NBA players mourn the death of Nipsey Hussle, a Grammy-nominated rambler West Coast who was killed outside his Los Angeles clothes shop on Sunday, according to city mayor Eric Garcetti.
The police confirmed that three men were killed on Sunday and one of them outside Marathon Clothing, the Hussle shop.
Hussle, a prominent NBA supporter, was regularly at the Staples Center, often seen sitting on court in the games. Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers. He was also seen attending the NCAA Texas Tech tournament over Gonzaga on Saturday in Anaheim.
LeBron James was among many athletes, including Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Isaiah Thomas and Tobias Harris, to express their surprise and sadness on the news on social networks.
Stephen Curry, who interviewed Hussle, 33, said last year as part of his series; on YouTube, he developed friendships with the rapper and expressed his support for the Hussle family after the victory at the Golden State Warriors home on Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.
"I met him last year and had a great talk about who he was as a person, what he represented, what his message was, how he tried to inspire people by thinking about where he grew up, and how he turned that; n something. " whole city, "Curry said." Difficult, meaningless, crimes that don't have to happen. Especially with a man who was doing what he was doing, definitely difficult. One of those (seconds) before the game, you try to pay your respect as well as you can. You can send love there to your family. "
The Los Angeles Clippers honored Hussle with a video tribute before their match against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night, after which they shared a picture of their name on the back of a Clippers shirt on social media. .
In a tweet, Los Angeles Police Department said it has no information about a suspect in the shooting.
The ESPN and Ohm Youngmisuk Associated Press contributed to this report.