Even rich stars feel pain at the pump! $150 Million NBA Icon Jimmy Butler Exclaims ‘This is a Goddamn Freeway Robbery’ After Having to Pay $145 to Fuel His Bugatti in Demo-Run California
- Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler fueled up his Bugatti in Beverly Hills, California
- The gas guzzler cost him $145 to fill up, he called it ‘freeway robbery’
- The average gas price in the Golden State is $5,699, almost $2 more than the US
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler shared an Instagram story in which he spent $145 to fill up his tank at a famous gas station in California.
The video shows the NBA small forward — who has a $150 million contract — filling up his Bugatti at Jack Colker’s Union 76 gas station in Beverly Hills, California.
‘This is a highway robbery. Man, I’m trying to put some of this gas back on,” the 34-year-old said.
California’s weekly average gas price is $5,699, nearly two dollars higher than the national average of $3,837, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
“Do you think if I went in and told him I put the wrong gas in they would give me the money back?” the NBA star asked.
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler shared an Instagram story in which he spent $145 to fill up his tank at Jack Colker’s Union 76 gas station in Beverly Hills, California
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler fueled up his Bugatti in Beverly Hills, California for $145
Butler pumped gas into his Bugatti, a luxury car rated among the least efficient by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport and the Chiron Super Sport each deliver just nine miles per gallon.
But the whopping $145 price tag to fill up his car was even too much for “Playoff Jimmy,” who signed a three-year, $146.4 million contract with the team in 2021.
“This is crazy, I’m going electric,” Butler said.
Over the summer, Butler was linked to a new romance with recently divorced superstar Shakira, 46.
The pair were spotted dining together at Novikov Restaurant & Bar in London in July.
Butler isn’t the only one feeling the pain at the pump as gas prices hit seasonal highs in a decade.
Rising gas prices pushed annual inflation to 3.7 percent, the second consecutive increase this year.
Prices increased by 0.6 percent month-on-month, mainly due to an increase in gas prices.’
The electric vehicle business is booming in the United States. Tesla announced a record increase in sales in the second quarter of the year, delivering 446,140 cars worldwide in the three months leading up to June.
Electric cars are generally more expensive to purchase, but cheaper to maintain.
Experts warn that it can take an average of six years for an electric car to break even, but if the vehicle qualifies for state or federal tax credits, it can provide a significant head start on breaking even.
Members of the United Auto Workers are striking to gain protection from electric vehicle developments.
But as the strike continues, analysts predict that supply from car dealers will soon decrease.