Just what are the chances?
Director Xavier Rotnofsky released some in depth footage this week titled, Calabasas 1/26/20, which is entirely important to Kobe Bryant fans everywhere because it was the same day he tragically passed away alongside his daughter and seven others.
The footage featured a crew that was headed out to film a group of “UFO summoners” who called off the gathering due to heavy fog. That would be the same fog that grounded all of the helicopters in Los Angeles that morning, yet Kobe’s pilot elected to go up anyway to get and company to an awaiting game at his academy.
The dopcumentary gives a look at the aftermath of onlookers as everybody worked to get the correct information on who was on the helicopter with Kobe. One guy could even be heard saying Rick Fox was on the helicopter, which we found out wasn’t true.
Gianna Bryant, the 13-year-old daughter of Vanessa and Kobe Bryant, died in a helicopter crash that also killed her father. Seven other people died in the crash, which occurred about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Bryant has said that Gianna was “hellbent” on going to the University of Connecticut. In a podcast that aired Jan. 9, Bryant said Gianna was the reason he started watching more NBA games after he retired.
“You know what’s funny?” Bryant asked hosts Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. “So before Gigi got into basketball, I hardly watched it. But now that’s she’s into basketball, it’s on every night.”
“And I mean every game,” he said.