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Kobe Bryant

I Never Saw Him Helicopter to Practice

Says Former Lakers Star

2/24/2014 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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You've heard the stories about Kobe Bryant and his legendary chopper ... but former Lakers player Devin Ebanks tells TMZ Sports he NEVER saw the Mamba helicopter to practice once!!!!

Ebanks -- who spent 3 seasons with the Lake Show -- was at LAX this weekend when he dropped the bombshell ... telling us the helicopter stories are more urban legend than fact.

Guess this means Kobe was must have had to slum it to practice in one of his pedestrian cars ... like his Ferrari, Bentley or Lamborghini.

#RichPeopleProblems

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1.

kokochsnel    

Is it me or does Kobe look like that goofy vulture from Looney tunes.

204 days ago
2.

TeeDee    

Another pointless TMZ story!

204 days ago
3.

Monique    

Kokochsnel that not kobe, ex team mate. Read the story first.

204 days ago
4.

Steve    

Another false story by TMZ, check your facts.

Kobe does indeed take a helicopter from Orange County to LA. He doesn't land at the practice facility, he lands nearby either at LAX or a private airport.

It is a fact, he's even let his former teammate Steve Blake borrow it last year. He had his chopper fly Steve from LA to OC for a doctors check up for an injury after practice.

And Bam, here are 2 links that prove your story FALSE.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/kobe-bryant-helicopter-steve-blake_n_2122327.html

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/a-clockwork-orange/kobe-bryant-gq-magazine-moehri/

204 days ago
5.

Just sayin'..    

Lies. I worked on the Call of Duty commercial set (where jimmy kimmel and Kobe had cameos) It was during basketball season and we set up a hot zone for his helicopter. He flew in, rode in a limo for 100 yards, filmed, rode in a limo for 100 yards back to his copter and went to practice... :-/ Who cares, though? If I had a helicopter, I'd fly that crap to the supermarket...just cause.

204 days ago
6.

Just sayin'..    

EXCLUSIVE! Some guy is saying some stuff doesn't exist, cause he's never seen it! Ooooh. That's crazy. :-/ This story is dumb.

204 days ago
7.

boo boo    

They needed something to ask Ebanks at the airport and that the best they could come up with. TMZ should get out of the sports biz. Nice Lakers Beats By Dre though.

204 days ago

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