New Lakers guard and former Dallas Mavericks star, Wayne Ellington has lost his father after he was murdered in Philadelphia.

The rest of the Los Angeles team is rallying around him in his time of grief.


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Ellington’s father was killed Sunday night. The Lakers say they’ve given Wayne an indefinite leave of absence while he copes with the tragedy. Ellington’s 57-year-old father was shot while sitting in his car Sunday night. Police say an unknown gunman shot him in the head, and he died later at the hospital. So far they have no leads on a suspect. h/t tmz

This is Ellington’s first year with the Lakers. He released a statement thanking the team and its fans for their support.

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