Clippers' Chris Paul Buys Avril Lavigne's Bell Air Mansion

Amber LeeSports Lists Lead WriterJanuary 20, 2012

PLAYA VISTA, CA - DECEMBER 15:  Chris Paul smiles at a press conference introducing him as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers on December 15, 2011 at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Clippers super-stud point guard Chris Paul has figured out how to spend some of the $68 million Donald Sterling is paying him. Life is pretty good for CP3 these days.  

According to TMZ, Paul plunked down a cool $8.5 mil. on a Bel Air mansion that was previously owned by poptart Avril Lavigne and her ex-husband Deryck Whibley, frontman for the band Sum 41. Lavigne and her Sk8erBoi divorced in 2009—why'd he have to go and make things so complicated? 

Considering nobody has heard from Lavigne in about a decade, taking this ridiculously over-sized domicile off her hands could probably be classified as charity, for tax purposes.  

The eight-bedroom, 10.5 bathroom mansion is Mediterranean-style with a 10-car garage. Also included on the property is a gym with a sauna, a wine cellar, an outdoor living room and kitchen with a barbecue, a swimming pool and a jacuzzi. 

The garage is key because he's living in Los Angeles now; which means he is going to need a collection of baller rides if he doesn't want people clowning on him behind his back. 

The 12,000 square foot property is nothing short of a spectacle. Before being purchased by Lavigne, Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and his ex Shanna Moakler lived there while filming their MTV reality show Meet the Barkers

It makes sense that Paul would buy this big-time mansion, given that he and his Clippers are suddenly, and for the first time ever, the big-time attraction in Los Angeles.