Well, the Lakers star-turned-stuntman comes clean and explains how he did it. John Ireland of KCAL-TV catches up with the Kobester for the scoop:
Ireland: “They ran your Nike commercial tonight. How’d they film that, man? How’d you jump over that car?”
Kobe: “Hollywood, baby!”
Ireland: “So, you’re not putting yourself in unnecessary danger, I hope.”
Kobe: “It’s Hollywood. What’chu expect out here?”
(The two share a hearty laugh.)
Ireland: “That’s all your giving me?”
Kobe: “Hey, if Rambo can take on a whole army - ‘Rambo Part 20′ can take on a whole army, I can jump over an Aston Martin.”
He’s got us there.
We kind of figured Bryant wouldn’t brave such a dangerous stunt for real. But looking at the crowd behind him during the interview clip with Ireland, we can pick out a couple of potential daredevils willing to try it, for YouTube glory - and intensive care treatment.