LosAngeles — Michael Beasley‘s mum, Fatima Smith, died Sunday after a battle with cancer.

La Lakers coach Luke Walton used his pre game media feedback prior to tipoff against the Memphis Grizzlies to send a note to his grieving player.

“I just wanted to send our love, our thoughts and our prayers to Michael Beasley and his loved ones,” Walton explained. “They’re going through a challenging moment. But we’re thinking of youwe miss you and we all love you.”

Beasley, 29, shared with a photo of his mother on his Instagram on Sunday morning and captioned the photo by having an emoji of the angel.

Last week, with the Lakers from Washington to play the Wizards, Beasley and his mum attended the match and watched the first half by a suite before Beasley emerged from the tunnel early in the 3rd quarter to encircle his team mates whom he’s been with since Dec. 8 while tending to his loved ones.

Beasley, a native of Prince George’s County, Maryland, had been at the area since the Lakers’ four-game road trip rolled through the nation’s capital. He moved to the match in his mother’s request, according to a team spokeswoman, because his mum wanted to see the Lakers play in man.

Sunday declared the 13th match this season Beasley failed to play because of personal reasons.


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