Guilty Pleasures

Gilbert Arenas Selling Mansion Along with Super-Sexy Grotto

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 28:  Gilbert Arenas #1 of the Orlando Magic against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 28, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 25, 2012

You, too, can live like an NBA superstar. It will just take roughly $3.5 million and your ability to overlook that sketchy grotto in the back. 

Barry Petchesky of Deadspin spotted a listing over at Long & Foster Real Estate attributed to a Gilbert J. Arenas Jr

Arenas has fallen on hard times. There is no telling if he will ever convince an NBA general manager to take a chance on him again. 

With that, he is apparently selling his 13,000-square-foot Washington, D.C. mansion and asking a cool $3.5 million for it. 

This includes a grotto that is no doubt adorned with some very steamy memories. 

Deadspin recalls a Washington Post report on the early days of the swimming pool and grotto—a million-dollar expenditure. 

A man far wiser than I once remarked, "Things I wouldn't want to pay millions of dollars for: Gilbert Arenas' grotto."

I have to agree. 

Shady, shady things no doubt went down in the grotto that includes "hot tub, bar, fish tank, entertainment system, and water slide," via Deadspin

Let me say straight out that a grotto may be a fine addition to any backyard. I just don't want a hand-me-down edition. 

Something tells me you may want to hose her down for a week, and please wear some flip-flops like a decent human being. 

If you care, the house itself also boasts nine fireplaces. Making this mansion more ridiculous than Gilbert Arenas' career ever was. 


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