Athletes Who Love Their Toys
Professional athletes make fortunes of money in exchange for performing on the highest stages in sports.
Fans of these incredible athletes are able to witness worldwide just how extravagant life as a professional athlete can be.
Here are 17 athletes that love to show off their toys....enjoy.
Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers
While Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is not busy trying to win the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award, the former Georgetown Hoya spends his time playing Call of Duty.
Hibbert plays so often that he even has his own Call of Duty secrets, which he revealed to Bleacher Report's own Jared Zwerling in this interview.
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson a.k.a. "All Day" bounced back from one of the most gruesome injuries a running back can endure and not only won 2012's "Comeback Player of the Year" Award, but AP also took home the NFL "Most Valuable Player" Award as well.
Earlier this 2013 season, Peterson surprised all of his offensive lineman with their own custom snowmobile. Nothing like some toys with engines to keep the big guys happy.
Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays
Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Steve Smith has been a perrenial standout wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers for 13 seasons, and one of his most amusing off-field moments was this Sports Illustrated photoshoot in which Smith proudly displays this custom Mercedes-Benz golf cart.
Smith uses this cart to get from the front of his property to his house. Putting his toys to good use by keeping his legs fresh.
Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
Baseball's best second baseman is currently seeking a $300,000,000 contract, so expect to see plenty more new toys at the Cano house in the near future. Cano also spreads the love by giving back to the community.
Bubba Watson, Professional Golf
Professional golfer Bubba Watson splurged some of his golf earnings on an original "General Lee" Dodge Charger. The "General Lee" was made famous by the vintage TV show Dukes of Hazzard and each Charger is extremely rare and valuable.
Bubba's love for toys earned him a sponsorship deal with Oakley introducing the replacement for the everyday golf cart: the hovercraft.
LeBron James, Miami Heat
King James is the best basketball player on the planet right now, and his off-court life is as incredibly luxurious as you can imagine.
Additionally, James keeps up on his tech gadgets as the spokesman for Samsung. Never hurts to have a smart phone and tablet plug as one of the most marketable athletes in the world.
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
In less than one season Colin Kaepernick rose from a backup role to starting quarterback in the Super Bowl.
This instant career launch has landed the 49ers signal caller magazine covers, photoshoot sessions, an insane shoe collection and a garage loaded with expensive luxury cars. Kap clearly does not shy away from his toys.
Gilbert Arenas, NBA Free Agent
Gilbert Arenas does not have an NBA locker at the moment yet has somehow still managed to remain one of the highest-paid players in the league. Even he admitted his contract might be one of the worst contracts of all-time.
Instead of feeling guilty about his income, "Agent Zero" has decided to spend his money on things like $675 car washes, a $60,000 train set and an $8,000 toy Mercedes-Benz car.
Money Mayweather, Professional Boxing
Floyd "Money" Mayweather makes so much money that he started a company called The Money Team—an apparel brand with a very, very clear marketing strategy.
The Champ earns in the ballpark of $50 million per boxing match (before pay-per-view percentage) and will be the first one to tell you about how much money he makes.
With all those earnings, it’s no wonder he surrounds himself with the staple toys of the rich and famous – luxury cars.
Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves
While Kevin Love enjoys showing off his humorous side on social media, the former UCLA power forward also shows off his unique taste in toys like this limited edition set of Beats By Dre headphones.
Quickly becoming a must-have accessory for athletes, Love is staying one step ahead of the game.
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has a well-documented affection with high-end automobiles.
Nyjah Houston, Professional Skateboarding
Nyjah Houston has emerged as one of the most dominant professional skateboarders in the world after rising through the professional ranks during an extremely emotional childhood.
Now that Nyjah is financially independent, he spends his money as any wealthy teenage superstar would and has no problem showing it off.
While some kids consider skateboards to be a toy, Nyjah takes his game to the next level.
Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Texans running back Arian Foster had a very successful 2012 season after rushing for over 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns—ultimately helping Houston reach the divisional round of the 2012 playoffs.
Instead of a nice dinner or some jewelry, Foster bought all of his offensive lineman Segway toys as a token of his appreciation.
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been one of the best players in the NBA since he was drafted No. 3 overall in 2003 and has been extremely well-compensated for his talents.
Ever since his playing days in Denver, Melo has surrounded himself with some of the most unique customized cars and trucks in sports. These toys definitely set Anthony apart from most of his NBA brethren.
Usain Bolt, Olympian
Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets
Current Brooklyn Nets scoring machine Joe Johnson has been one of the highest-paid players in the NBA for an extended period of time.
During his playing days in Atlanta, Johnson bought this insane Ford F-650 with a sticker price of $179,000.
This rig is like a kid’s toy truck come to real life.
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