Carmelo Anthony will miss game against Lakers days after Kobe Bryant’s death
Anthony, who had a close relationship with Bryant, wrote a lengthy tribute earlier this week on Instagram, sharing that Bryant had told him he planned on attending Friday’s game at Staples Center.
“I hate when I have so much to say but I can’t put any of it into words. The times I have the most to say are the times that I can’t talk. I’m screaming inside but I can’t be heard,” Anthony wrote on Tuesday.
Friday will be the Lakers first game since a helicopter crash took the lives of Bryant, his daughter Gianna; John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli; Sarah and Payton Chester; Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan on Sunday morning.
The Lakers were scheduled to play Tuesday against the Clippers, but that game was postponed.
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