Former basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers team, Kobe Bryant, died last Sunday due to a helicopter crash fatal. Along with him were nine more people, including his 13 year old daughter Gianna. None of those involved survived the crash.
Kobe rode a helicopter frequently, and to prevent an even greater tragedy in the event of accidents, he and his wife had an agreement on helicopters.
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Kobe Bryant and his wife had an agreement on helicopters
The information came from a source close to the couple, who revealed that Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, had made a deal: the two would never ride a helicopter together, in case there was an accident, one of the others would remain alive to take care of your daughters.
The former NBA player used to ride a helicopter a lot due to the tight schedule. According to people magazine, Kobe Bryant only used this type of transport when it was driven by pilot Ara Zobayan, who also died in the accident. In an interview in 2008, Kobe revealed what motivated him to ride a helicopter more often:
I was in traffic once and ended up missing a piece from my daughters’ school. I had to find a way to continue training and focus on my job, but without compromising time with my family. It was then that I started researching helicopters. When you don’t spend a lot of time with your kids, you want to take every chance to see them.
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Kobe Bryant had four daughters, Natalia Diamante Bryant, 17, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, who was 13 and also died in the accident, Bianka Bella Bryant, 3, and Capri Kobe Bryant, who only had 7 months old. The player also revealed to the press his pride in being a father:
Being a father is the thing I am most proud of in this world, it is my greatest achievement. I learned a lot, but perhaps the greatest thing was the fierce and unconditional love you feel for your children when you become a father. I am grateful to have lived this experience four times and there is nothing more powerful in this world.
The player declared in an interview with Sunday Paper