You ever see the multi-million dollar price tag on some of those enormous mansions and wonder who in the world can afford them? Well fittingly, one $8.5 million mansion in LA is going from one entertainer to another.
LA Clippers point guard Chris Paul is purchasing singer Avril Lavigne’s mansion in the gated Bel Air Crest community according to TMZ. This is notable not just because the mansion is changing hands from a singer to sports star, but also because of what it tells us about Paul’s future in LA.
Paul was traded to the Clippers in December and is only guaranteed to remain with the team this season (though he has said he will pick up his option for next season). After that, he becomes a free agent. If he’s decided to buy a home in LA instead of renting, it shows he may plan on living in the city for a long time, which is great news for Clippers fans.
As for details on the sick pad, it’s 12,184 square feet and it features 8 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar, 10-car garage, gym, sauna and a covered outdoor living room.
Oh, and by the way Chris, I have some friends who play a weekly game at the basketball court on the premises. If you’re not busy on Tuesday nights, I’m sure they could use an extra point guard.
Here are pictures of the mansion: