Posted August 30, 2013

Video: Kobe Bryant leaps off high dive

Kobe Bryant, Rob Mahoney

Kobe Bryant has made a career out of defying what is expected. He disregards defensive fundamentals to gamble on a whim. He courts double teams in order to shoot over the top of them. He has worn on his superstar teammates. He has inflated expectations for his return from injury by publicly aiming to come back in record time. And, of late, he has cultivated a social media image after previously scoffing at such platforms.

He also, apparently, has taken his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles tendon to unanticipated new heights. On his new Vine account, Bryant posted a clip showing off his jump from a diving platform (click the image above to view) — a strange risk for a player in recovery to take.

A standard high-diving platform is 33 feet (Kobe thought his jump was 40 feet), no small drop for a high-value player just a few months removed from a major foot surgery. But Bryant is nothing if not defiant, and luckily no worse for wear. That surely won’t make Lakers fans any less nervous as they watch Bryant’s plunge on loop, though Kobe’s obsession with getting back on the court — and by extension, his working knowledge of his medical clearance — should quash most concern.

5 comments
SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Kobe is dumb even for a rapist.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

First I cannot confirm that was Kobe "I am so smart I bought my wife a 4 million dollar reminder of my infidelity" Bryant,  and we have seen it before from this... "A*s*"-ton" martin trick to others, I always say once a liar..... you know how that ends... and Who jumps in a pool with their shoes and clothing on, i guess rich people... lol

Last think, I am surprise Kobe "bricking aint easy, but it's all i know" Bryant was able to hit the water on his first attempt.. We all know Kobe is not know for accuracy, that pool and Eagle Colorado were the last two times Kobe hit his intended target on the first try...

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler 

His jump in the pool lasted as long as his dive into the Colorado girl.  By his own account she was in his room, they had sex and she left all withing 5 minutes.   Kobe is a premature shooter!

Tito1
Tito1

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler wow you're sorry a$$ of a rant is not only sad, but it doesn't make sense either.  What do you care about if he cheated on his wife or not? Is this article about him being the perfect husband? What do you know about accuracy? Are you a professional basketball player? or a player at all? Being on your mom's basement playing NBA Live doesn't count as being a "baller".   Go finish your math homework son, finish high school at least before you continue to apply to welfare.  Maybe email Kobe and he can send you his wet shoes