NBA Postpones Lakers vs. Clippers Game in Light of Kobe’s Tragic Passing
The NBA has announced that the Tuesday night Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers has been postponed in light of Kobe Bryant’s untimely passing.
“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.
Bryant spent his entire NBA career – 20 seasons – with the Lakers. Over that span he helped lead the organization to five NBA champions, winning a Most Valuable Player of the Year award along the way.
The Lakers organization released the following statement earlier today: “In consultation with the NBA League office, the game scheduled between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers for Tuesday, January 28 will be postponed and scheduled for a future date. The Los Angeles Lakers would like to thank all of you for the tremendous outpouring of support and condolences. This is a very difficult time for all of us. We continue to support the Bryant family and will share more information as it is available.”
The game will be rescheduled at a later date.