On Sunday afternoon, rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down on a Los Angeles street outside a clothing store he owned before later dying in a hospital.
He was 33 years old.
The Grammy-nominated artist collaborated with hip-hop titans Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Drake among others and was a favorite in NBA circles.
Upon hearing the news, LeBron James expressed his sorrow on Twitter.
😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2019
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 1, 2019
Stephen Curry knew Nipsey Hussle personally
Stephen Curry, who had a personal relationship with Nipsey, spoke about his death after the Warriors game.
Steph Curry had developed a recent friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He shares some thoughts on his death. pic.twitter.com/sBeD4YnOQz
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 1, 2019
“It’s a sad and tragic event,” Curry said. “Obviously send prayers to his family, community. ... Senseless crimes don’t need to happen, especially with a guy who was doing what he was doing.”
Clippers pay tribute
The Los Angeles Clippers mourned Nipsey with a jersey dedicated to him.
Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. pic.twitter.com/SgxhQ16Zi9
— x - LA Clippers (@LAClippers) April 1, 2019
Outpouring of sorrow from NBA players
Several other NBA players expressed their sadness via social media.
YOU’RE ONE OF ONE BRO!!! Rest Up King 🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/fXzJesHlaB
RIP NIPSEYMAN GONE TOO SOON! TRYNNA DO GOOD IN HIS COMMUNITY🙏🏾🙏🏾 @NipseyHussle
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) April 1, 2019
My dawg you will be missed 😢 we still gonna run these laps 🙏🏽 https://t.co/pJSYSpJxWP
— kuz (@kylekuzma) April 1, 2019
Can’t believe this 😪😪 @NipseyHussle way more than just a rapper. Used his platform to move the people. Rest In Peace. 🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) April 1, 2019
Damn damn damn!!!!!!!!! Say it ain’t so
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) March 31, 2019
— Chris Paul (@CP3) April 1, 2019
RIP Nip Hussle smh...
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) April 1, 2019
Rest In Peace to Nipsey Hussle, I always appreciated the positive energy and messages he sent out to the world. We truly lost a great man..
— Evan Turner (@thekidet) April 1, 2019
Nipsey Hussle is survived by two young children Emani and Kross Asghedom and his girlfriend Lauren London.
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