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From Rags to Riches: Money in the NBA Can Get You a Nice Set of Wheels

Matt RavidaCorrespondent IDecember 26, 2016

From Rags to Riches: Money in the NBA Can Get You a Nice Set of Wheels

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    Every basketball players dream. 

    To make it to the NBA.

    Especially when you are a player that has talent and you are also poor. The only way out is to get a scholarship and make it to the professional ranks. 

    Once that player's dream has been reached, and they get that guarenteed money. What's the first thing they do?

    Buy mom a house, buy $900,000 diamond earrings, or buy a souped-up looking car.

    So, here is a list that shows off the best cars owned by NBA players.

Al Jefferson (1986 Chevy Donk)

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    Al Jefferson is known on the court as Mr. 20 and 10.

    But off the court, he does have a pretty unique looking car.

    Jefferson's '86 Chevy Donk comes with chrome wheels, custom interior, custom maroon and white paint, white vinyl top, and low tires, of course.

    Jefferson's car also has has “Big Al” stitched on the side of the seats. As well the doors open up like a Rolls Royce Phantom.

Allen Iverson (Bentley GT)

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    Allen Iverson was one of the best pure scorers and talent to play in the NBA. 

    Also, Iverson was one of those true rags to riches stories. He was so poor when he was younger, he had sewage coming up from the pipes into his house. As well for one month he did not have electricity because his mom bought him a pair of basketball shoes, and she could not afford both. 

    So this is truly a great story, and Iverson is more than deserving of anyone for his hard work. 

    And buying a $250,000 Bentley GT is a great way of rewarding yourself. 

Andrew Bynum (2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano)

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    Mhmm, so when Bynum is sitting on a bench in his street gear, and getting paid millions, this is what he drives out of the arena after games? 

    Not bad for the guy.

    The car ranges from $300,000-$325,000.

    But persoanlly, I think that car is ugly, thanks and part to those hideous black rims.

    Lastly, how does this near 7'0 even fit in this tiny car?

Anthony Carter (Hummer G2)

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    Anthony Carter may be a role-player for the Denver Nuggets, but he must have made some good cash during his career if he is able to afford this Hummer.

    Carter's lime green Hummer G2 is nicknamed "The Incredible Hulk." He even has an airbrushed picture of The Hulk on his hood.

    The wheels stand 26 inches, and he even has the Lambougini-type doors.

Anthony Morrow (Dodge Challenger)

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    Morrow is a pure shooter. He can light it up from almost anywhere on the floor.

    And will push Terrence Williams to the limit for the starting shooting guard spot in New Jersey.

    But anyways. On Morrow's limited salary in his first few seasons, he somehow bought a really nice Dodge Challenger.

    It has 22-inch wheels, and tons of chrome all over the wheels.

Carlos Boozer (White Maybach)

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    Carlos Boozer was a great addition by the Bulls and should excel playing with Derrick Rose.

    Besides that fact, Boozer has a fantastic looking car. I am loving the all white paint color and the all white rims.

    He has 24-inch Forgiato Aresto wheels. Those wheels itself just put this care over the top.

Chris Anderson (Monster Truck)

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    Chris Anderson is know for his great defensive play and his shot blocking abilities. 

    But he is most known for his bird-like tattoos on his arms and his great spiked hair.

    Also, Anderson does have a very weird, but very unique type of truck. A monster truck?

Darius Miles (1975 Pontiac Bonneville)

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    Miles has fallen off the basketball surface over the past few seasons. 

    He was last remembered for a big conflict involving his contract.

    But off to the car. Miles has this ridiculous looking car. 

    It has massive 30-inch rims, and just seems so high off the ground that I wonder how you even get into it.

Greg Oden (Charger)

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    Oden was the first overall pick in 2007 and has not lived up to expectations because of his numerous knee injuries. 

    But hey, he has a really nice car to drive around in at least.

Josh Smith (1968 Chevy Impala)

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    The reason why I love this car is because it is a restored original car. No soup-ups. No added 25-inch rims. No television in the car.

    Just a nicely restored Impala, that is colored in a beautful North Carolina Blue.

Stephen Jackson (White Range Rover)

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    Jackson's Rover is as nice as it gets.

    The color white is oh so simple, but with the added white rims, again, just puts a white-color car over the top.

    The car has 22-inch Giovanna Caracas wheels—very rare to see in the polar bear white.

Monta Ellis (Rolls Royce Phantom)

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    Ellis is one of the best scorers in the league, and he also has a great looking car.

    Ellis' black Rolls Royce Phantom is a beauty. 

    There is just something about Rolls Royce that makes me jump out of my seat. 

    Monta's Royce has had 24-inch Black Chrome Forgiato Ottos rims added to the original car—rims that really make Ellis' Phantom stick out from others.

LeBron James (Ferrari F430 Sypder Convertible)

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    So, this could be the first thing written on LeBron that has nothing to do with the Miami Heat.

    Anyways, this rich guy has one of the nicest cars I have ever seen.

    LeBron's Ferrari Spyder has chrome rims and lip, red interior seats, red tail lights, and even red brakes.

Mehmet Okur (Yellow F430 Ferrari)

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    Who ever would have guess that Okur could have some taste when it comes to expensive cars?

    Though Okur's Ferrari is the basic one you get with no added features. It is still a very nice looking car.

Michael Beasley (Bentley Flying Spur)

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    Everyone says Beasley is a head case, and what not, and a draft bust. Well, I will fight anyone that says that on this article.

    Beasley is only 21 years old and has put up very respectable numbers being the second and third option behind Wade.

    Anyways, his Bentley is very nice, and only because of those unique rims.

    His Bentley is very basic, but just adding some rims made this Bentley look respectable for the young stud.

Martell Webster (Silver Chrysler 300C)

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    The high-flying Webster took this boring old Chrysler and made into a very unique and great looking Chrysler.

    Equipped with 22-inch Aresto wheels, a stunt grille, and matte black hood, it's topped off with flashy black rims.

Marcus Banks (Baby Blue Convertible Bentley)

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    Banks may not get that much playing time on the court, but off the court, he has one of the most unique and stylish cars I have seen. If all we did was see him behind the wheel, we would think he was an All-Star-type player.

    The Bentley has customized 22-inch Forigato wheels.

    The rims were customized to be the same color at the car itself.

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