By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline
Published: 09:58 GMT, 27 January 2020 | Updated: 10:16 GMT, 27 January 2020
The NBA have come in for heavy criticism for not cancelling Sunday night's games following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant.
The sporting world was left grieving on Sunday after it was announced that Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
But despite the sudden news of his passing - a sporting icon following his stellar success within the sport - the NBA made the decision to go ahead with Sunday's games.
The sporting world was left grieving on Sunday following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant
In several clips from Sunday's action, many basketball players and other members of the sport's community were visibly