Christie Brinkley Shares Her Reaction to Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Crash After She Survived One 25 Years Ago

Days after Kobe Bryant’s fatal crash, Christie Brinkley is sharing her love for the NBA legend and reflecting on her own helicopter accident 25 years ago in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.

Christie told “Extra,” “I got a call from my daughter Sailor… She knows I’m sensitive to helicopter things. As soon as she said it, though, I spontaneously burst into tears. I grew up in a Lakers house; my parents had season tickets. My parents never missed a game, and my mom adored Kobe. He made her feel like a million bucks. She just always repeated how kind he was, how warm he was. And as a result, I loved him, also for everything he is, but also how he treated my mom.”

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