LOS ANGELES – Never together in a helicopter, because if something had happened, the daughters would not have had to be orphaned. The pact made by Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa in 2018, revealed by People, sounds like an omen, almost a mockery.
The former basketball player, who died in the crash over the California hills on Sunday January 26 together with his daughter Gianna, 13 years old, and seven other people, had married Vanessa in 2001 and the two had three other daughters besides Gianna: Natalia, 17 years old, Bianka, 3 years old, and Capri, born in June 2019.
Bryant usually moved by helicopter, but he always did it with the same pilot, Ara Zobayan, who also died in the crash . He had started flying when he played with the Los Angeles Lakers just to be able to spend more time with the family and less in traffic, explains People.
“One day he was in the traffic and I was about to miss a school play. I had to find a way in which I could train but at the same time not compromise the time with my family ", he explained in an interview in 2018." It was then that I thought about helicopters: in this way I could go ahead and back in just fifteen minutes. "
For Bryant, being a father was the most important thing, as he explained in another interview released last November: “Being a father is the thing I am most proud of in the world. It's my biggest accomplishment. I learned so much, but probably the deepest thing was the intense, unconditional love you have for children when you become a parent. I am lucky to have lived this experience four times. There is nothing more powerful in the world. " (Source: People)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano