Everybody’s got problems, problems are a part of reality, but sometimes other people’s problems can really put yours into perspective. This next list of NBA Hot shots, for instance, have a serious and unrelenting problem concerning where to store their ever-growing collection of high performance automobiles. These babies are way too expensive to just leave in the driveway, and you don’t want to spend a half hour backing up 5 cars just to get at the one you want. So, lucky for us, we can leave them to hum and haw over the logistics of garage expansions, while we enjoy some car collections so completely out of control that Jay Leno has to get out the drool rag.
It’s easy to forget that the median height of an NBA all star is well above that of your average joe, and plenty of cars have to be written off thanks to simple logistics. Somehow these fellas have managed to get by, some more than others. Let’s take a look at some of the more extravagant examples.
You can’t argue against King James being anything but the best player in the game today, you just can’t. And even if the head wearing the crown weighs heavy, he’s got the kind of wheels that help lighten the load nicely. Let’s start with his piece du resistance, a custom Ferrari F430 Spider, (because guess what kids, the regular ones are built for short, middle-aged financiers, not 6’8” athletes). Beyond that impossibly beautiful set of wheels there’s the near-perfect Mercedes S63, a Hummer H2 his mom got him when he was 18 that’s been since “pimped” with an entertainment system better than your living room will ever be.
The now retired Shaq attack was not limited to the court, the big screen, the Sega Genesis, and the Burger King, it was also a threat on the road, as the big man was and is famous for custom jobs so out there that you’d barely recognize some of them as “cars” anymore. All kinds of Lamborghinis, Mercedes, and Caddys, but the man loves his tricked out Continentals, Navigators, and Escalades too. But the piece that sets this man apart has gotta be the Smart Car. Because there’s not a funnier thing I can think of at all.