The National Basketball Association is postponing Tuesday’s matchup between the Clippers and the Lakers.

Tuesday’s scheduled game at Staples Center between LA’s two teams is being put on hold – at least for now. The NBA says the death of Kobe Bryant and nine others makes grieving more important than playing. Bryant played for the Lakers for years and won several championships. The 41-year-old, his daughter and seven others died Sunday in a helicopter crash in LA county.