NBA Star LeBron James opened up about the loss of his friend, rapper Nipsey Hussle, whose death James called "one of the most unfortunate events" in American history.

“It’s so unfortunate when you look at a guy who believed in what he believed in, talked about how he wanted to give back to his own community, actually gave back to his community and actually stayed in his community — there’s not many who’ve done that,” James told a Los Angeles CBS affiliate

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“To see his life taken away from him in his community by someone that come[s] from his community, it’s one of the most unfortunate events that has happened in American history,” he added on Friday. 

Hussle was gunned down Sunday outside his Los Angeles clothing store, according to the Associated Press. A man named Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderJuan Williams: Democrats finally hit Trump where it hurts GOP governor vetoes New Hampshire bill to create independent redistricting commission Why target Tucker Carlson? It's part of the left's war on the right MORE, 29, has been arrested in connection to the shooting. He is also accused of wounding two other men. 

Hussle was nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award for his album “Victory Lap.” He owned several businesses in the area where he was shot including a burger restaurant and a barbershop.