It’s summer, and that means cruising with the top down, blasting your favourite music and admiring the sun’s gleam on the hood of your expensive whip. NBA players love showing off how they spend their millions, and many of them are gearheads with extensive car collections in their garage. Herein, we scoped out what basketball players are driving this season.
Kia K900 King James Edition
For those not in the know, LeBron James became one of the few athletes to score a sponsorship from a car company when Kia partnered with him back at the onset of the season. By many accounts, the K900 sedan was nonetheless a flop for the Korean corporation, but not much can beat having your own signature model—in LeBron’s case, the King James Edition.
Chevrolet Chevelle and Oldsmobile 442
Nothing goes better with the season than classic American muscle. Here, Kris Humphries shows off two of his favourite old-school roadsters, a Chevrolet Chevelle and an Oldsmobile 442 ripped straight out of the 70s.
Speaking of American muscle, many of the best models were manufactured before 1974. Case in point: George Hill’s 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass, which he’s had tricked out with modern features. Hill is a known auto aficionado, and this particular whip made it into a copy of RIDES Magazine.
Ferrari 458 Italia
Nick Young loves showing off his rides. Though he received a 1962 Chevrolet Impala for Christmas from his soon-to-be-wife, rapper Iggy Azalea, he hasn’t allowed his all-white Ferrari 458 Italia to languish under a dust cover.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
Swaggy P also seems to appreciate flashy SUVs. Here, he crouches in front of his Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, a G-Class SUV similar to one that Carlos Boozer drives—just one slightly less murdered out.
The driver of this more contemporary muscle car, a Dodge Challenger, is none other than Willie Reed.
Audi S7 Sportback
BMW M3 E92
Yes, that’s a race car
Because who doesn’t need a little extra headroom?
Let your wardrobe relax a bit