Los Angeles management cannot be pleased with the cute little stunt that Kobe pulls here.
I mean, would if that car clips Kobe’s foot? Couldn’t he die?
I’m not prepared to deliver a scathing social commentary regarding rich people and athletes, but don’t they have better things to be doing? Don’t you think Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak saw this on Sportscenter and pooped his pants? Is there a ‘don’t jump over expensive cars’ clause in Kobe’s contract? If not, it appears that there needs to be one.
If this were to happen, here’s how it would have gone down:
Ronny Turiaf: Yo, Kobe, you wanna head down to gym and work on your passing?
Kobe: Nah, man. Better idea. I just bought my boy an Aston Martin, and I’m gonna jump over it as he speeds under me.
RT: Oh my God, that seems really dangerous. What if it hits you, or something goes wrong? You’d never be able to play again. Ya know, you should be grateful for your health. I had a heart condition that almost killed me after I got…
Kobe: Camera ready! Here we go!!!!!
Even if this video is doctored or the car doesn’t go directly under Kobe’s feet, it’s still stupid. Kobe describes the act as being aided by “Hollywood, baby.” I don’t know what’s stupider, though; the actual commercial or me believing it and re-watching the video like 12 times.
In the immortal words of Ralphie, “a crummy commercial…”