As if you needed another example of how your life sucks compared to professional athletes, who get paid millions doing exactly what they love. According to TMZ, Kobe (pictured right, in his wind resistant driving mask... i kid) has purchased a Ferrari 458 Italia for $329,000! To make matters worse, he purchased the car in full. No lease for the NBA star, who pulls $25 million a season in salary alone. It's over double that figure when you take into account endorsement deals.
We all remember when Kobe dropped $4 million on an "apology ring" to ex-wife Vanessa. She took $75 million in the divorce. That's just scratch to Kobe these days. Look at this beauty:
The Italia 458 debuted July 2010, a little under two years ago. By September of that year, they were all recalled due to a flaw in the wheel arc assembly that caused them to suddenly burst into flames! I only say this to give you a little comfort, in case you are kicking yourself over your lack of athletic talent.
I wish I could walk into a Ferrari dealer and purchase a car in-full with a check a la Kobe Bryant.
KOBE BRYANT SPENDING $329,000 ON HIS NEW CAR IS LIKE someone who makes $50,000 spending $658 on something.
Kobe Bryant now drives my favorite car.