Kobe Bryant started flying in helicopters to combat Los Angeles traffic and how much time it takes to get anywhere. He told Alex Rodriguez, “I had to figure out a way where I could still train and focus on the craft but still not compromise family time.” His chopper could get him where he needed to be in 15 minutes as opposed to 90 minutes.
But according to a source, NBA legend had a deal with Vanessa that they would never fly on a helicopter together. He recognized that while they are safe there's more danger with a helicopter than cars or planes.The wisdom in that decision meant that she wasn’t involved in Sunday’s crash that claimed the lives of Kobe and their daughter,Gianna, and seven others.
Speaking of Gianna, Kobe had big plans for “Gigi.” He’d filed a trademarkfor “Mambacita,” the 13-year-old’s nickname on December 30th. According to the paperwork, he intended to use the future baller’s moniker on athletic apparel, including shirts, shorts, hats, jerseys, sweatpants, and more.