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The death that shocked the sports world will now impact the Los Angeles Lakers' first game back on the court.

One day after Lakers legend Kobe Bryant tragically passed away at the age of 41 in a helicopter accident in Southern California, the Lakers' game against the Los Angeles Clippers slated for Tuesday night has been postponed.

Bryant, along with his teenage daughter and seven others, passed away late Sunday morning in a tragic accident on the way to a youth basketball game.

There’s no words that describe the pain these families must be going through.

As it relates to the Lakers, they sent in grief counselors to help players and other employees handle the tragedy.

A day after NBA games went on as scheduled with some heavy hearts on the court, it looks like the NBA did the right thing.

There’s no way LeBron James and Co. were going to be in the right head space to play what now seems to be a meaningless regular-season game.

According to the NBA, there’s no scheduled make-up date for the game as of yet.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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