The NBA world is reacting to the news that San Antonio Spurs Coach Greg Popovich's wife passed away.

Lebron James, who is close to Coach Popovich, learned of the news immediately following his playoff game on Wednesday night.

During a postgame interview, a reporter for TNT asked Lebron about the news and he was shocked to learn of Erin Popovich's passing. 

Now, many on Twitter are saying that the reporter was wrong to ask James about the passing following the game.

You can tell that Lebron was upset to learn about Erin's passing as he struggled to get his words out.

Erin Popovich had been battling medical issues for quite some time, but no cause of death has been announced.

Our thoughts are with Coach Popovich and his family during this very difficult time.