April 2, 2019

Nipsey Hussle mourned by Clippers and around NBA: ‘Lost an amazing soul’

By Andrew Greif

An extra jersey hung in the lockers belonging to Clippers reserves Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell on Sunday afternoon inside Staples Center. Jerseys had been customized hours earlier with the name “Hussle” on the back and were quickly delivered to a locker room that, like many across the NBA, was mourning the death of local rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hours after the Grammy-nominated artist was shot and killed outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles, news of his death reverberated across the league, beginning in the city’s downtown arena. The Clippers played a video tribute before Sunday night’s tipoff against Memphis, and Williams and Harrell each wrote messages on their sneakers in black marker.