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Tyronn Lue reflects on Kobe Bryant’s death: ‘I’m just not ready yet’

The collage of photos Tyronn Lue has of him and Kobe Bryant were pulled off the walls of the Clippers coach’s home in Las Vegas once he learned about the death of a friend he revered.

Even though the collection of pictures were from their glory days as teammates with the Lakers, the pain of seeing those images each day was too much for Lue to bear.

It still pains Lue to talk about how Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020.

His office at the Clippers’ training facility is bare, not a picture in sight, so on a recent day Clippers assistant general manager Mark Hughes suggested to Lue that he put up some photos.