Forget the fame and talent, the best part about being John Wall has to be his new mansion.
The Washington Post's The Reliable Source reports that the Washington Wizards guard plunked down a cool $4.9 million for a Potomac, Md., house that features everything you want in a home: indoor basketball court, gym, theater, huge kitchen and more.
Beginning in the 2014-15 season, Wall will start the first year of his five-year, $80 million contract. When you see some of the pictures of this mansion and read the specifics, you will agree he is spending wisely. From the Post:
When Wall inked his new deal, he said he was looking for a place that could comfortably accommodate his mom, siblings and other guests visiting Washington. We’ve learned that he settled on an eight bedroom, 12 bath, 17,350 sq. ft. mansion just outside the Beltway and closed two weeks ago.
The Washington Post article didn't include photos, but Busted Coverage managed to get their hands on some stunning images that have us confident that Wall will be able to host friends and family without much trouble:
There is even an indoor court with at least three backboards:
Wall will hopefully stay fit in the offseason with a convenient gym on the grounds:
The gym seems to be right next to a game room where you can skip out on some reps to get in much-needed ping pong sessions:
As for the particulars, The Washington Post article provides the details:
Six-car garage, home theater, pool, hot tub with waterfall, outdoor grill and cabana, fitness room, steam room, tennis court, putting green, volleyball court and — in case he wants to bring his work home — an indoor basketball court.
If you are keeping score, Wall can work on his golf game and then take a relaxing dip in the pool right before binge-watching shows in his own theater.
Where was this house when we were all having sleepovers as kids? It has every amenity you can think of. We even spot a popcorn maker right next to the billiard room:
We have seen a healthy amount of athletes' homes, but rarely do we see one filled with so many possibilities. There's just so much room for activities.
Of course, $5 million is a lot of money, but it's a steal when you can nearly host the entire Summer Olympics at your pad.
If you need to find Wall, he will be kicking up his feet in the NBA's most amazing home.
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