Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Cybertruck at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Syndication: USA TODAY

The Tesla Cybertruck might be the laughingstock of the automotive world, but that doesn’t mean famous athletes still don’t want to get their hands on one.

Marred by a massive recall and various reports of issues and problems, the Cybertruck has quickly become something that people point and laugh at when they see it on the street instead of how it was intended to be seen.

However, that hasn’t stopped famous people and athletes from wanting to get their hands on one. That almost led to San Francisco 49ers rookie Ji’Ayir Brown paying an ungodly sum of money for one of them until a financial advisor stepped in and told him not to.

During a recent episode of Nightcap, host Shannon Sharpe shared that story with co-host Chad Johnson. And despite all of the issues, Johnson used the opportunity to plead with Tesla and X owner Elon Musk for a Cybertruck.

I don’t know who he called, but I want to thank that person to make sure that he didn’t make that purchase for that vehicle that was marked up way too much. The problem is there’s a waiting list at Tesla. So there are other car dealerships that have them, and what they’re doing is they’re just marking the truck up because of supply and demand and understanding that there are people that have the money, and they will spend it just to say, I got a Cybertruck before everybody else.

“Elon Musk, I know you’re going to see this. Send your boy a Cybertruck, please. I’ll put a Cybertruck as my avi on X. I’m not going to buy it, man.”

The U.S. government is currently looking into Tesla over concerns with their vehicles, the company’s stock price has nose-dived in the last year, and they just did a round of massive layoffs. So, things are going great over there…


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