Normally, it isn’t really news when a show doesn’t do anything wrong. I am making an exception for ESPN’s Sport Science. Here is part 2 of Sport Science trying to reproduce Kobe Bryant’s “jumping over a car” stunt.
And here is part 1 (although part 2 is the only interesting part). See. I can get along with Sport Science. Anyway, I am not sure that Kobe’s jump used wires – but I assumed it was fake. Here is my analysis of Kobe’s Jump (this stuff is old). And this is the plot I created from video analysis of Kobe.
The tough thing about looking at Kobe’s jump is that he changes his body position. I had to look at several parts of his body during the jump and kind of estimate the motion of his center of mass.
Sport Science: I hope we can be friends now. I like friends that have cool toys.