• Apr 11, 2008

Video posted after the jump


No, Kobe Bryant did not throw caution (and the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff hopes) to the wind by leaping over a moving Aston Martin. If you don't know what we're referring to, don't feel bad. We were in the dark until emails began flooding in this morning.

Nike has unveiled its new Hyperdunk basketball shoe, which is endorsed by Kobe and will go on sale this July. To help ramp up awareness, the company filmed a new viral video in which Kobe shows off the new kicks and, in a demonstration of their lightness, wows teammate and observer Ronny Turiaf by jumping over an Aston Martin convertible that's driven directly at him.

Kudos to Nike: if our email inbox is any indication, you've created the buzz you're looking for. And if any of you were still wondering if the video were real, Kobe told a local news reporter, "Hollywood, baby!" when asked how he did it. We tend to agree with the speculation offered up by the Bleacher Report: Kobe really jumped (his leaping ability is not in question) as the car simply drove by beside him. Watch it for yourselves below the fold and tell us what you think.

[Source: KB24.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      No real. Yoy can see different shadows before and after jump. But - sure - Bryant can do it, if he wants.
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice web.I have bought a pair of nike blazer shoes from a worldwide Zoom kobe v shopping website. Happy to share it with you sincerly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      While Kobe didn't 'actually' jump over the car, he's more than capable. I know a guy who's a stuntman, about 5'8" tall and he ACTULLY jumped a car like that.

      BUt heck, one of those 14 yr old olympic gymnists can do a no handed backflip over a car like that, with a twist.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a blue screen to me. Not a drive by the side. The shadows look weird. It could be the quality of the video, but I'm guessing he did this in a studio.

      If you notice, he's standing at the bottom of the lamp post shadow and the car drives directly over that shadow. Which means the car did drive over the spot he was theoretically standing.

      I'm guessing when this comes out, it'll be he was in studio in front of a blue/green screen and the car was filmed separately.

      Joe C.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I totally believe that he actually jumped the car. I watched it a few times and the tires were actually over the spot where Kobe's feet were at.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There have a site that you will find premium and popular labels like Lebron James.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just goes to prove...even anal rapists can get sponsorship deals with Fortune 500 companies...
        • 6 Years Ago
        what does his profession of being an analyst/therapist have to do with it?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not a Kobe apologist, but he was acquitted. His accuser withdrew her support for the prosecution when it was shown that her credibility was questionable at best. Besides that, Kobe may be a brilliant actor, but I'm in no position to judge his soul and neither are you. What I saw in his confessional press conference says he was sorry, and until such a time that I am shown otherwise, I'll take him at his word. So STFU.

        Goes to show what the world is coming to when people make $130 million for PLAYING A GAME, anal rapist or not. Guy has got mad skills, though, no?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nike Kobe V like a healthy way of making it easier to take charge of your easy weight loss and eating habits.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Easily done. Stationary camera, so film a clean background, film Kobe jumping, then film the car driving by. Roto out Kobe during the jump, raise him a little higher, fill the hole with the clean plate, and matte in the Aston under him. Less than a days worth of work with Shake or Flame.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you want to buy the Nike free 5.0 shoes,especially the Nike free 5.0 V4,combining comfort and support Soft foam inserts under the forefoot and heel shoes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am so trying that when I get home from work!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's a neat video.

      I wonder how long it will be until some stupid kid tries this stunt for real and seriously injures himself.

      After the kid's family sues and wins he can have all the Nike shoes he wants. LOL
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