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NBA Rookie Rodney Hood

$80k Jewelry Run

... For NBA Draft

6/28/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627-rodney-hood-split-getty-02Before he became a 1st Round NBA Draft pick ... Rodney Hood got himself ice'd out with $80k in high-end jewelry ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We know ... the day before the draft, the 21-year-old phenom hit up Rafaello & Co. in NYC -- and picked himself up a $50k diamond-coated stainless steel Breitling Bentley watch. 

He also dropped another $30k on an 18-carat gold and diamond bracelet with princess cut and round diamonds. Not too shabby. 

But Hood wasn't the only baller to go on a pre-draft jewelry spree ...Cleanthony Early also hit up Rafaello and got a $62k Rafaello & Co. yellow gold watch and a Cuban link diamond bracelet. 

It's good to be rich. 

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1.

L. Ron Hubbard    

Wasting money on BLING. STUPID!

32 days ago
2.

Katy    

And then people wonder why so many athletes, celebs, and music artists go broke in such a short time after making MILLIONS of dollars. ppffttt...I think it's call IGNORANCE!

32 days ago
3.

lourdgoogoo    

He looks stupid, and should probably start his bankruptcy filing now. It will not be long before he is in the D league and broke.

32 days ago
4.

H.B.    

Last time I checked they could do what the **** they wanted with their own money. Why wouldn't you reward yourself for working hard and becoming a millionaire at a very young age.

32 days ago
5.

Idiotsallofya    

And soon to be broke

32 days ago
6.

KingLouis    

It was borrow jewelry... He return it

32 days ago
7.

PHILLYcuz    

Good for them. They're young and rich.They earned the right to spoil themselves by working hard at something most people can't do. Now if they keep spending shame on them.

32 days ago
8.

Mr Barcliff    

THESE "KIDS/YOUNG MEN" ARENT STUPID, THERE IGNORANT(UNINFORMED) AND THAT MEANS THEY ARENT EDUCATED TO KNOW BETTER. CANT CRITICIZE A PERSON FOR GROWING UP WITHOUT THE INFO. WHATS NEEDED IS BETTER PARENTING FOR THESE MEN, WE DONT PICK OUR MOM/DAD, WE DONT DECIDE TO GROW UP POOR OR WITH PARENTS WHO DONT HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE TO TEACH US HOW TO PROPERLY GO ABOUT HANDLING OUR MONEY WE MAKE. THEY COULD HAVE GOTTEN THOSE JEWELS FOR FREE(ADVERTISING FOR THE COMPANIES OR BEEN GIFTED IT ANOTHER WAY)!!!! WE HAVE TO ASK THE NCAA AND NBA AND OTHER PRO LEAGUES TO DO BETTER AT EDUCATING THESE NEW STARS WITH NEW MONEY ON THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING RICH!!! BEING RICH, YOU CAN GO BROKE, GOING WEALTHY, YOU CAN LOSE WHAT RICH PEOPLE HAVE ALL TOGETHER AND STILL BE WEALTHY(BILLIONAIRES ARE WEALTHY, MILLIONAIRES ARE RICH!) THESE KIDS THINK IF THEY HAVE 6-7 FIGURES, THERE SET FOR LIFE, THEY DONT KNOW THEY "MAY" BE A PRO FOR 3-10 YEARS, THERES MAYBE 1-2 HUGE CONTRACTS DURING AN MORE THAN AVERAGE NBA CAREER, AND IF NOT A ANDREW WIGGINS OR JABARI PARKER OR A TOP 10-12 PICK, THE CHANCES YOUR HIGHLY PAID FOR LONG TERM YEARS IS SLIM. YOU MAY MAKE 10 MILLION YOUR WHOLE NBA CAREER, HALF IS GONE TO AGENTS AND TAXES, THE REST IS FOR A HOME FOR YOU AND 2 CARS AND THEN YOU MAY HAVE 2 MILLION LEFT, IT GOES "FAST"!!!! YOU HAVE TO GET MOMS A HOME AND PAY HER BILLS AND ETC., AND IF YOU TRY AND TAKE CARE OF FRIENDS, ITS OVER, YOUR BROKE. THEY NEED TO BE TAUGHT TO LIVE "BELOW THERE MEANS" SEE, THEY DONT GET, HAVING MONEY IS THE SECURITY, NOT SPENDING IT ALL SHOWING WHAT YOU HAVE, IT PROVIDES "ONLY FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND" AND IF YOU SPEND TO MUCH, ITS A SIGN YOUR NOT HAPPY. IF THE THINGS THEY BUY MAKE THEM HAPPY, THEY WILL GO BROKE FINANCIALLY TO FOLLOW THERE MENTAL BROKENESS!!!! THESE KIDS/YOUNG MEN ARENT DUMB, THEY NEED EDUCATION, THEY PLAY SEMI PRO BASKETBALL FOR THESE COLLEGES AND ARENT PAID SO, THERE NOT TAUGHT TO COUNT THERE BLESSINGS OR MONEY, CAREFULLY. WHATS NEEDED IS A MANDATORY NBA/NFL/NHL/MLB CAMP FOR FINANCES. LGNM

32 days ago
9.

Jet    

Wasting? Jewellery is an investment. If I just signed a multi million dollar contract the jewellery store is one of the first places I would got too.

31 days ago
10.

I'm nuts    

Free to him

31 days ago
11.

I'm nuts    

If u would put as much time into research as u did being jealous of him, u would know that

31 days ago
12.

I'm nuts    

Barcliff get your facts right, before u write a story in CAPS.

31 days ago
13.

unknowntoou    

look peep game.its all influence through there music and their environment.they ain't millionaires yet.still gotta make the team.look what happened to Vince young.college is different than the pros.

31 days ago
14.

Racismisdead    

I love it...These guys are millionaires and people getting angry because they treated themselves....What they don't tell you is they also probably bought their moms a new car and house....the hell with the empty judgement of people wishing they had the talent to make millions like they will and do....hahaha in a couple of years the racists pricks spewing hatred here ill be wearing their jerseys..hahahahaha

31 days ago
15.

John    

Wow, money well spent...retard.

30 days ago
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