Kobe Bryant reportedly had a deal with his wife Vanessa that they would not travel together in a helicopter, which was to get around Los Angeles.
The NBA legend was tragically killed in a helicopter crash with eight other people at the weekend, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
But according to People, Vanessa would not join her husband when he used helicopters for the convenience of getting around LA.
A source said Kobe, 41, only ever used Ara Zobayan as pilot, who was killed alongside the basketball star in Sunday’s crash.
Kobe had previously spoken about his helicopter use, saying that he looked to the skies while playing for Los Angeles Lakers, to avoid the traffic of the often gridlocked city.