Being somebody that earns millions and millions of dollars to play basketball certainly has its perks, one of which is that the person can afford just about any car that catches his wandering eye.
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum is no exception to that. With a salary of $13.8 million for the 2010-2011 season, Bynum can practically open the doors to any dealership in the world and drive off with that dealership’s most expensive ride. Yes, it’s unfair, but we’re not 7 feet tall and we certainly don’t play professional basketball for a living. Tough luck, eh?
In any case, of all the cars that he can choose from, Bynum decided to opt for a pretty nice ride, a modified-to-the-brim BMW M6. Apparently, there are other endeavors pro ballers enjoy as much as putting the ball to the hoop; tuning up their already expensive sports cars.
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In Bynum’s case, he decided that his M6 wasn’t fancy enough, so he decided to give it its own makeover. For starters, he gave it a carbon fiber roof, a set of lightweight performance wheels, customized Brembo Brakes, and a new two-tone black and white paint job, among many others.
In addition to that, Bynum also gave his M6 a performance upgrade in the form of a G-Power Stage 3 exhaust system that bumps up the cars horsepower to over 820 horsepower from the standard 500+ horsepower the M6 typically comes in. Yep, more ponies for the two-time champ.
As for the interior, Bynum – yes, he managed to fit inside the seats quite snuggly – decided to give it a true sporty racing feel by adding red leather seats, as well as more carbon fiber on the dash, the glove compartment, and the side panels on both front and rear doors.
And did we tell you that he bought this car from money he earned playing basketball? Yep, some people are just plain lucky.