- Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant died due to a helicopter crash in California
- The basketball legend was interviewed in 2018 about his helicopter on the popular ABS talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
- In the interview, Jimmy asked Kobe if he still uses his helicopter even after retiring from the NBA
- Kobe replied in the affirmative, saying that he needs his “Mamba Chopper” when in Los Angeles
Kobe Bryant died at the age of 41 along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant due to a helicopter crash in California.
The American basketball legend was said to have been interviewed on popular ABS talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” before his horrible death.
The viral interview, which took place in January 2018, shows Jimmy asking Kobe if he still uses his helicopter even after retiring from the NBA.
Bryant answered in the affirmative, saying that he needs his “Mamba Chopper” when in Los Angeles.
In other interviews, Kobe said he rents the helicopter regularly because he cannot stand the heavy traffic in Los Angeles.
Kimmel: “I remember you used to fly your helicopter from your home to the Staples Center.”
Bryant: “I still fly it now down there.”
Kimmel: "Are you still flying it by yourself now?"
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Bryant: “Dude, no. I barely trust myself behind the wheels of the car let alone a helicopter. But that’s as Hollywood as I get though. I’m not coming to LA if I don’t have my Mamba Chopper.”
The LA Lakers legend was on board along with his 13-year-old daughter as well as seven others before the crash took place.
Fans across the world have paid tributes to the former LA Lakers star after his sudden death on Sunday, January 26.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash including his daughter Gianna in an incident that occurred in Calabasas, California, as the basketball world has been thrown into mourning, TMZ Sports reports.
The NBA legend who is the fourth-highest scoring player with 33,655 points just one short of Lebron James, was confirmed dead.
Reports claim former LA Lakers legend was traveling with four other unidentified people in his private helicopter when the incident happened, and everyone on board lost their lives.
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