Why Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa was not on the helicopter that crashed: Source reveals

Why Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa was not on the helicopter that crashed: Source reveals

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant have been killed on alongside seven other people.

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As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, Bryant, Ginna, and seven others died on Sunday, January 26, 2020, after a helicopter they were travelling on crashed.

READ ALSO: Names, details and photos of all the 9 victims of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash pop up

An insider has revealed that Bryant's wife, Vanessa, could probably have been on the plane if not for a deal she with her husband.

According to a report YEN.com.gh sighted by People.com, though the former NBA star used helicopters to get around Los Angeles, he and his wife Vanessa made a point not to fly together.

“He and Vanessa had a deal that they would never fly on a helicopter together,” the report quoted the unnamed source to have said.

The report also added that Bryant “only” flew in helicopters with pilot Ara Zobayan, who was among those killed in the crash.

Bryant is survived by Vanessa, 37, and their daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, who was born in June 2019.

The former NBA player, 41, and his daughter were on their way to a youth basketball game at the time of the crash, numerous reports have stated.

Meanwhile, Bryant was not the only popular sportsperson who lost his life in the accident.

One of the victims happened to be a popular baseball coach, John Altobelli who was the coach of Orange Coast College.

Just like Bryant, Altobelli was on the helicopter with family. His wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, died with him.

Alyssa was a basketball player at Kobe's Mamba Academy and was being escorted to training by her parents.

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