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Kobe Bryant just dropped $329,000 on a new Ferrari

Mar 26, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

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There are times the helicopter is not there to take Kobe from Newport Beach to Los Angeles for Lakers games. There are times he has to head up the 405 and 110 freeways just like the rest of us schlubs.

Well, not exactly like the rest of us shlubs — Kobe can now do it in a Ferrari 458 Italia. Which is shiniest new toy on the Ferrari showroom floor. Of course it was TMZ with all the details (via Ball Don’t Lie).

According to our sources, Kobe’s new ride is a Ferrari 458 Italia (see below). We’re told the Black Mamba paid $329,000 yesterday for the car … which he paid for in full with a check.

Apparently the divorce/non-divorce didn’t wipe him out too badly.

This is the car that Ferrari basically dropped a bunch of their F-1 technology into. So it is perfect for the 405 Freeway… where he might be able to get up to 60 miles and hour for a mile or two before traffic grinds him to a halt.

  1. bearsstillsuck - Mar 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Trickle down at its best.

  2. steelymcbeam6 - Mar 26, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    That’s nothing for him…he made that his last game….$1000 for every shot attempt

  3. Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Kobe is still THE MAN.

  4. tombradysmerkin - Mar 26, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Don’t be hatin’ Kobe can drive whatever he wants….got more rings than anybody else (Fisher is tied) so if all you fools think the 405 is constantly jammed…you must live on the East coast…causing I’m constantly cruising down the 405 doing 80+…in a sh***y hooptie! Haters gotta hate!

    • Kurt Helin - Mar 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

      The 405 is never traffic free unless you drive it between midnight and 4 am.

  5. boilerup1869 - Mar 26, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    I bet it would cost a let less to pay someone to proofread articles before hitting “publish”!

    • icantball - Mar 27, 2012 at 3:28 AM

      Cost even less to “let” you proofread your post boiler

      Don’t throw stones

  6. noahbird - Mar 26, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    He just has to leave early. The 405 isnt bad til 345.

    • vanmorrissey - Mar 26, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      I’m assuming you mean leave the club at 3:45 am otherwise there’s always traffic. And cops would know that ride and leave him the heck alone. Two games at most paid for that ride, nice.

  7. raidmagic - Mar 26, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Bad ass I’d buy one too if I had his jack. How freaking cool would it be to be able to just write a check for that. Enjoy the spoils of your hard work Kobe.

  8. xrateplaya - Mar 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    The guy cruising his hooptie on the 405.. When is there no traffic? U takin long beach blvd or what

  9. 00maltliquor - Mar 26, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    It’s nothin’ to a BOSS!

  10. numba1recx19 - Mar 26, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Hey guys, guess what. I just bought a new hat! Dropped 35$ on dat.

    • raidmagic - Mar 27, 2012 at 7:41 AM


  11. detroitcityryda - Mar 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    He got money but I still got my soul .

  12. storebrandcookies - Mar 26, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Do you know how many lawns I have to mow to get that car?

    329,000/ $30= 10,966 lawns

    24 hours in a day.. takes me an hour to mow a lawn.. need 8 hours of beauty sleep.. leaves me 16 hours to mow.. would take me 685 days.. take away gas/food expenses.. uhh, take away the winter time where grass doesn’t grow..

    Who am I kidding, I’m better off with my gas-guzzling truck.

  13. losangelasbasketball - Mar 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Ferrari’s give people complex’s…. probably why he flipped out later that day in the 4th quarter before getting benched by MB…

  14. lakerluver - Mar 26, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Well, duh, he is “THE BLACK MAMBA”!! What should he drive a Toyota?!!!

  15. losangelasbasketball - Mar 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Look at Kobe’s pinky finger in that photo and tell me it’s not jacked up…

  16. gmsalpha - Mar 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Kobe speaks Italian. Kobe drives Italian.

    • loungefly74 - Mar 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM

      ahh…ya beat me to it. i thought the same.

  17. gmsingh - Mar 27, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    I don’t blame him–it will give him something to mess around with during the playoffs.

  18. bj1980 - Mar 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Drat you Bryant. I want to make a snide remark about midlife crises, but . . . the 458 is such a [bleep] beautiful car! God I hate you.

  19. borderline1988 - Mar 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    What’s the over/under for how many miles he actually drives that thing in its useful life? 500 miles?

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