If you're making $21 million dollars in the coming fiscal year, here is my recommendation: get an accountant. This works well because not only do you have a lot of money, but you can easily afford one! Stephon Marbury would do well to heed this advice, considering there's a rumor that he just dropped $45 million on a brand new private jet. (P-Diddy quotes included for hilarity only.)
MAYBE Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury should have consulted Sean Combs before he bought himself a private jet. Marbury - in the last year of his Knicks contract, which will pay him another $21 million - is said to have plunked down about $45 million for the aircraft. But Combs, who already owns a jet, isn't using it because fuel costs have skyrocketed. The hip-hop mogul explains on Diddy Blog No. 12, which he videotaped in an airline terminal before boarding a commercial flight, "Gas prices are too mother[bleep]ing high," Combs says, wearing an off-kilter Yankees cap. "I've been flying back and forth to LA pursuing my acting career. If I fly back and forth twice a month, that's like $250,000 round trip. [Bleep] that! I'm back on American Airlines now . . . and I'm in coach!"I'd find this whole thing believable where it not for the part about P-Diddy claiming to fly coach. Wait ... what's that? Diddy's blog is a video??? Let's go to the tape (NSFW if your loser co-workers are opposed to F-bombs):
Mucho gusto to Ryan Wilson for the video. Well, I think my work here is done. If Diddy is doing a blog about jet prices and is indeed dropping f-bombs about flying in coach then I think it's pretty obvious that Starbury just spent 45 million dollars on a private jet. Thanks, Page Six!
(No, seriously, you don't need me to explain to you how this is a bad idea if it's true, do you? Because that would almost be worse than the actual purchase of the jet.)