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The fabulous life of Kobe Bryant: How the highest-paid player in the NBA spends his $150million

Who’s doing the lotto tonight?

KOBE BRYANT IS the highest paid player in the NBA, and the third-highest earning player in league history.

He makes so much money that he can casually give a teammate a ride to a doctor’s appointment in his personal helicopter, like he did this week with Steve Blake.

Throughout his 17-year NBA career, Kobe has amassed a number of cars, toys, and houses, and he currently has $150 million in assets. He’s living the life — saying and doing whatever he wants in endlessly entertaining fashion.

The fabulous life of Kobe Bryant: How the highest-paid player in the NBA spends his $150million
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  • He went to high school in the Philly suburbs but he grew up in Italy. He loves Italian cars

  • He walked into a Ferrari dealership last year and wrote a 329,000 dollar cheque for a 458 Italia

  • He also owns a Lamborghini, Bentley, and Range Rover

  • He owns three houses worth 18.8 million dollars. All of them are in Orange County, CA, a lengthy drive from the Staples Center

  • Luckily, he has a helicopter that he takes to home games. He says it saves him from sitting in traffic, and keeps his body fresh

  • He's pretty generous with his helicopter too. He let teammate Steve Blake use to it go to a doctor's appointment this week

  • Kobe is the third-highest paid NBA player ever, with 249 million dollars in career salary. He and his wife currently own 150 million in assets, according to reports

  • He also makes 28 million dollars a year off of endorsement deals with companies like Nike and Sprite

  • He bought his wife a $ 4 million ring after his sex scandal. It was an eight-karat purple diamond

  • He was reportedly set to lose 75 million dollars in a divorce last year. But he and his wife Vanessa are working things out

  • In recent years, Kobe has marched to the beat of his own drum.

  • He's gotten in on the NBA's outrageous fashion trend but keeps it classier than some

  • This summer he challenged Kyrie Irving to a 50,000 dollar game of one-on-one

  • He says he will only play two more years. He is due 30 million dollars next season, and could become the highest-earning NBA player ever if he outlasts Kevin Garnett

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