A video of Kobe Bryant revealing why he often chose to take his private helicopter to training sessions has resurfaced after the NBA star died in a horror crash yesterday.
In a gut-wrenching interview, Kobe explained he was missing huge moments in his kids’ lives being sat in traffic.
“Traffic started getting really, really bad. And I was sitting in traffic and I wound 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,” Bryant explained in the resurfaced video.
“So that's when I looked into helicopters and being able to get down and back in 15 minutes and so my routine was always the same.
“Weights early in the morning, kids to school, fly down, practice like crazy, do my extra work, media, fly back, get back in carpool line and pick the kids up.
“You have road trips and times where you don't see your kids so every chance I get to see them and spend time with them… I want that.”
It comes as Los Angeles officials are believed to have recovered three bodies from the crash site where Kobe Bryant died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others.
Five-time NBA champion Bryant, 41, was among the nine tragic victims killed in the crash in Southern California on Sunday morning.
Officials have not yet identified the bodies and no official statement has been made.
Among those who also died were Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, 56, wife Keri, their daughter Alyssa and Harbor Day School assistant coach Christina Mauser.
Another young player, Payton Chester, was also killed in the crash along with her mother Sarah Chester, along with pilot Ara Zobayan.
Gianna and Alyssa were teammates at the Mamba Academy and were flying from Orange County to Thousand Oaks to attend a game, OCC assistant coach Ron La Ruffa told CNN.
Reports have emerged claiming that the helicopter flying Bryant and Co plummeted nearly 500 feet in just 15 seconds before smashing into an LA hillside.
Flight radars show the helicopter circle around for 15 minutes and tried to turn before crashing.
Recovery work at the crash site is expected to take several days and a 5-mile no-fly zone has been set up by the FAA.
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