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'How can you expect these players to play knowing their friend, team-mate, mentor and legend has passed': NBA come under fire for not cancelling games after the tragic death of Bryant The world was grieving on Sunday following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant He died in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Players and the NBA community were left devastated after the news emerged NBA has come in for heavy criticism for not cancelling Sunday night's games 

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 09:58 GMT, 27 January 2020 | Updated: 10:16 GMT, 27 January 2020

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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

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

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