Watch Ronny Turiaf one-up Kobe Bryant by jumping over a 'truck'

August 21, 2013|By Eric Pincus

Former Laker Ronny Turiaf, currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves, attempted to one-up Kobe Bryant by jumping over a monster truck -- sort of.

The spoof, released on YouTube via SportsNationESPN, parodies the 2008 video of Bryant leaping over a speeding Aston Martin.

Turiaf does successfully jump over a truck outside of Staples Center -- except it's a small toy truck.

Bryant's commercial for Nike's Hyperdunk shoes was certainly more impressive, but the dangerous stunt never happened -- it was produced in a studio with special effects.

The show Sport Science attempted to re-create the actual stunt, also on YouTube:

Part 1

Part 2

Turiaf's feat, though less impressive in real life, is certainly more practical. As it is, Sports Science stuntman Damion Poitier needed a little help to get it done.


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