Kobe Bryant Selling OC House and Complementary Shark Tank for $8.6 Million

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 20, 2013

Photo Credit: Redfin.com
Photo Credit: Redfin.com

Kobe Bryant is taking time away from defying gravity to sell his beautiful Newport Beach home for the bargain-basement price of $8.599 million. 

Granted, that might be roughly $8.6 million more than we currently have, but Busted Coverage's Joe Kinsey spotted some images over at the Redfin posting that will make daydreaming all the easier:

This is the kind of backyard truly befitting an NBA champion. Thankfully, you don't need the kind of championship hardware the Black Mamba has, just a similar bank account. 

The listing states this has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and three half-baths, quelling any fear that you will ever again have to wait to use the restroom.

Of course, the best part is the amenities listed in the Redfin posting:

Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, with complete privacy, the two story floor plan spans approx. 8500 sq ft. Interior attributes include all new 850 sq ft gym, hair salon, and a large paneled office/library with a shark tank. In addition, there is a dramatic master suite with sitting room, large marble bathroom and a newly added tremendous finished walk in closet. In addition there is a newly built separate staircase leading to the all new state of the art theater, lobby and wet bar.

Some of you lucky folks are posh enough to have your own library. But it's rare to have a library along with a shark tank, giving Bryant the ability to read while also feeling like a James Bond villain. 

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If that weren't enough, you also get a pool, fire pit, outdoor kitchen and what is described as a BBQ center. You almost never have to go into the house. 

It seems Bryant is just trying to get rid of some property. As the Los Angeles Times' Lauren Beale reports, Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, own other homes in the area. 

Beale also notes this particular house was built back in 1997 and sold at the time for $1.7 million. There is no mention if Bryant was the initial buyer. If so, he is making a nice chunk of change off the sale. 

Of course, we are assuming he gets what he is asking. When you have a shark tank in the house, it's a pretty safe assumption. 

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