Kobe Bryant Explains That He Took Helicopters To Be More Involved w/ His Daughters
The world is mourning over the shocking and sudden death of retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, who passed away, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, after a tragic helicopter crash Sunday (Jan. 26).
As fans spread their condolences to Kobe Bryant and Giovanni Bryant’s family, footage of the All-Star explaining why he chose to ride in helicopters has resurfaced.
“…After-school activities and all that fun stuff, even on weekends. But then traffic started getting really, really bad, right? I was sitting in traffic and I wind up missing a school play because I was sitting in traffic. I had to figure out a way where I could still train and focus on the craft, but still not compromise family time. And so that’s when I looked into helicopters… And to be able to get down and back in 15 minutes, and that’s when it started.”
Along with Gianna Bryant, Kobe Bryant and his wife of more than 18 years Vanessa Bryant, have four daughters together: Natalia Bryant, 17, Bianka Bryant 3, and Capri Kobe Bryant, who the family welcomed in June 2019. Kobe added,
“My routine was always the same. Weights early in the morning, kids to school, fly down, practice like crazy, do my extra work, media, everything I needed to do, fly back, get back in the carpool line and pick the kids up.”
He said Vanessa Bryant insisted that she could pick up their kids, but he wanted to do it.
“My wife was like ‘Listen, I can pick them up.’ I’m like ‘No, no, no. I wanna do that because you have road trips and times you don’t see your kids. So every chance I get to see them and spend time with them, even if it was 20 minutes in the car, I want that.”
Let’s continue to pray for Kobe Bryant’s family & the families of all the victims of the fatal car crash.