On Tuesday night TNT hosted a special tribute show for Kobe Bryant from an empty Staples Center.  The Clippers and Lakers game that was supposed to be played there was postponed.

The NBA on TNT crew was joined by Dwyane Wade, Reggie Miller and Jerry West.  The special served as the pregame show for the Heat-Celtics game.

A very emotional Jerry West shared his thoughts on the death of Kobe.  He called Sunday the worst day of his life. 

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West also revealed how close the Lakers star was to leaving the organization for the Clippers.  Kobe ultimately stayed with the Lakers, but he was apparently doing a little more than threatening to leave.

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