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NBA players are always hitting the headlines with their lavish houses, over-the-top nights out, dodgy expensive clothing and their choice of personal vehicles, but have you ever heard of an NBA player driving an armoured truck to get around? No, me neither.

Not until J.R. Smith's latest ride made headlines in the New York Post that is. According to the Post, "Smith, who’s recovering after surgery on his left knee in the off-season, rolled up to Meatpacking District restaurant Catch on Thursday night in a Gurkha F5, which is made by Toronto-based Terradyne Armored Vehicles and used by police and the military. Smith parked the oversize truck, worth about $450,000, on the street while he dined inside."

Smith is a volatile character, and no doubt he's got his haters, but does he really need a car that weighs over 13,000 pounds and is usually used by the police or the military? Is he expecting to face grenade attacks as he drives around New York?

His new 4-year, $24 million contract with the Knicks should help cover this extravagant expense, and hopefully he won't cause any waves of panic as he rides around Manhattan looking like a one-man military offensive.

Written by Emma McMillan — August 20, 2013

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