DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Nuggets held a moment of silence on Sunday for NBA legend Kobe Bryant. They face the Houston Rockets at the Pepsi Center.

During warmups, Will Barton and Jamal Murray spoke, apparently sharing the tragic news.

Shortly after, Murray shared his emotions on social media.

The Denver Nuggets held a moment of silence before tipoff.

Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone responded to the news after the game.

“When I was growing up I remember when your parents would tell you, ‘I remember where I was when John F. Kennedy got shot, when Dr. King got shot.’ Our players will always remember this day because of that news and losing somebody like that way before we should’ve lost him,” he said.

Professional sports players, past and present, in Denver are reacting with shock and grief at the news

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Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to his fans before the game against the Denver Nuggets on March 2, 2016 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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