Clippers-Lakers postponed after Bryant’s death

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers have postponed their game on Tuesday night. The league made this decision after Kobe Bryant’s death on Sunday.

The Clippers and Lakers were slated to compete at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The nationally televised game was expected to be the final game of Tuesday’s schedule.

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Since Bryant’s death, fans in Los Angeles have memorialized him outside of the Staples Center.

The league, along with members of the Clippers and Lakers organization, met to discuss what to do on Monday. They all agreed to push the game back.

“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 was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The basketball icon was one of nine individuals on the helicopter that crashed into a hillside.

With Tuesday’s game postponed, the Lakers next game is slated to be Friday night. They are slated to play the Portland Trail Blazers.

At this time, it is not clear if that game will go on as scheduled at the Staples Center. Or it would be postponed, as well.

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