The New York Knicks are keeping us entertained in the off-season. First, Iman Shumpert was battle rapping and now JR Smith is buying set pieces from Fast and Furious.
From the New York Post over the weekend
NBA star J.R. Smith spent some of the $24 million he scored in a four-year deal with the New York Knicks on a flashy new armored truck. 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.
Ah…the old half a million dollar military truck that could be used to invade a small nation. Smith has had a busy few months, from his surgery, to his varied hair colors and now to driving around the streets of Manhattan in this mildly ostentatious car. What could be purpose of owning such a fortified vehicle? Is Smith planning on leading a cross-river invasion of Brooklyn? Does he simply want to channel his inner Vin Diesel?
We are hoping that Smith simply wants to ensure he is never late for a game and is just looking for a practical, subtle away to avoid Midtown traffic.