Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant experienced the highs and lows of being a professional basketball player last weekend. On Sunday, Bryant was benched in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Coach Mike Brown was angry Bryant stood around looking for a foul call after missing a jumper in the fourth quarter while Memphis scored an easy basket. He came back in with under two minutes left, but it didn’t make a difference.
Although he was obviously ticked off about Brown’s move, we’re pretty sure he felt fine when he left the arena. That’s because Kobe was probably driving his new Ferrari 548 Italia. TMZ reports he paid $329,000 for the car in full on Saturday with a check, of course. He makes $25 million a year in salary, so this sort of transaction is really no big deal.
Here’s what he got for that chump change.
- 4.5 L V8
- 7-speed dual clutch
- 0-60 in under 3.4 seconds
- 202 mph top speed
Kobe probably made it home to Newport Beach in about 15 minutes.