Kobe Bryant was well-known for using helicopters to travel around Los Angeles, but he and his wife Vanessa had one rule when it came to flying.
According to People, a source revealed that the couple had a deal that they would never fly on a helicopter together.
The former professional basketball player was killed in a devastating helicopter crash on Sunday 26th January, alongside his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna.
The pair is survived by Kobe’s wife Vanessa, who he wed in 2001, and his their three daughters Natalia, aged seventeen, Bianka, aged three, and Capri who was only just born in July 2019.
Reports from ESPN claim that the father and daughter were on their way to a youth basketball game at the time of the crash which also killed seven others.
A source also told People that Kobe would only fly in helicopters that were piloted by Ara Zobayan, who was also killed in the crash.
The Lakers player had previously said that he used a helicopter for travel because it was a way to spend less time in traffic and more time with his family.
Kobe and Vanessa were obviously aware of the dangers of flying in the aircraft as they never flew together in case of an accident.
This is something similar to a rule the royal family have in which two heirs to the throne should never be on the same plane together, in order to protect the royal lineage in case anything would happen.
Prince William has broken this rule by flying with his family, as Prince George and Princess Charlotte are both heirs to the Throne.
However, it is the Queen that has the final say on if the rule can be broken and she has proven to be quite lenient surrounding it so far.