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NBA postpones Tuesday’s Lakers-Clippers game after Kobe Bryant’s death

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Tuesday night’s game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers will not be played as scheduled in response to the death of Kobe Bryant.

The league announced Monday that the game, which would have been the Lakers’ first since Bryant’s death, has been postponed and will be played at a later date yet to be determined. That decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Lakers players simply are not ready to play right now.

The Lakers’ next scheduled game would be Friday at home against the Portland Trail Blazers.

We have not heard much from the Lakers since Bryant’s death, and that is understandable. Every organization is suffering from Bryant’s loss, but none moreso than theirs. You only need to see how LeBron James was doing after the team flight landed to know that these players just aren’t in any condition to talk to the media or play a basketball game right now. They will do so in due course.

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Other victims of the helicopter crash:
John Altobelli, junior college baseball coach, also died in helicopter crash
Christina Mauser, girls’ basketball coach, among the helicopter crash victims
Sarah Chester, daughter Payton were also killed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
Ara Zobayan was the pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Tributes to Kobe:
Dallas Mavericks retire Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 jersey
Video: Raptors, Spurs start game with amazing tribute to Kobe Bryant
Shaq posts heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant
Michael Jordan releases statement on death of ‘little brother’ Kobe Bryant
Video: Doc Rivers breaks down crying talking about Kobe Bryant
Phil Jackson calls Kobe Bryant ‘a chosen one’ in statement on his death
NBA commissioner Adam Silver issues statement on death of Kobe Bryant
Video: Dwyane Wade posts emotional message reacting to Kobe Bryant’s death
Kendrick Perkins extends olive branch to Kevin Durant after Kobe Bryant’s death
Video: Emotional Mike Breen sums up NBA world’s emotions about Kobe Bryant’s death
Trae Young’s huge game was full of Kobe Bryant-related statistical coincidences

More coverage:
Video: Kobe Bryant helicopter audio released
Media errors, rumors, poor judgment run rampant in reporting of Kobe Bryant news
NBA postpones Tuesday’s Lakers-Clippers game after Kobe Bryant’s death
Kobe Bryant recently filed for ‘Mambacita’ trademark for daughter Gianna
Kobe Bryant checked in on Shaq’s son Shareef morning of helicopter crash
No, Rick Fox did not die in helicopter crash that killed Kobe, Gianna Bryant
Lakers fans start memorial to Kobe Bryant outside Staples Center
Kobe Bryant’s last tweet was congratulating LeBron James on passing him
Sports world stunned over Kobe Bryant news
Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash – dead at 41

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