Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

Jul
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Carmelo Anthony | Lincoln Continental

Carmelo Anthony, AKA “Melo” is a small forward for the New York Knicks of the NBA. The 29-year-old has a penchant for retro cars and he recently sold a 1971 Chevelle for charity. He is pictured here with his tastefully modified 1964 Lincoln Continental.

Apart from the wire rims and cool blue paint, the guys at Unique Autosports installed two Alpine MRD-M1001 amps, two 12-inch Alpine SWR-1221D woofers, and a custom subwoofer box complete with hardwood and a basketball.

CelebrityCarz.com rating -> 7/10

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Dec
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Jack Jarrett | Aston Martin Rapide

Jack Jarrett | Aston Martin DB9

Cleveland Cavaliers Point Guard, Jack Jarrett obviously loves his Rapide as he feels the need to cone off his ride every time he hits the gym. It’s a $200,000 car; I don’t think it really needs pointing out. Is the 29-year-old Paranoid or overly protective? You decide.

Nice car and rims, but that’s about it.

CelebrityCarz.com rating -> 7/10

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Oct
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Top 10 Basketball Player’s Cars

Like most athletes, what they drive around in matters, and this is defiantly the case when it comes to the NBA. Ballers are responsible for the most diverse and eclectic collection of cars in the sports world. From Donks to 4X4s, you’ll find them all here, and being taller than the average male doesn’t stop ballers from buying small and sporty either.

Here we see Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry II with his pimped out Mercedes G-Wagon. Considered one of the greatest shooters in the game, this baller thinks big when it comes to his rims and ride.

Kevin Wayne Durant is a forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder. This Olympic gold medalist and former Rookie Of The Year has chosen one of Ferrari’ finest with the California.

George Hill, Jr. is the Indiana Pacers’ points guard with an obvious creative streak. This is what happens when an athlete and a vision is bought into reality. I’ll leave you to decide whether it’s a good vision or a nightmare.

Chris Andersen, aka “Birdman” is a center for the Miami Heat with a slightly different vision. This monstrous International was customized by Car Toys in Denver, CO. Matching it’s imposing presence, it sits upon 22.5″ black wheels. Big truck for a big guy.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James has a Ferrari F430 convertible. It’s nice to see a Ferrari that isn’t red, and not only that, the after market rims actually suit this car – for an athlete this is even more remarkable.

6′ 11″ L.A. Lakers center, Dwight Howard certainly needs leg room when it comes to his cars. What better way to transport that 270-lbs torso around than in this silver white Bentley Mulsanne?

Marc Gasol Sáez is a Spanish center for the Memphis Grizzlies. 2012 NBA All-Star and 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Grisol owns a rather reserved yet stylish Jaguar XK.

Miami Heat Michael Paul Beasley, Jr. plays both forward positions for the Miami Heat due to being ambidextrous. Beasley loves black on black as seen here on his Range Ranger. He also has a black on black Bentley Flying Spur.

James Harden is a shooting guard for the Houston Rockets and a 2013 first-time All-Star. His beard is almost as impressive as his yellow Chevrolet Camero. A fan of making an impression, Harden also has a murdered-out Range Rover and an all white Mercedes S Class.

Reggie Evans is a power forward for the Brooklyn Nets and is one of the ‘Donk’ clan. I’m personally not sold on these cars and their stupidly over-sized wheels. It doesn’t take Freud to tell you its a form of ‘look at me’ attention seeking. It certainly attracts attention, although perhaps the wrong kind…

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Oct
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Joe Johnson | Ford F650 Super Truck XUV

Joe Johnson Ford F650 Super Truck XUV

Joe Johnson is Brooklyn Nets shooting guard and small forward looking to make a big impression on the road. This six-door Ford F650 originally cost around $176k, but after all the modifications Johnson wanted were applied, it came in at well over $200k – below you can see the before/after picture.

The sheer bulk of this thing, with its acres of chrome and iridescent paint make this one imposing vehicle. I like the fact it’s a monstrous truck and effort and money have been thrown at it to make it even more of a brute – it looks as though it’s in the final transition of turning from a Ford F150 into the Incredible Hulk.

CelebrityCarz.com rating -> 7.5/10

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Oct
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Ben Wallace | T-Rex Motorcycle

Ben Wallace is an NBA star worth of $50 million. Wallace gained his net worth as a center and power forward for teams such as the Washington Bullets, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls and more recently the Detroit Pistons.

This car/bike hybrid suits Wallace’s mean demeanour – with its all-black finish and flashes of red, it resembles something dangerous. If Wallace can fit his body and afro into his T Rex, I’m sure he has a lot of fun.

Wallace clearly needs a few lessons in photography, but from the other picture I think it looks cool, and I’ll add an extra half a point for originality.

CelebrityCarz.com rating -> 7.5/10

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Oct
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Andre Iguodala | Corvette

Andre Iguodala is a swingman for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. At 6′ 6″, Iguodala is known for his dunking abilities and is considered to be one of the leading defenders and shooting guards in the game.

Although not particularly exciting compared to some cars featured on here, it’s nice to see an untouched example. This red Corvette is and always will be the classic American sports car. Why change something if it ain’t broke?

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Sep
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Blake Griffin | GMC Denali

 Blake Griffin | GMC Denali

Blake Griffin is an L.A. Clippers NBA star renowned for his slam dunks. After winning four championships at high school, two state championships at Oklahoma University, he made it into the NBA. In 2011, Griffin was named as NBA Rookie Of The Year, the same year he won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and was also named as one of NBA’s 15 Greatest Rookies Of All Time by Sports Illustrated.

Here we see Griffin proudly standing next to his Murdered Out GMC Denali. The Murdered Out look has been seen a lot lately, so it’s losing its cool factor, although these wheels do compliment the vehicle. At least it isn’t a Range Rover.

CelebrityCarz.com rating -> 7.5/10

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Sep
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Kobe Bryant | Chevy Impala

Looking for a custom lowrider? Here’s your chance to own a piece of Kobe Bryant’s personal collection (for a hefty price tag).

Back in 2006, Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant had a 1963 Chevy Impala convertible customized as a gift for Kobe by the guys over at West Coast Customs. I’ve never spotted Kobe driving this Impala before and unfortunately I never will because he’s decided to sell of the custom ride by listing it on eBay with a “buy it now” set at $100,000! Considering Kobe has his Ferrari 458 Italia and a Lamborghini Aventador (along with many other cars), I’m guessing this Impala wont be missed for long.

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Sep
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Eric Gordon | Porsche Panamera

Eric Gordon's Porsche

This former Clippers shooting guard now playing for the New Orleans Pelicans likes German technology. Not going with the trend of flat black on black, Eric Gordon decided on this stunning matte white for his Porsche Panamera. The white-lipped rims and smoked lights set this ride off perfectly.

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Aug
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Rudy Gay | Dodge Challenger

Rudy Gay's Dodge Challenger

Rudy Gay is a former NBA Memphis Grizzlies star now playing for the Toronto Raptors. At 6′ 8″ this 26-year-old needs a fairly big ride, so he got this rather apt Dodge Challenger SRT8 all murdered out. Gay takes his cars to Pro Motorsports for customization, where he also had his Jeep Wrangler lifted. We’re sure he’ll be getting another new car to stunt up in Toronto.  We’ll give him a 7 for trying.

CelebrityCarz.com  rating -> 7/10

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