NBA star J.R. Smith buys military vehicle

Knicks star J.R. Smith bought a Gurkha F5, which is made by Toronto-based Terradyne Armored...

Knicks star J.R. Smith bought a Gurkha F5, which is made by Toronto-based Terradyne Armored Vehicles and used by police and the military. (Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc.)

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, Last Updated: 1:01 PM ET

NBA star J.R. Smith would rather stay safe on the streets of New York City.

The Knicks guard, who recently signed a four-year, $24 million deal, reportedly bought a flashy armoured truck made by Toronto-based Terradyne Armored Vehicles and used by police and the military.

The New York Post reports Smith, who's recovering from surgery on his left knee, was seen driving the Gurkha F5 -- worth approximately $450,000 -- in the city's Meatpacking District where he stopped and had dinner last Thursday.

The vehicle could be the same as the one wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson drove in the 2011 blockbuster movie "Fast Five."


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