This was hard to watch.

LeBron James and his fellow teammates from the Los Angeles Lakers arrived back home in L.A. after a road trip and you can see how emotional they were after finding out that the former Laker star Kobe Bryant passed away.

James and others are seen consoling each other after exiting the plane. This all after the news broke that Kobe Bryant and eight others perished in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles.

Just hours prior to his death, Kobe Bryant Tweeted out congratulations to James on surpassing him on the all-time NBA scoring list.

Things won't get easier for the Lakers as they are set to return home this week for their next NBA game at Staples Center.