The Lakers were reportedly on a flight back to Los Angeles when they heard the news.
The team played in Philadelphia on Saturday night. LeBron James was seen crying as he got off the team plane on Sunday afternoon.
At least one Lakers player made his way to Staples Center later in the day.
Los Angeles guard Quinn Cook was spotted outside of the arena, mourning with thousands of others.
Cook was a huge Lakers fan growing up, and Kobe was his idol.
He had a Kobe jersey in his hands.
The photo of a distraught Cook is heartbreaking.
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