We interrupt this NBA lockout with a breaking news bulletin: Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews has purchased an automobile. A white 2011 Audi A8 to be specific.
"Awwwwwww the vehicle has arrived," Matthews exclaimed on Twitter. "Hyped!"
On the streets, at least in my hood, this model is more commonly referred to by its nickname, the "Full Mid-Level Special."
AOL.com lists the MSRP in the $80,000 neighborhood. For more on the Audi A8, click here.
The new 2011 A8 is designed to satisfy the most discerning driver who demands everything from a performance luxury sedan. Welcome to the new luxury class.
Below are a few pictures of the vehicle that Matthews uploaded to Yfrog.com. In order: a picture of the exterior, a picture of the speakers in the trunk and a picture of the technology in the interior.
"After seeing those pics I'm headed right back to the gym," Blazers guard Elliot Williams noted. "lol."
"Keep working," Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge tweeted to Williams. "But I don't know if you can get 15.5 [million dollars] up front like [Matthews] did lol."
In the summer of 2010, Matthews signed a front-loaded, five-year deal reportedly worth $35 million with the Blazers.
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