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Sport NBA postpones Lakers-Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday in wake of Kobe Bryant's death

01:45  28 january  2020
01:45  28 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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  Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash today . The Los Angeles Laker legend was 41. © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Bryant and at least three other individuals were reportedly in Bryant’s private helicopter when it went down in Calabasas, a suburb of Los Angeles located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley. Bryant reportedly has been long known for traveling frequently by helicopter to get around Southern California and avoid the traffic.

The NBA postponed the Los Angeles Lakers ’ Tuesday night game against the Los Angeles Clippers as the league continues to grapple with Kobe The Lakers , who were first informed of Bryant ’ s death as they traveled back to Los Angeles after a Saturday night loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, were in

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died yesterday and the whole of LA is still in mourning after the tragic 28 at Staples Center has been postponed . "The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers NBA games and NFL' s pro-bowl went ahead in the wake of Sunday' s shocking accident as the sporting

The NBA postponed Tuesday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the league said Monday in a news release.

A memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)© AP A memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

“The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday,” the league said in a statement.

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"The National Basketball Association game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers scheduled for Tuesday , Jan. 28 at Staples Center has been postponed ," a statement announcing the postponement , which was shared on Twitter, read. "The decision was made out of respect for the

The NBA has postponed the matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers on Tuesday following the death of Kobe Bryant . The game was scheduled for 10 p.m. on Tuesday and will be rescheduled at a later date, the league said in a statement. "The decision was made out of respect for

The game will be rescheduled.

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Bryant spent his 20-year NBA career with the Lakers and developed many friendships on the basketball and business sides of the operation. The Lakers are devastated. The organization has not released a statement or publicly acknowledged Bryant's death.

Owner Jeanie Buss was always close with Bryant, and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is one of Bryant’s close friends and was his agent.

The team has brought in grief counselors for group and one-on-one sessions, according to ESPN.

The NBA had discussions with both teams through the day, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the postponement.

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"The National Basketball Association game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers scheduled for Tuesday , Jan. 28 at Staples Center has been postponed . The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe

The Los Angeles Lakers ' game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday has been postponed following the death of Kobe Bryant , the NBA has confirmed.

Because of Bryant’s relationship with the franchise and the game between the two teams just two days after the tragedy in which nine people died, it was determined that postponing the game made sense. Since the two teams play in the same arena – Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles – league and team executives believe they can find a reasonable date to play the game.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NBA postpones Lakers-Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday in wake of Kobe Bryant's death

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