"Entrepreneur, rapper, and community activist Nipsey Hussle tragically passed away at the age of 33," the announcer said. "From his work within locals schools, creating business in L.A., and promoting better life choices, Nipsey had a lasting impact on bettering our entire Los Angeles community. Please join the Warriors, the Lakers, and the entire NBA family in a moment of silence for the late Nipsey Hussle."
Nipsey's music was also played during pregame and LeBron James showed up wearing a Nipsey shirt.
The Marathon Continues 🏁 pic.twitter.com/IMG6hICU0T— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 5, 2019
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/D6mVOfTh7N— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 5, 2019
"Cause on a mission your worst enemy is idle time..."— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) April 5, 2019
LeBron James shows some love to Nipsey Hussle 💙 pic.twitter.com/FTlAsmyi4x
LeBron James wearing a Nipsey Hussle shirt 🔥 pic.twitter.com/GIhlm1jNVX— Chris Montano (@gswchris) April 5, 2019
Nipsey was fatally shot while outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31. The Victory Lap rapper was 33 years old. The suspected shooter, 29-year-old Eric Holder, has been arrested and charged in Nipsey's murder. Chris Darden, Holder's attorney, has plead not guilty on behalf of his client.
All Love. pic.twitter.com/sQk7JwZydU— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 5, 2019
Artist. Activist. Angeleno.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 1, 2019
L.A. mourns the loss of one of our own, Nipsey Hussle. pic.twitter.com/7DovnRkayn