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Mike Bibby: Waah! Gimme Back My Ride! Waaah!

3/29/2008 11:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBA baller Mike Bibby is suing an automotive customization business that he says has his ride -- and won't give it back!
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In the lawsuit, Bibby claims 212 Motoring told him they would pimp out his 1973 Chevy Caprice for free. Why free? Because the auto shop was trying to score a reality show tricking out old school cars -- and Bibby's was the perfect vehicle to feature on the program.

212 Motoring, which is co-owned by former NBA player Jerome Williams, claims Bibby knew the deal -- nothing's free, even noting two different estimates in the lawsuit, and with a total bill $78,000. BTW -- Bibby is making about $13.5 million this season and will earn $14 million in 2008-09.

Herman Frank, the lawyer representing 212 co-owner Harry Shasho, says, "I am disappointed that a super successful role model like Mr. Bibby would be attempting to obtain automotive service for free, and insisting that it was provided on a free basis, when in fact it was not." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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1.

Erin    

He drives??? He looks half mongoloid!
Who is Mike Bibby?

2349 days ago
2.

Cajones    

First!!!!!!!!!

2349 days ago
3.

Potato Head    

Is that where he will be bangin the bitchez?

2349 days ago
4.

Party 'till you die!    

When did Obama get a face lift?

2349 days ago
5.

Standards are badly needed.    

Sounds like a slick way to separate Bibby from some of his extreme cash. Does 212 Motoring have Bibby's signature authorizing the work done on an estimate showing the final cost?

2349 days ago
6.

metropony    

Wow, I wouldn't have ever let this go to court if I were in his shoes (oh, the puns..ha!).

Even if he feels he is in the right, the bad PR isn't worth $78k for someone who could be risking so much more in endorsements. Not to mention....even if he thought it would be free....it isnt a full $78,000 loss hit since the improvements will raise the value of the car at least some. Suck it up and pay up bibbs!

2349 days ago
7.

ArizonaLioness    

When you're used to having everyone kiss your ass and getting freebies (he played for U. of AZ), you're bound to think you deserve it. STFU and pay the little people for the time, effort and product.

2348 days ago
8.

Ooooo Noooo!    

A 1973 Chevy Caprice? Man, they are a dime a dozen here, except they all have the trunk lock punched out and a couple bullet holes in the driver's side front door. Is this white bread NBA player trying to fake Getto cool? Take your money and buy a new Corvette: the penis extention will give you more respect than a '73 Chebbey, man. I tell ya what.

2348 days ago
9.

Bird    

Somebody needs to come up with a contract fast. I don't know who to believe on this one.

2348 days ago
10.

Bird    

Actually I think I am siding with Bibby here. Who the hell pays 78k to pimp out a 73 Caprice? He could get a REALLY nice brand spanking new car for that or he could retore a more valuable classic. I don't blame him for suing.

2348 days ago
11.

I SAID    

#5 NO SWEETIE OBAMA DIDNT GET A FACE LIFT.LOOKS MORE TO ME LIKE MCCAIN GOT THEM BIG ASS EARS TUCKED.

2348 days ago
12.

sacramento    

Whats funny Bibby has a Maybach that he purchased in El Dorado Hills...........he traded in his white G500.

2348 days ago
13.

amanda    

mike bibby used to play for the sacramento kings before he got all diva like , just pay the bill and get your car back , we hate when celebertys whine about them not getting free stuff!

2348 days ago
14.

d-nice    

This is the 3rd entry concering an athlete in 24hrs. Maybe a separate gossip blog needs to be focused purely on our athletic celebrities...hmmmm

2348 days ago
15.

BIG FLIPPER    

don't hate on Bibby, anybody takes your car and you're gonna be mad, period.

also, the Hawks are going to the playoffs.

2348 days ago
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