Rick Fox Recalls People Thinking He Died In Helicopter Crash With Kobe Bryant

Rick Fox, Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant

Rick Fox Recalls People Thinking He Died In Helicopter Crash With Kobe Bryant

Rick Fox is recalling the tragic helicopter crash that recently killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and 7 other people and how there was false information circulating about his involvement.

As previously reported, when news began to circulate about the accident, initial reports claimed that Rick Fox was on board. His step-daughter Lion Babe shot down those reports on social media.

During his recent appearance with Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson, Dwyane Wade and Derek Fisher, Rick Foxx recalled the heartbreaking situation.

“My family went through, in the midst of all this, something that I couldn’t imagine them experiencing. One of my daughter’s greatest fears is finding out that one of her parents has been lost through social media, instead of from a loved one or a family member. And she fortunately called me and we were just talking and crying about the news of Kobe.”

He says that he began to receive an overwhelming number of calls, but he didn’t pick up until his close friend King Rice, called him.

“I’m seeing King’s number repeatedly going and going and going, and so I think he’s worried about me, so I said, ‘I’m gonna talk to my best friend,’ so I answered and said, ‘Hey man, this is crazy about Kobe,’ and he just was bawling. He was like, ‘You’re alive!’ And I was like, ‘Well, yeah. What do you mean?’ And it was in that moment that my phone just started going….”

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As previously reported, on January 26, 2020, Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, six family friends and the pilot died after the helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas, near downtown Los Angeles, and caught on fire. Bryant, and the other 8 occupants, were killed. The victims are: the helicopter’s pilot, Ara Zobayan; Gianna’s Mamba Academy teammates Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester; their parents, John and Keri Altobelli, and Sarah Chester; and assistant coach Christina Mauser.

The Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, and the FBI have launched investigations into the crash.

theJasmineBRAND sends our prayers to all the families and fans affected. Rest In Peace. 

Authored by: TJB Writer