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L.A. Laker Stung by $50,000 Bumblebee

10/28/2009 1:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lakers center Andrew Bynum bought himself a special present earlier this month just in time for his birthday -- a $50,000 tricked out Chevy Camaro modeled after the character Bumblebee from "Transformers."



We're told Andrew -- who turned 22 yesterday -- walked into Felix Chevrolet-Cadillac in Los Angeles and bought the Camaro 2SS V8 with all the trimmings, including a special customized body kit and yellow paint job with black racing stripes ... just like Shia LaBeouf's BFF Bumblebee in the Transformers movie.

Celebrity Cool carsBut Andrew wasn't feeling Bumblebee's silver rims -- we hear he sprung for a set of shiny new black ones instead.

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Quiet    

Poor chevy america... forcing the cmaaro down celebrities throats now. First brad pit now this guy.

1768 days ago
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MaineTechTheGreat    

All the money in the world he buys that crap? Benz would be as low as I go! F**K Gm! This kid has no taste he from Jersey with a southern taste. Chevys are for poor folks, the south, and middle of america on the farms & barns. Not for a multimillionaire- he also had a purple Charge like come on where is the Rolls ROyce & Lambo man. I can buy that crap

1768 days ago
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Nameless    

Why go through all the trouble and extra expense by buying a Bumblebee replica then changing the wheels? It's no longer a replica.

1768 days ago
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barry Gordy is genius    

Good for him. He's young and financially stable to purchase whatever he wants. And it didn't cost an arm and a leg, which means he is a thrifty spender. Excellent buy and a great way to support American-made products.

1768 days ago
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OOWEEE    

SPEAKING OF BUGS, THUGS AND DUI'S ....DID YOU KNOW THAT 7 TIME DUI CONVICT WAS RELEASED WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS....Source KMOV St. Louis....DEMAND THE DISBARMENT OF RELEASOR.....the appearance of impropriety in this matter will lead to DUI death....CONTACT THE IL ATTORNEY REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION AND DEMAND THE DISBARMENT OF RELEASOR ST CLAIR COUNTY ILLINOIS STATES ATTORNEY ROBERT HAIDA.

1768 days ago
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Fred    

Benz would be as low as I go! F**K Gm!
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And this is one of the reasons your children will be living in poverty and speaking Chinese in twenty years...

1768 days ago
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Whamo    

Hey..AreYouKidding..Why don't you F@#koff and take your adgenda elsewhere. We're here to punk on celebs not read your crap.

1768 days ago
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Daniel    

What a waste of money in this economy even for a multi-millionaire!

This is not the car you attract chicks with either. Most women would agree this car is sinfully ugly and would be uber embarrassed to be picked up on a date in this car.

1768 days ago
9.

Matt    

some of these comments are funny, just because he's rich he's gotta buy the most expensive cars out there? The guy obviously likes the car or the movie or both so he wanted to get the car. Its not a bad car, sure the color is ugly, but its no worse than the colors on some of the more expensive cars ive seen celebs have.

And that car won't pick up chicks? Maybe not, but his bank account more than makes up for the car in the minds of women from LA.

The guy is 22 years old, he's already had leg injuries so who knows how long his career will last. He's being smart by not blowing it all away on a Lambo or something. He doesnt have Kobe Bryant or Lebron James type money where he can blow his nose with $100 bills. In 08 he signed a 4 year, 58 mill deal but as a story in Sports Illustrated said, "Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke (78% of NFL players)."

Good for him, he liked the body style, added his own flavor with the black rims, he's healthy, he just got his championship ring (and i'm a Laker hater), life is good for him at 22.

Meanwhile those that bash him on this internet website(as well as myself) wish we had his bank account.

1768 days ago
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Canadian bred    

good for you Bynum, atleast your not doing like these other pro athletes, buying typical 500,000 dollar bentleys,. stand out from the rest of the pack..not like that loser lamar odom who turned hollywood and married Ho Kardashian

1768 days ago
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A GIRL WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS CARS    

Girls like Janet (comment above) who like to be picked up in "nice" cars most of the time (and i could bet my life on this) have no f*kin clue what's under the cars hood and if its actually worth anything besides it's "nice looks". In my personal opinion you could have the "nicest" car and expensive as hell, but if you can't beat me in a quarter mile you ain't worth sh*t :) P.S my car is American and it rapes the sh*t outta almost everything.

1768 days ago
12.

JFRules    

Have you seen this car in Black? It is freaking Badass!! This coming from a trans am driver. The motor in this car is insane! I would be so happy to own this car.

1768 days ago
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MaineTechTheGreat    

"Americans live for today", the word is out we don’t make great cars I would love to buy American but I can’t afford to put my hard earn money into something that wont last! I live for tomorrow , thats why my whole house hold drives TOYOTA:-) Great cars for its price, only time you see the mechanic is for a oil change luv it. GM, FORD, & DODGE SUCKS! The only time i see american cars is when I drive through the ghetto, there cheap. The auto industry is not are thing, theirs a whole lot to America that makes are world go round cars are not it. This Chevy is a joke, f**k power I want long lasting! Toyota, Honda, Benz, the way to go!!!! SORRY

1768 days ago
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Sam    

Don't worry. Bynum has 6 other extremely high end cars. Including Ferrari. Let the man have fun, jeez. It's funny how morally conscious and righteous internet commenters think they are, lol.

1128 days ago

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