Slam Dunks and Air Balls: 7 NBA-Linked Real Estate Deals
With the Finals underway, the 2013-2014 NBA season is officially drawing to a close. Teams on the East and West are duking it out for a chance to win their respective conference and enter the Championship game. The teams don’t always have home-field advantage in their pursuit of the title, and in the world of real estate, the players’ homes aren’t always a bankable advantage when it comes time to sell. Just in time for the finals, check out these 7 NBA-linked listings from Realtor.com to find out who found nothing but net and who has been fouled in the real estate market this year.
1. Blake Griffin
Hopefully for the Clippers’ Blake Griffin, real estate success will go hand-in-hand with basketball glory. Griffin recently scored a Pacific Palisades property for $9 million. His neighbors in this swank zip code include other NBA notables like Chris Bosh. So what did Griffin get for his money? On his three acres of land sit the 9,100 square-foot house, a saltwater pool — wired for surround sound and featuring LED lighting — and an outdoor kitchen. Inside the Cape Cod styled house is a gym, three fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and hardwood floors. There are a total of six bedroom suites, and off the master is a spa-like bathroom and walk-in closet. The home theater has stadium seating, and the kitchen is outfitted with gourmet features.