LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) CBSLA Sports Director Jim Hill had a chance to speak to LeBron James, who got pretty emotional when talking about Nipsey Hussle and their relationship.

The hip-hop artist who was gunned down last Sunday left an impression on James.

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In the interview, James expressed his condolences to Hussle and his family, calling the murder “one of the most unfortunate events that has happened in American history.”

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Watch James talk about Hussle’s death and what it means to him:

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Watch LEBRON: THE JIM HILL INTERVIEW immediately following the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Monday night on CBS2 – and again at 10:30pm after the KCAL9 News at 10pm.