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LeBron James’ incredible (and expensive) car collection

LeBron Jamesphilanthropic efforts off the court are, at the very least, just as impressive and important as his accomplishments on the hardwood. Still, with a net worth that will likely eclipse $1 billion (estimated at $450 million by Forbes in 2018), James has plenty of coin to spare on some well-deserved personal toys, too.

For all the well-documented aspects of LeBron James’ life, his affinity for cars is one of his lesser-discussed characteristics. But, just like he’s racked up a litany of accolades over his 17-year basketball career, he’s accrued a collection of wheels fit for a King. Let’s take a drive through James’ top-notch garage (apologies in advance to Kia).

Hummer H2

Considering that the H2 was James’ first car and he is still a Hummer guy, it’s safe to assume he holds a special place for second-edition Hummer—a mid-2000s staple for wealthy celebrities.

LeBron’s mother, Gloria, bought him an H2 when he was senior in high school in 2002—a purchase she made using loans based on her son’s future earnings, prompting an investigation by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (the Jameses were cleared for the car).

LeBron James’ H2, which included “28-inch rims, a custom chrome grill, multiple TV screens, a JBL sound system as well as a PlayStation and DirecTV TracVision,” was put up for auction in 2018.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

I’m not sure how often James goes off-roading, but at least he has the right car for when he does. The Wrangler Rubicon is a bold, hardcore, and high-end truck, one of the highest performance trucks of its type. In that sense, the Wrangler might be more emblematic of its owner than any vehicle in the Los Angeles Lakers’ star garage. James’s Jeep is/was bright orange with a lion logo stitched into the headrests.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

James reportedly spent $670,000 on his customized Lambo convertible, which was wrapped to match the release of LeBron James XI “King’s Pride” floral shoes. The paint job may be a bit extra, but, it could be worse. It’s probably safe to assume that James isn’t behind the wheel of this one in public too often, though the Aventador is possibly the faster Lamborghini ever made, with over 720 horsepower. If you’re interested in one for yourself, the base 2019 price for an Aventador S Roadster is a casual $460,247.

2019 Rolls-Royce Phantom

James’ Phantom was reportedly a 25th birthday gift from his Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Shaquille O’Neal. Along with the Bugatti Veyron, the Phantom is arguably the greatest car in the world, boasting a 563 horsepower and a V12 engine, in addition to its upper-class aesthetic. The 2019 Phantom was going for about $450,000.

1975 Chevrolet Impala

 We all know James appreciates basketball history, and he seemingly has an kinship for throwback automobiles, as well. The ‘75 Impala isn’t a classic like the ’69, but LeBron’s fully restored and custom version was the perfect ride for his South Beach days. James’ Impala was/is gorgeous—featuring a cabana-colored interior rim, white stripes over a lush blue paint job, and custom, sub-encrusted trunk.

2008 Maybach 57S

 The 57S is as luxurious as it gets: V12 engine, 620 horsepower, and weighing in at nearly three tons. Mercedes based this model on the Maybach concept at the 1997 Tokyo Motor show, and ended up with something resembling a more elegant (and far more expensive) S-class. On the down side, it gets just 10 miles to the gallon. James’ 57S features a customized license plate that reads “KNG OF OH”. In 2012, the model was listed at around $370,000.

2018 Maybach S650

 LeBron also owns an S650, which has made multiple appearance on his social media feeds, including as the site of a Frozen sing-along party. The 650 has slightly better maneuvering than the 57S, so it makes sense that LeBron would use it more often. James also owns a Mercedes, S-63 AMG, with a bi-turbo engine that can push 600 HP—a stud of a luxury car.

2009 Bentley Continental GT

An all-white Continental GT is reportedly one of James’ favorite members of his collection. It makes sense, considering it’s also amongst the premier consumer cars on the planet. In 2018, the MSRP for a Continental GT was listed at $218,400, per Business Insider. If it’s high on his list of his cars, it’s high on my list of his cars. It brings nearly all the amenities of an elite luxury car, plus 500+ horsepower.2008

Ferrari F430 Spider

I can’t say I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing the vroom of a Spider, but word is you can hear its 480 horsepower from a ways away (despite its V8, relatively modest for a Ferrari). The Spider is flashy and slick, with a fully automatic electric hood that proudly displays the visible engine at all times. James’ black spider was customized to fit his 6’8 figure, and he’s been spotted riding this one multiple times. The 430 can go 0-60 in an impressive 3.5 seconds. James was featured with his Spider in the first episode of 2008 episode of Unique Whips, a MTV Cribs-style show just for celebrity garages.

LeBron also owns a Ferrari 599 (which he also got from Unique Autosports) and Ferrari 458 convertible.

Porsche 911 Turbo S

The 911 is a classic, and the Turbo S is a top-of-the-line model with 550 horsepower and a smooth interior. The black 911 with six-piston calibers was one of James’ vehicles of choice during his Miami days. His ex-Heat teammate and good pal Dwyane Wade gave the public a peek at his and James’ dueling 911s when he posted a picture of their cars side-by-side.

LeBron has been spotted in this car on multiple occasions. The 911 Turbo S can hit 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, and has been listed at $161,800. James is clearly a major Porsche fan—as he bought a Panamera for his mother, Gloria, back in 2014.