Just like football, basketball is one money-wrapped sport any tall and talented individual can venture into. First played 127 years ago, Basketball has developed into one of the most recognized sports in the world, producing legends like Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Tim Duncan, Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant and a whole lot more. Currently, Basketball is the 7th most popular sport in the world, holding about 825 million fans across the world.
For the Basketball fans in Nigeria, we've listed top NBA players with their exotic cars. If the car's interest you, we've included the starting price, we hope you get one soon enough.
1. Lebron James – 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT & many others
Often referred to as the greatest basketball player of all time, LeBron Raymone James plays professionally plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His 5-seat Dodge Challenger has a standard lineup of 5 engines - featuring a V8 that produces as high as 717 horsepower. The cabin is not only roomy enough, but its trunk is exceptionally large as well. This spacious beast is worth $60,740 (~22 million naira)
As compared with cars in the same class, the handling is a little lazy.
Other cars he has in the garage include:
- 1975 Chevy Impala - ₦11.4 million
- Bentley Continental GT - ₦79.2 million
- 2010 Chevy Camaro SS - ₦9 million
- Ferrari 599 - ₦53.5 million
- Ferrari F430 Spider - ₦36.2 million
- Ferrari 458 Spider - ₦88.8 million
- 2015 Kia K900 - ₦21.7 million
- Lamborghini Aventador - ₦242.9 million
The Lebron James' Lamborghini Aventador is very easy to be recognized
2. Derrick Rose – Bugatti Veyron & Rolls Royce
At age 22, Derrick Martell Rose became the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2011. He currently plays for Detroit Pistons. The two-seater convertible reaches a top speed of 253 mph and all it takes is 19 minutes to empty its 26.4-gallon tank. The engine makes a super made 1001 horsepower and snatches a whopping $1.7 million (~616.3 million naira) to sit in your garage.
Be ready to have all eyes fixed on you while stepping out of a Veyron!
Another car in his collection is a stunning Wraith from Rolls Royce. Original wood, real metal accents, and perfect upholstery can never be fat from any Rolls Royce, especially this particular Coupe. Based on preference and financial liberty, you can get a personalized Wraith - choosing from interior themes, colors and trims too.
The starting price for a new Rolls Royce Wraith is $327,000, translating to ₦118.5 million.
The rear seat of the Rolls Royce Wraith is quite spacious.
3. Dwayne Wade – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Gabrielle Union’s famous sweetheart, Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr, dedicated most of his 16 active professional basketball years playing for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Italian supercar he rides produces power from a 730 horsepower V-12 engine and it’s undoubtedly one of the most expensive and comfortable rides Ferrari has produced. It costs about $323,745, which equals 117.4 million in Nigerian naira.
Costs more than some houses but take it from us, it’s totally worth it!
4. Dwight Howard – Bentley Mulsanne
Dwight David Howard II, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year plays for Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. With its V-8 engine and 505 horsepower, the Mulsanne is sure to produce effortless acceleration. Rear seat passengers enjoy most of the luxury and for its $307,395 (~₦111.4 million), it offers sweet driver-assistance features.
Perfect for chauffeur duty and suitable as a driver's car.
5. Russell Westbrook – Lamborghini Aventador
The eight-time NBA All-Star earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in the 2016–17 season. He currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. This extremely stylish supercar he owns effortlessly produces a V-12 that develops 730 horsepower. Although luggage and cabin space is a little too small, we think the scissor doors and exit style (doors that swing upwards) can make up for that. It’s not a picnic ride anyways. We also don’t think $387,000 (~₦140.3 million) is overboard for this elegant piece of art.
The Aventador is a little backward with its infotainment system, new models will definitely get better.
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6. John Wall – Mercedes G550 4X4²
Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. plays professionally for the Washington Wizards of the NBA. According to Caranddriver, the Mercedes G-Wagen was “originally developed for the German military way back in 1979”. The 4-door, 5-passenger hatchback beast sure looks like it’s going to war! It costs just $232,495 (₦84.3 million) to own this off-road champ.
Looking for a downside? The rear seats are a little too cramped for adults.
7. P.J. Tucker – Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Anthony Leon "P. J." Tucker Jr. plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. The Cullinan has one very lavish interior to complement its V-12 engine that provides 563 seamless horsepower. It’s hatchback design even makes the $327,000 (~₦118.5 million) ride more exotic.
Rolls Royce is recognized for distinct luxury, both in and out.
8. Dwight Howard – Knight XV
Dwight David Howard is an 8-time All-Star, he currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Canadian based vehicle is luxuriously armored. According to topgear.com, the Knight XV is “constructed of ballistic hardened steel, ballistic fiberglass, and six-centimeter thick armored glass”. It’s hand-built and has a sweet interior.
Can you guess this car price tag? A whopping amount of $799,950 for a base model, which means Howard probably paid more than ₦290 million to get this car delivered to his place!
A beast that can conveniently seat six professional basketball players.
So, that's some of the top cars of NBA players for your information. Whose car do you think is the most impressive? If you find it hard to decide, Naijauto suggests you take a look at their price tags again and pick one with the highest. Easy, huh?
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