David Foster, a 7-foot-3 center, can fit inside a Mini Cooper. Trust him on this.
He knows every one of the few cars he can comfortably drive. He sat in the new Audi A8 L at an auto show in November, his two young boys crawled over the leather seats and he and his wife pictured a bigger family inside the spacious vehicle.
But they aren’t shopping for new cars. Instead, they share a Hyundai Sonata they call their “commuter car,” good on miles and perfect for a basketball career that could end any moment.
Foster, 28, is a rim-protecting center for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers’ NBA Development League affiliate. He wasn’t drafted out of Utah, has never played in the...