Kobe Bryant’s memorial service will likely be held subsequent weekend- and already, there’s controversy.
In a surprising transfer, the Laker’s group and Kobe’s household have chosen to promote tickets to the occasion, as a substitute of giving them away. The cash they earn, will purportedly be given to charity. However the Lakers aren’t promoting them to the general public, Lakers’ season ticket holders will get first dibs on the tickets, which might value in extra of $200 every.
Here is how TMZ is reporting it:
We’re instructed tickets will likely be accessible to most of the people, though there will likely be a lot of invited visitors who get tickets first, together with household, pals, gamers, NBA officers and, we’re instructed, season ticket holders.
We’re instructed the seats that stay will likely be bought to the general public at a worth that displays the recollections of Kobe and Gigi. We’re instructed one of many choices being mentioned was to promote the higher bowl seats at $24.02 — 24 representing Kobe’s quantity and a pair of representing Gigi’s. The web proceeds will go to a charity chosen by the household. Regardless of the worth finally ends up being, our sources say it should mirror and honor Kobe and Gigi.
Of us on Twitter aren’t too completely happy in regards to the concept of forcing Kobe’s followers to pay for the memorial service.
Michael Jackson’s service, and Nipsey Hussle’s service – each held on the Staples Heart, had been free.