Kobe Bryant can afford a $300k Ferrari … but for some reason, the NBA star

hasn’t sprung for a hands-free device for his cell phone.

Bryant was cruising down the 405 Freeway yesterday … steering through traffic

while yakking away on his hand-held cell phone … a major no-no in the state of


In fact, Kobe’s lucky he wasn’t spotted by the CHP — ’cause a talking-while-driving

ticket usually runs around $159 for the first offense … and $279 for subsequent violations.

We’re sure he can afford the ticket … but you can’t put a price on safety.





via: tmz