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.
Bryant, a five-time NBA champion who played for the Lakers throughout his 20-year NBA career, died aged 41 in a helicopter crash on Sunday alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others.
The Lakers were set to meet the Clippers at Staples Center in their first game since the tragedy, but the fixture will now take place at a later date “out of respect for the Lakers organisation”.
The Lakers are yet to make a statement about Bryant’s death but power forward Anthony Davis expressed his thoughts on Instagram on Monday.
“Man this is a tough one for me!” Davis wrote about Bryant. “You were the first guy to put me under your wing and show me the ins and outs of the league.
“Had so many great convos about so many things and I will cherish those moments forever. Love you forever, Bean!”
The Lakers are next scheduled to play Friday when they host the Portland Trail Blazers. The Clippers host the Sacramento Kings on Thursday.
Source : Sky Sports