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Watch a failed attempt to replicate Kobe Bryant's (fake) car stunt

September 20, 2013|By Eric Pincus

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.

Part 1

Part 2

Bryant's clip certainly made an impression. Five years later, new spoofs are still popping up on the Internet.


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