Many people aspire to play basketball at a professional level, a handful are able to play in college or European leagues, but a minuscule fraction actually make it to the NBA ,however once you are in this elite class you’re rewarded handsomely the average NBA player takes home nearly 8 million dollars every season, with this kind of spending money NBA players treat themselves to some of the most luxurious vehicles on the road, today we are looking at the cars of NBA players.
Of course it’s a contentious subject but many people consider LeBron James to be the greatest basketball player of his generation.
his accomplishments include three NBA championships four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards three NBA Finals MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals with three NBA championships under his belt he’s accumulated over 400 million dollars ,in return the greatest rides in the world sit in his garage.
for instance LeBron James spent around $670,000 on a lamborghini aventador, that was later on customized with a color scheme that’s identical with his Nike LeBron X I and King James legacy sneakers, this car hides the mighty 6.5 liter v12 engine thus making it one of the fastest supercars ever produced in addition he owns a Porsche 911 Turbo S, there are many pictures of LeBron driving this car so we know it’s one of his favorites.
the 911 Turbo S costs a whopping $161.800 whereas other Porsches average around sixty to eighty thousand dollars it completes the zero to 60 in a head spinning 2.9 seconds, the brown loves Porsches cars so much that he bought a Porsche Panamera for his mother which isn’t a bad choice considering the super sedan is a fan favorite.
LeBron definitely appreciates some of the iconic American cars and his garage hides the 1975 Chevrolet Impala this is a fully restored and custom-made Chevy with massive wheels, the classic muscle car has been supercharged with a brand new engine.
apparently James often forgets about his cars because he has so many a sensation that few people on earth can relate to.
we’re used to seeing Derrick Rose speeding past offenders in driving to the net, but catching a glimpse of him behind the wheel of one of his luxury cars is another story.
his first big purchase after signing his rookie contract was a Maserati GranTurismo it set him back around $110.000 but for Rose it was just the beginning.
for a while he owned a Bentley Mulsanne the car runs about three hundred thousand dollars for the base model and offers luxury and high performance all wrapped up in one sleek vehicle, unfortunately Rose got into an accident in 2012 that effectively totaled the car, but for him this was just a bump in the road.
the crown jewel of roses collection must be his Bugatti Veyron considered by many to be the most impressive sports car ever built, these vehicles cost at least 1.7 million and set the land speed record for a commercially available car when it was released.
during the winter months the hometown star would reportedly opt for the more practical Ford f-450 truck this was simply a matter of safety when driving around Chicago in the snow, the Ford handles much better than most of the sports cars in his Armada, sometimes it takes a practical car to round out your fleet.
many athletes own a series of impressive sports cars but very few have the kind of super vehicles that Dwight Howard owns, the 33 year old was the first draft pick back in 2004 and his salary has reflected his all-star status after just a few seasons he shelled out for the night XV truck worth well over $600,000 the most impressive of Dwight Howard’s cars the ultra luxurious handcrafted fully armored SUV is only one of 100 manufacturer built for the overly cautious millionaire, the night XV is capable of withstanding an attack by a small army, the engineers at night went as far as posting a ballistic test chart specifying in detail the vehicles body armor resistance to various types of ammunition.
Dwight Howard is worth a healthy 100 million dollars earning $2.400.000 annually making the $620.000 price tag from the 9xv affordable and bear in mind this is just one of Howard’s many rides he also boasts a Bentley Mulsanne specially fitted to accommodate his 611 frame he also had it fitted with 4G connectivity to allow the passengers to watch TV play video games and stream media on the go.
Dwyane Wade was the fifth 2003 NBA draft pick by the Miami Heat since then he played with the heat until 2016 after two seasons at different teams he’s right back where he started in Miami, the Marquette University students skipped his senior year to enter the NBA and has had unprecedented success ever since.
the established veteran is no stranger to sleek vehicles and he owns not one but two McLaren’s his first the SLR McLaren goes for about 1.5 million dollars and can race from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds, apparently Wade was not content with just one because he picked up a McLaren mp4-12c later in his career only produced for three years this sports car is extremely rare and highly valued among collectors, the car makes use of formula 1 source technologies such as brake steer where the inside rear wheel is break during fast cornering to reduce understeer power is transmitted to the wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission manufactured by SSG the entire drivetrain is the first to be entirely designed and produced in-house by McLaren essentially the car recreates the experience of high-octane racing yet it remains street-legal, and of course weight has many more cars including a Ferrari f12 berlinetta which generally goes for half a million dollars.
born on November 12th 1988 in Long Beach California Russell Westbrook learned to play basketball from his hoops loving father, he led his team to the 2012 NBA Finals and was named MVP in 2017 after becoming the first player in 55 years to average a triple-double for the entire season, also known for his eccentric outfits Westbrook has collaborated with Barneys New York and launched an eyewear brand he’s worth an estimated 125 million dollars leaving plenty left over for luxury cars perhaps most impressive is the Lamborghini Aventador worth $387.000 also called the fighting ball the Aventador packs some serious punch and is one of the sleekest sports cars ever built but Westbrook was not content to own just one car and as he approached retirement he wanted a side hustle to keep him going that’s why Westbrook opened his own car dealership in California in 2016, he opened a dealership that sells Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram brand cars with his name attached to it in Van Nuys California apparently after only a few years business is booming allow Westbrook to retire comfortably.
currently playing for the Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant put in most of his time with the Seattle SuperSonics and the Oklahoma City Thunder as a professional, he’s won two NBA championships an NBA Most Valuable Player Award two Finals MVP awards two NBA all-star game Most Valuable Player Awards four NBA scoring titles the NBA Rookie of the Year award and two Olympic gold medals off the court Duran is one of the highest earning basketball players in the world due in part to endorsement deals with companies such as footlocker and Nike in recent years he’s contributed to the players Tribune as both a photographer and writer all this contributes to a whopping 170 million dollar net worth and quite a bit of his value is tied up in cars when riding around the city Durant usually ops for his Mercedes G wagon though it only costs $200,000 this car is still meant to exude elegance first produced in West Germany in the 1970s this is one of the oldest models on Mercedes roster, Duran also rocks the classic Ferrari California a cherry red sports car that fits the definition of sleek design this car also goes for $200,000.
Michael Beasley has played for teams like the Miami Heat Minnesota Timberwolves Phoenix Suns Shanghai Sharks Shandong golden stars Houston Rockets Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks as a power forward Michael Beasley reportedly earns around 3.5 million as his yearly salary from the LA Lakers further Michael Beasley has an estimated net worth of over 10 million dollars with more than 30 million dollars in career earnings, he’s also notoriously flashy with his wealth 9 Beasley said when asked how many cars he bought during his rookie season all I knew was I’ve got a lot of money and I want a lot of things I had a fixation on cars money I’ve got a lot of you, one of the crowns of this collection a Bentley Continental Flying Spur valued at $200,000 is one of his most prized possessions this British built luxury car is meant to mimic a horse-drawn carriage and exemplifies high living however in recent years Beasley is downsized significantly when asked how many cars he owns he answered one a Tahoe Beasley said I’ve got priorities back then I didn’t have any responsibilities it was easy to spend the money they learn the value of a dollar you have to spend one I didn’t know the value of a dollar back then.
renowned for his shooting accuracy pro basketball player Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors was the first person to be named most valuable player by unanimous vote in NBA history as of 2019 Steph Curry has a reported net worth of 90 million dollars in 2012 curry signed a four-year contract extension with Golden State Warriors, Curry’s 12 point 1 million dollar yearly salary made him just the 85th highest-paid player in the NBA in the 2016-17 season despite his two-time MVP status so it comes as no surprise that curry has a veritable fleet of high-end cars starting with his classic Cadillac Escalade the car has become synonymous with wealthy rappers and ballers and serves as the foundation for the rest of his fleet another cheaper car in his collection is a Kia Sorento each NBA MVP receives a Kia as part of the prize and Steph Curry won a 2016 Sorento for his 2014-15 MVP season, he didn’t keep it for long according to the drive he immediately donated the car to the East Oakland Youth Development Center on the more expensive end he owns a Porsche 911 gt3 RS this might not be the most expensive vehicle in Steph Curry’s car collection but it still might be the crown jewel besides its sleek yet muscular looks the 500 horsepower goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.1 seconds and hits a top speed of 193 miles per hour.
luxury SUVs have a special place in Steph Curry’s car collection we know he owns a tricked-out Mercedes g55 and he also has a Range Rover Sport with a long wheelbase in the garage the car cost close to $210,000 from the dealer but we know Curry’s cost a lot more than that since he took his white model for some post factory modifications including custom 22 inch wheels.
currently playing for the Detroit Pistons Blake Griffin started his career with nine seasons on the LA Clippers in his debut season he was selected as an all-star won the NBA slam dunk contest and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year he’s only 30 years old but he’s amassed a net worth of more than 60 million dollars his annual salary is 17 million dollars meaning that if he’s wise with his cash that net worth will continue to grow for many seasons the crown of his automobile empire is a Tesla Model S but car is both sleek in environmentally milder than a gas guzzling escalator Hummer the Model S runs at about $85,000 but still stands as a standard for impressive handling and you turistic design.
NBA guard James Harden known as the beer has emerged as one of pro basketballs top players since his trades of the Houston Rockets in 2012 basketball star James Harden is known as much for his prominent beard as he is for his stellar play the number three pick in the 2009 NBA Draft he began his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder before a stunning trade to the Houston Rockets in 2012 Harden has since emerged as a perennial MVP candidate thanks in part to the sort of play that produced a record-setting 60 point triple-double in January 2018 renowned for his personal style both on and off the court harden rocks a Rolls-royce ghost the pure white car is not flashy but it’s simple elegance speaks volumes when going on game day the Rockets superstar said in an interview that he is in his Bentley Bentayga but is quick to add that he’s driving within the speed limit as the car maxes out at 187 miles per hou.