Los Angeles Lakers: Postponing game against Clippers was right move

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The NBA decided to postpone the Los Angeles Lakers game on Tuesday after the passing of Kobe Bryant. This was certainly the right move to make.

On Sunday, many people including the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a shocking loss when Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash in California.

At 41-years-old, Bryant was certainly taken far too soon. The timing of his passing has been extremely hard on many, as basketball players around the NBA have been viably upset during tributes.

For the Lakers, they haven’t played since last Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Their next scheduled game was to be against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night in the Staples Center. However, the NBA made the right decision to postpone this game to a further date.

Since Kobe played his entire career with the Lakers, he obviously meant a ton to the franchise. The loss of someone like Kobe has been extremely hard for everyone that knew him and many that never met him before, but idolized him.

Giving the Lakers a few extra days to mourn the loss of Kobe was certainly the right move. More than likely, the team would not be mentally prepared at all to play a huge game against the Clippers.

By postponing the game, the Lakers will now have until Friday before they have to play again. This is certainly more of an acceptable time-frame to allow the franchise to recover from one of the most devastating losses to ever hit the sports world.

While nothing has been announced yet by the team, they will surely have a wonderful tribute planned for Bryant. The loss of Kobe is still shocking to even think about, so the more time the NBA was able to give the franchise the better.

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Hopefully, Bryant’s family is doing as well as they could be considering the awful loss. For the Lakers, they will be back on the court Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers.