Air from Kobe's last game making big $ on eBay

Posted at 9:52 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 15:19:24-04

Well, this is one way to make up the thousands of dollars you spent to watch Kobe Bryant's final game in person.

Or, you know, take advantage of a fan base that's still on an emotional high from Kobe's 60-point performance in his NBA swan song. 

On Saturday, several plastic sandwich bags went up for auction on eBay. Only these aren't ordinary plastic bags. Oh, no -- they're bags supposedly filled with air from Staples Center during Kobe's final game on Wednesday. 

As of Saturday evening, one particular bag had nearly 100 bids, with the highest being -- wait for it -- $15,000.

It's a shrewd scheme, really, in that it's impossible to prove or disprove whether the air in the bag is actually from that game. And, hey: free expedited shipping! How can you lose?

Sunday morning update: The item has been removed from eBay. Thank goodness for common sense -- eventually.

Fortunately, screenshots are forever.