Watch a failed attempt to replicate Kobe Bryant’s (fake) car stunt
The moral of the story is: Don’t try to jump over a moving car.
Kobe Bryant’s famous video from 2008, a commercial for Nike’s Hyperdunk, appeared to show him jumping over a speeding Aston Martin -- only it never happened.
Bryant’s commercial was all special effects, which the Lakers guard acknowledged as soon as the video made its splash.
The show “Sport Science” attempted to re-create the actual stunt, but as the video below shows, it’s just too dangerous. As the ill-fated jump illustrates, the timing is just too hard to calculate with the naked eye.
Bryant’s clip certainly made an impression. Five years later, new spoofs are still popping up on the Internet.
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