing a shoe to honor your deceased daughter... especially so soon after her death.  The whole thing feels like she, and Nike, are trying to make as much money as possible over their deaths.

I believe all proceeds from the shoe were going to be donated to a charity that has been established in the daughters name.

She designed it, and then decided against releasing it.  I work with grieving parents and family and honestly it doesn't sound that far off from what a lot of them do in regards to memorials and what not for their loved ones although none of my clients have billion dollar companies with them.

But I think the general process is the same you want to do something to remember your loved one and in the process of doing it you decide whatever it is you have made/created is best kept with you and your family at least for now. Although the creation process can be helpful while grieving even if there is nothing to show publicly from it.

Seems more like she has no talent and she's burning through Kobe's money and needs to make more profits off their deaths. She's been relentless with the press in the last few months and milking it for anything it's worth

/it's disgusting
//also, I believe the Kobe/Nike contract ended this year
///along with some other high profile Nike contracts

According to her there were no profits to be made.

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It's easy to claim anything. She's profiting off her social media or she wouldn't be on it as much, she was never this vocal when Kobe was alive earning $. Nor did she post.about him as much. Stop acting like she's some altruistic wife and accept it for what it is.
 
2021-06-05 12:08:53 AM  

OhioUGrad: snoopy2zero: OhioUGrad: snoopy2zero: Tom-Servo: This whole thing is just weird... designing a shoe to honor your deceased daughter... especially so soon after her death.  The whole thing feels like she, and Nike, are trying to make as much money as possible over their deaths.

I believe all proceeds from the shoe were going to be donated to a charity that has been established in the daughters name.

She designed it, and then decided against releasing it.  I work with grieving parents and family and honestly it doesn't sound that far off from what a lot of them do in regards to memorials and what not for their loved ones although none of my clients have billion dollar companies with them.

But I think the general process is the same you want to do something to remember your loved one and in the process of doing it you decide whatever it is you have made/created is best kept with you and your family at least for now. Although the creation process can be helpful while grieving even if there is nothing to show publicly from it.

Seems more like she has no talent and she's burning through Kobe's money and needs to make more profits off their deaths. She's been relentless with the press in the last few months and milking it for anything it's worth

/it's disgusting
//also, I believe the Kobe/Nike contract ended this year
///along with some other high profile Nike contracts

According to her there were no profits to be made.

[Fark user image image 425x628]

It's easy to claim anything. She's profiting off her social media or she wouldn't be on it as much, she was never this vocal when Kobe was alive earning $. Nor did she post.about him as much. Stop acting like she's some altruistic wife and accept it for what it is.


Your hatred for a woman that lost her husband and daughter on the same day is impressive.
 
2021-06-05 1:38:29 AM  

OhioUGrad: snoopy2zero: OhioUGrad: snoopy2zero: Tom-Servo: This whole thing is just weird... designing a shoe to honor your deceased daughter... especially so soon after her death.  The whole thing feels like she, and Nike, are trying to make as much money as possible over their deaths.

I believe all proceeds from the shoe were going to be donated to a charity that has been established in the daughters name.

She designed it, and then decided against releasing it.  I work with grieving parents and family and honestly it doesn't sound that far off from what a lot of them do in regards to memorials and what not for their loved ones although none of my clients have billion dollar companies with them.

But I think the general process is the same you want to do something to remember your loved one and in the process of doing it you decide whatever it is you have made/created is best kept with you and your family at least for now. Although the creation process can be helpful while grieving even if there is nothing to show publicly from it.

Seems more like she has no talent and she's burning through Kobe's money and needs to make more profits off their deaths. She's been relentless with the press in the last few months and milking it for anything it's worth

/it's disgusting
//also, I believe the Kobe/Nike contract ended this year
///along with some other high profile Nike contracts

According to her there were no profits to be made.

[Fark user image image 425x628]

It's easy to claim anything. She's profiting off her social media or she wouldn't be on it as much, she was never this vocal when Kobe was alive earning $. Nor did she post.about him as much. Stop acting like she's some altruistic wife and accept it for what it is.


People often process their grief by talking about their deceased loved ones. It's actually healthy for them to do so. Instead of attacking someone who has suffered a grief unimaginable to most of us, accept her talking about Kobe and Gigi on social media and creating the memorial shoe for what it is - an important part of her healthy grief process.
 
2021-06-05 11:26:28 AM  

OhioUGrad: snoopy2zero: Tom-Servo: This whole thing is just weird... designing a shoe to honor your deceased daughter... especially so soon after her death.  The whole thing feels like she, and Nike, are trying to make as much money as possible over their deaths.

I believe all proceeds from the shoe were going to be donated to a charity that has been established in the daughters name.

She designed it, and then decided against releasing it.  I work with grieving parents and family and honestly it doesn't sound that far off from what a lot of them do in regards to memorials and what not for their loved ones although none of my clients have billion dollar companies with them.

But I think the general process is the same you want to do something to remember your loved one and in the process of doing it you decide whatever it is you have made/created is best kept with you and your family at least for now. Although the creation process can be helpful while grieving even if there is nothing to show publicly from it.

Seems more like she has no talent and she's burning through Kobe's money and needs to make more profits off their deaths. She's been relentless with the press in the last few months and milking it for anything it's worth

/it's disgusting
//also, I believe the Kobe/Nike contract ended this year
///along with some other high profile Nike contracts


She's worth half a billion. You sound fat.
 
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