Lakers-Clippers game postponed after death of Kobe Bryant

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 18:00:33-05

LOS ANGELES — The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers' Tuesday night game with the Los Angeles Clippers.

In a statement, the league said the decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash.

Bryant and his daughter were two of nine people who died Sunday morning after the helicopter on the way to one of Gianna's basketball games crashed near Calibasas, California. The NBA had eight games scheduled on Sunday, and each of them were played.

Bryant's legacy was honored with a 24-second moment of silence, a 24-second violation or an 8-second back court violation, commemorating the two jersey numbers he wore during his decorated 20-year career.

Tuesday's game will be rescheduled at a later date.