Rick Fox reflects on rumors he was in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: 'I'm glad that's over with'

Former Los Angeles Lakers famous person Rick Fox mentioned the rumors that he used to be at the doomed helicopter that crashed in California on Sunday, killing 9 other folks on board, together with Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

Fox used to be rumored to had been at the helicopter, which crashed on a mountainside in Calabasas. He seemed on “NBA on TNT’s” particular about Bryant on Tuesday and mentioned how the rumors affected his circle of relatives.

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“My circle of relatives went thru, in the course of all this, one thing that I couldn’t believe them experiencing,” he mentioned.

Fox mentioned his daughter had instructed him that one in all her worst fears used to be studying a couple of guardian’s demise thru social media.

He mentioned, “She, thankfully, referred to as me and we have been simply speaking and crying concerning the information of Kobe.”

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The ex-NBA famous person mentioned any person instructed his pal, King Rice, that Fox will have been at the airplane.

“I’m seeing King’s quantity many times going and going and going, and I believe he’s anxious about me, so I mentioned, ‘I’m gonna communicate to my very best pal,’ so I spoke back and mentioned, ‘Howdy guy, that is loopy about Kobe,’ and he simply used to be bawling,” Fox mentioned.

“And I began crying. And he used to be like, ‘You’re alive!’ And I used to be like, ‘Neatly, yeah. Like what do you imply?’ And it used to be in that second that my telephone simply began going, and my mother and my sister and my brother… This has been so much to procedure for all people,” he mentioned. “I’m satisfied that’s over with, nevertheless it used to be onerous to care for as it shook numerous other folks in my lifestyles.”

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Fox performed in conjunction with Bryant from 1997 to 2004, when he retired.

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