Top 10 NBA Stars and their Super Cars

February 14, 2022

Being a professional basketball player is about keeping up appearances on and off the court. While some athletes keep a low profile, others like to be seen out and about with their larger-than-life cars, which are sometimes custom built to accommodate long legs and other various needs professional athletes may have. From custom built trucks to top-notch sports cars from around the world, here are the top ten sports cars driven by some popular NBA superstars.

10. Josh Childress - Ferrari California

Although the Ferrari California is one of the least expensive Ferrari’s available, it still boasts plenty of speed and power. New versions of the luxury Ferrari generate approximately 553 horsepower from its 3.9-liter V8 engine and can reach speeds of sixty miles per hour in three point three seconds. The six foot eight feet tall Standard University graduate forked over approximately two hundred thousand dollars for his dream car.

9. Dwayne Wade - McLaren MP4-12C

Dwayne Wade liked the McLaren MP4-12C so much he bought two of them. When it first came out, the MP4-12C was known for its Formula One advanced technology features including brake-steer in which the inside rear wheel automatically brakes to recover from fast corners. McLaren stopped making the car in April of 2016, which gets over six hundred horsepower from its 3.8-liter V8 engine. The two McLaren’s cost Wade approximately two hundred and forty thousand dollars each.

8. Kobe Bryant - Ferrari 458 Italia

Kobe Bryant has close ties with Italy, which is reflected in his choice of vehicle. The Ferrari 458 Italia is an Italian sports car that was available for only five years from 2010 until 2015. Starting at around two hundred and forty thousand dollars, the Ferrari 458 has a 4.5-liter V8 engine that puts out 570 power and a seven speed dual-clutch Getrag gearbox transmission fit for a sports performance lover.

7. Dwight Howard - Bentley Mulsanne

Dwight Howard’s choice in vehicles is a reflection of his preference to comfort. The Bentley Mulsanne is known for its luxurious interior features including an optional refrigerator in the backseat for passengers to enjoy top notch champagne while being escorted around. Starting at three hundred thousand dollars, the Mulsanne boasts over 500 horse power from its 6.75 twin turbo V8 engine. Just like Howard himself, the Mulsanne proves that a larger frame can still reach top speeds.

6. Chris Anderson - Freightliner

One NBA superstar who opted out of the sports car and instead went with a tank of a vehicle is Christ Anderson, who customized his monster of a truck to make sure he has the only of its kind. The Freightliner’s design was based off a big rig and looks similar to a mobile home but with all the trimmings of a sharp-looking smaller sedan. With a black exterior and large wheels, Anderson forked over an estimated four hundred thousand dollars to personalize his truck.

5. Kobe Bryant - Lamborghini Aventador

In keeping true to his love for Italian vehicles, Kobe spent around four hundred thousand dollars on his Lamborghini Aventador. The 6.5-liter V12 engine in the Lamborghini Aventador puts out around 691 horse power in newer models. With its exotic design and eye-catching sleek appearance, the Aventador can reach speeds of up to two hundred and seventeen miles per hour and goes from zero to sixty miles per hour in less than three seconds.

4. Lamar Odom - Rolls Royce Phantom

The powerful and ever luxurious Rolls Royce Phantom caught Lamar Odom’s eye likely due to its brilliant style and grace. The perfect drive to and from a hard workout on the court, the Phantom has a 6.8-liter V8 engine with around 450 horsepower on its massive frame of nearly six tons. Odom reportedly paid near five hundred thousand dollars for this top of the line luxury vehicle.

3. Dwayne Wade - Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

When he gets tired of zooming around town in his McLaren MP4-12C, Dwayne Wade likely takes the Mercedes-Benz out for date night. Along with its extreme comfort luxuries, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren puts out 617 horse power from its 5.4-liter V8 engine in newer models. Wade spent nearly five hundred thousand dollars on the ride, which gets twelve miles per gallon in the city and sixteen on the highway.

2. Dwight Howard - Knight XV Truck

For grocery shopping and other various errands where storage is needed, Dwight Howard leaves the Bentley at home and takes his Knight XV truck to fill up on sports drinks for the big game. The Knight XV truck boasts a powerful 6.8-liter V10 engine and less than 330 horsepower. With a weight of thirteen tons, this vehicle was not designed for speed. Howard reportedly paid around six hundred thousand dollars for this monster.

1. Derrick Rose- Bugatti Veyron

Derrick Rose decided to go big or go home. The incredibly powerful Bugatti Veyron features an impressive 8 liter V16 quad turbocharged engine and generates 922 pound-feet of torque. The award winning car was discontinued in 2014 and was recorded at reaching speeds of up to two hundred and fifty-three miles per hour. Owning the vehicle of his dreams set Rose back a steep one point seven million dollars.