For sale right now on AutoTrader is a 2004 BMW 745Li that once belonged to pro basketball player Solomon Jones.
Jones served as a power forward and center for four different teams during his NBA career. He started with the Atlanta Hawks in 2006, but moved on to the Indiana Pacers for 2009 to 2011. This year, Jones played for both the LA Clippers and the New Orleans Hornets, working short contracts with both teams.
In college, Jones played for the University of South Florida. The school had a great season this year, reaching farther into the NCAA March Madness tournament than ever before. USF's record season came to an end on Sunday when it lost to Ohio University.
Jones' BMW is listed for sale by Bayshore Auotmotive in Tampa, Fla.
The car was lightly modified for Jones when he played for the Pacers. A pair of JL Audio subwoofers are mounted inside a custom box in the trunk. The sub enclosure features a pair of windows that show off the Pacers logo and Jones' number, 44. Two JL Audio amps are mounted along the sides of the car's trunk space to push extra power to the large subwoofers.
The BMW's taillights are darkened to match the car's black paint and wheels. The wheels themselves are the only other major modification on the Bimmer. The car rolls on a set of 22-inch Asanti wheels that cost around $5,400 a set.
The 745Li is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces 325 horsepower. The 'L' in the 745Li's name implies it is the long-wheelbase version of the 7 Series. Li models are 5.5 inches longer than the standard car and offer more interior space as a result - which was probably important to the 6'10" Jones.
The car is listed at $17,890, which pretty much matches the estimated KBB value for a similar car.