Former NBA Star Who Snubbed LeBron James for Kobe Bryant, Explains How an Aston Martin and a Rolls-Royce Car Compelled Him to Splash the Cash: "I Need You to Wire $349,000" - bdsthanhhoavn.com

Former NBA Star Who Snubbed LeBron James for Kobe Bryant, Explains How an Aston Martin and a Rolls-Royce Car Compelled Him to Splash the Cash: “I Need You to Wire $349,000”

The first overall pick of the 2000 NBA draft Kenyon Martin once spent $349,000 at a Rolls-Royce dealership to top Jason Kidd’s fancy Aston Martin Vanquish. The NBA veteran shares the intriguing story of accidentally buying a Rolls-Royce Phantom on his way to an Aston Martin dealership.

Martin reunited with his former NBA mates from the 2000 draft class, Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The former New Jersey Net talked about the trials and tribulations he faced in his prolonged NBA career. A

fterwards, Richardson asked him about the most memorable thing he bought for himself after securing an extravagant contract.

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Therefore, Martin recounted his story of buying a Rolls-Royce. Apparently, Jason Kidd and his lavish Aston Martin inspired Martin to buy his first luxurious vehicle.

Kenyon Martin buys Rolls Royce after securing huge NBA contract

After the New Jersey Nets refused to meet Martin’s pay demands, the 2004 NBA All-Star signed a massive contract with the Denver Nuggets. Therefore, Martin felt tempted to buy something for himself. Incidentally, Jason Kidd’s Aston Martin had amazed him during his days playing for the Nets. So, he decided to visit an Aston Martin dealership in Dallas.

However, on the way to the store, he saw something that compelled him to turn his head and straightaway make a U-turn. A Rolls Royce dealership.

Martin didn’t know much about the company. “I don’t know what Rolls-Royce is“, said the 44-year-old to Richardson and Miles, “Never seen this thing.” But he was awestruck by the aesthetics of the vehicle.

SAN ANTONIO, TX , May 4, 2005 -San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan, left, controls the ball against Denver Nuggets Kenyon Martin in the 1st quater of the game at SBC Center, San Antonio. TX, on Wednesday. (THE DENVER POST PHOTO BY HYOUNG CHANG) (Photo By Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

He couldn’t believe his eyes. In fact, he instantly called his finance guy before even asking the price. “I need you to wire right now $349,000“, said Martin on the phone immediately after asking the dealer for the price.

Afterwards, Martin talked about driving around in Denver with such a fancy car. The ruckus it caused, and the heads it turned. Martin admitted that the most he drove the car was during the All-Star weekend in Denver.

Martin picked Kobe over LeBron in the NBA all-time best list

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Martin once picked Kobe Bryant over LeBron James for the NBA’s all-time best category in FS1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. Although, the former New York Knick disagreed with Michael Jordan‘s opinion that Kobe is ahead of LeBron because he has more rings.

I’m team Kobe“, Martin said on the show. The former number one draft pick chose Kobe over LeBron in terms of all-time greatness in the NBA.

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