The Lakers vs. Clippers sport scheduled for Tuesday might be postponed “out of respect for the Lakers group” following Kobe Bryant’s loss of life, the NBA introduced Monday.
“The sport might be rescheduled at a later date,” the assertion mentioned.
Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash Sunday morning alongside along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and 7 different individuals who have been on board. The Los Angeles legend’s sudden passing shocked the world, and lots of NBA groups paid tribute to Bryant throughout their video games within the afternoon.
The Lakers have been touring again from Philadelphia on Sunday, and gamers may very well be seen reacting to the information after they landed in Los Angeles. Simply the day earlier than, Lakers ahead LeBron James handed Bryant for third place on the all-time scoring record and spoke about what Bryant meant to him.
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The Athletic reported the Lakers had grief counselors accessible to gamers on-site because the NBA and groups mentioned the potential of suspending the sport.
The Clippers performed the Magic on Sunday, and following their sport, coach Doc Rivers and ahead Kawhi Leonard have been emotional discussing Bryant’s loss of life.
Kawhi Leonard holds again tears addressing the passing of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant – “Understanding him personally, I do know he’d need me to return out right here & ball & nonetheless simply be nice… All people’s unhappy. No phrases can clarify the affect he had on the game… It’s simply unhappy.”#Clippers pic.twitter.com/Q1JLPMaYuT
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