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Kobe Bryant

LAW VIOLATOR

in $329K Ferrari

8/22/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0822_kobe_bryant_ferrari_cell_phone_launchKobe Bryant can afford a $300k Ferrari ... but for some reason, the NBA star hasn't sprung for a hands-free device for his cell phone.

Bryant was cruising down the 405 Freeway yesterday ... steering through traffic while yakking away on his hand-held cell phone ... a major no-no in the state of California.

In fact, Kobe's lucky he wasn't spotted by the CHP -- 'cause a talking-while-driving ticket usually runs around $159 for the first offense ... and $279 for subsequent violations.

We're sure he can afford the ticket ... but you can't put a price on safety.

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46.

Eagle Eye    

Isn't the person that took the picture committing a crime as well by using a mobile device while driving? Its true, it takes a criminal to catch a criminal.

610 days ago
47.

I luv u RPattz!    

If Beiber can get away from a 100 MPH ticket...I'm sure Kobe can get away with this.

610 days ago
48.

5Louie    

Did he buy the cop a diamond?

610 days ago
49.

phunnguy    

Why you gotta blow up someone's spot like that .... you are some serious muckrakers ... i guess it's time to start putting out the anti TMZ knowledge ... supporting s***bag papparazi -> profiting of pain ... it's alright when you're unbiased, but playing the snitch roll is shameful... prepare for the backlash ... We've had enough ...we'll keep it Anonymous

609 days ago
50.

walter palencia    

Funny thing is that true story I work at the verizon wireless store he goes to in Newport Beach and he bought 3 car chargers and 2 bluetooths from me. I guess he just does not like using them lol

609 days ago
51.

chilly willy    

Kobe does your wife know how many women you are going to have sex with in that car????

608 days ago
52.

michael    

cant u shut up u *******s god tmz is annoying

607 days ago
53.

Mark    

That's not Kobe! It's 2PAC! LOL!

606 days ago
54.

people_never_change    

That car just screams "I throw my money around!"

606 days ago
55.

SAMBO25    

I GUESS EVERYONE HATING ON KOBE NOW. MIND YOUR BUSINESS TMZ!!!!!

597 days ago
56.

gago kayo    

none of your bussines about his safety!

579 days ago
57.

gago kayo    

he's stop

579 days ago
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