Athletes Who Love Their Toys

Kevin W. RyanContributor IIIDecember 9, 2013

Athletes Who Love Their Toys

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    Professional athletes make fortunes of money in exchange for performing on the highest stages in sports. 

    Fans of these incredible athletes are able to witness worldwide just how extravagant life as a professional athlete can be. 

    Here are 17 athletes that love to show off their toys....enjoy. 

Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers

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    While Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is not busy trying to win the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award, the former Georgetown Hoya spends his time playing Call of Duty.

    Hibbert plays so often that he even has his own Call of Duty secrets, which he revealed to Bleacher Report's own Jared Zwerling in this interview

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

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    Adrian Peterson a.k.a. "All Day" bounced back from one of the most gruesome injuries a running back can endure and not only won 2012's "Comeback Player of the Year" Award, but AP also took home the NFL "Most Valuable Player" Award as well. 

    Earlier this 2013 season, Peterson surprised all of his offensive lineman with their own custom snowmobile. Nothing like some toys with engines to keep the big guys happy.

Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays

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    As one of the highest paid players in Major League Baseball it is no wonder why shortstop Jose Reyes isn't afraid to show off how he spends his money

    Whether it is automobiles, jewelry or expensive food, the toys and luxuries are bountiful, and Jose Reyes is definitely enjoying the perks of his impressive baseball career. 

Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers

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    Steve Smith has been a perrenial standout wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers for 13 seasons, and one of his most amusing off-field moments was this Sports Illustrated photoshoot in which Smith proudly displays this custom Mercedes-Benz golf cart.

    Smith uses this cart to get from the front of his property to his house. Putting his toys to good use by keeping his legs fresh.

Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

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    Here's a recent Instagram post of New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano—an absolutely beautiful piece of jewelry that is just one of 100 in existence. 

    Baseball's best second baseman is currently seeking a $300,000,000 contract, so expect to see plenty more new toys at the Cano house in the near future. Cano also spreads the love by giving back to the community

     

Bubba Watson, Professional Golf

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    Professional golfer Bubba Watson splurged some of his golf earnings on an original "General Lee" Dodge Charger. The "General Lee" was made famous by the vintage TV show Dukes of Hazzard and each Charger is extremely rare and valuable.  

    Bubba's love for toys earned him a sponsorship deal with Oakley introducing the replacement for the everyday golf cart: the hovercraft.  

LeBron James, Miami Heat

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    King James is the best basketball player on the planet right now, and his off-court life is as incredibly luxurious as you can imagine. 

    LeBron has been pictured around Ferraris both new and old and is rumored to have a very extravagant automotive collection. 

    Additionally, James keeps up on his tech gadgets as the spokesman for Samsung. Never hurts to have a smart phone and tablet plug as one of the most marketable athletes in the world.

Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers

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    In less than one season Colin Kaepernick rose from a backup role to starting quarterback in the Super Bowl. 

    This instant career launch has landed the 49ers signal caller magazine covers, photoshoot sessions, an insane shoe collection and a garage loaded with expensive luxury cars. Kap clearly does not shy away from his toys.

Gilbert Arenas, NBA Free Agent

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    Gilbert Arenas does not have an NBA locker at the moment yet has somehow still managed to remain one of the highest-paid players in the league. Even he admitted his contract might be one of the worst contracts of all-time. 

    Instead of feeling guilty about his income, "Agent Zero" has decided to spend his money on things like $675 car washes, a $60,000 train set and an $8,000 toy Mercedes-Benz car. 

Money Mayweather, Professional Boxing

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    Floyd "Money" Mayweather makes so much money that he started a company called The Money Team—an apparel brand with a very, very clear marketing strategy

    The Champ earns in the ballpark of $50 million per boxing match (before pay-per-view percentage) and will be the first one to tell you about how much money he makes.  

    With all those earnings, it’s no wonder he surrounds himself with the staple toys of the rich and famous – luxury cars.

Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves

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    While Kevin Love enjoys showing off his humorous side on social media, the former UCLA power forward also shows off his unique taste in toys like this limited edition set of Beats By Dre headphones. 

    Quickly becoming a must-have accessory for athletes, Love is staying one step ahead of the game.

     

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

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    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has a well-documented affection with high-end automobiles.

    Wade's life is an incredible story as told in ESPN's E-60 series and is a must-watch to truly appreciate how far he has come to earn his life of luxury

Nyjah Houston, Professional Skateboarding

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    Nyjah Houston has emerged as one of the most dominant professional skateboarders in the world after rising through the professional ranks during an extremely emotional childhood

    Now that Nyjah is financially independent, he spends his money as any wealthy teenage superstar would and has no problem showing it off. 

    While some kids consider skateboards to be a toy, Nyjah takes his game to the next level.

     

Arian Foster, Houston Texans

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    Texans running back Arian Foster had a very successful 2012 season after rushing for over 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns—ultimately helping Houston reach the divisional round of the 2012 playoffs. 

    Instead of a nice dinner or some jewelry, Foster bought all of his offensive lineman Segway toys as a token of his appreciation

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

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    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been one of the best players in the NBA since he was drafted No. 3 overall in 2003 and has been extremely well-compensated for his talents. 

    Ever since his playing days in Denver, Melo has surrounded himself with some of the most unique customized cars and trucks in sports.  These toys definitely set Anthony apart from most of his NBA brethren. 

Usain Bolt, Olympian

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    The Fastest Man Alive has been living it up since dominating at the 2012 Olympics. 

    Bolt proudly shows off his custom cars and bikes, like this ridiculous one-of-a-kind modification on a quad bike. 

Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets

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    Current Brooklyn Nets scoring machine Joe Johnson has been one of the highest-paid players in the NBA for an extended period of time. 

    During his playing days in Atlanta, Johnson bought this insane Ford F-650 with a sticker price of $179,000.

    This rig is like a kid’s toy truck come to real life.

     

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