Kobe Bryant’s Life Is Better Than Yours: Part 2,174

Before the NBA season, Kobe Bryant decided to invest in a helicopter to drastically cut down his commute time from his home in Newport Coast, CA., to the Lakers El Segundo practice facility (next to LAX) and Staples Center.

Kobe Bryant Helicopter Commute

Up until this year, Bryant had occasionally chartered a chopper depending on his schedule, but usually commuted via his $250,000 Ferrari. Now, his gravity-impaired days are over thanks to an investment he claims cost him about the same as his italian sports car.

So how long exactly does it take Bryant to now commute 44 miles to the El Segundo practice facility and 49 miles to Staples in downtown L.A.? Read more…