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DeMar DeRozan's biggest purchase: "I took 70 something people to Disneyland"

DeMar DeRozan's biggest purchase

DeMar DeRozan's biggest purchase

Not a car, not a house, not even an expensive piece of jewelry -- none of that is DeMar DeRozan's biggest purchase since he got to the NBA.

"I took 70 something people to Disneyland"

The Bulls shooting guard, whose career earnings are currently around $176 million in gross salary, joined Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson on the Knuckleheads podcast and revealed that his biggest splurge since entering the league was on a family trip.

To this day I always say I ain't doing that sh*t again. I think I took like 70 something people to Disneyland. My whole family, their kids, friends.

DeMar DeRozan, Knuckleheads

At first glance, this might not seem like an expensive feat. But DeRozan himself has said that even without all the toys, food, and extra stuff that goes along with such a trip, especially when there are kids involved, he had to pay a hefty tab by the end of it. "It's like one person, one VIP to like ten people," DeRozan said. "And you gotta like an eight-hour minimum, right? Bro, it was crazy. It was crazy."

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Depending on the season and other factors, you and up to 9 other guests can enjoy a customizable VIP Tour at a rate from $425 to $700 per hour, according to Disneyland, with a 7-hour minimin tour duration. Separate theme park admission is required for each Guest.

At least seven groups of 10 people, at the aforementioned hourly rates, bring the price into tens of thousands of dollars. We haven't even mentioned the plane tickets, accommodation, and all the extra stuff DeRozan inevitably had to take care of.

"I'm not doing that sh*t again"

There's no doubt DeMar had to pay a hefty tab. But for a millionaire who, unlike some of his peers, doesn't allow himself to go on a spending spree, doing it to make his close ones happy was worth it.

"That's probably the craziest thing because I've never been that into cars," he said. "Throughout the season, I'd be like, 'yo, if I'm All-Star, If I'm this, or I get this many points, I get this car.' I always put those certain incentives on myself. So I ain't never really did nothin' crazy other than something like that." The only question is, would DeRozan do it again?

I say this to this day. When I see pictures from that day, I'm not doing that sh*t again.

DeMar DeRozan, Knuckleheads

Another $81 million he's bound to receive from his 3-year deal with the Bulls might change his mind. For a guy who will push his career earnings way over $200 million, spending tens of thousands of dollars on a single trip doesn't sound like too big a hassle.

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