LeBron James devastated upon learning of Erin Popovich's passing

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The news of Erin Popovich’s passing was announced on Wednesday night, and support rolled in from across the NBA world.
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LeBron James was shaken by the news that the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, Erin Popovich died on Wednesday.

On the court after Cleveland defeated Indiana in Game 2, TNT reporter Allie LaForce broke the news to James.

An emotional James, who appreciates Popovich and vice versa, paused for a second, fighting back tears.

“Obviously, I’m a huge Pop fan. I love Pop,” James said. “That’s such a tragedy. My best wishes goes out to Pop and his family. That’s devastating news. It’s a lot. The NBA family, we all stick together. I know we compete every night, but when something like this happens it puts everything in perspective. I send my well wishes and my prayers up to the heavens above. I know the man above never makes a mistake even when you sometimes have to ask why. That’s just terrible news. Best of luck to Pop everybody in San Antonio,…

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