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8 Most Extravagant Homes of Professional Athletes

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The lifestyles of the rich and famous was a terrible TV show. But people have always been fascinated by rich people, athletes especially. Perhaps it’s because people like reading and seeing how the more talented amongst us live. Of course, there is also the disbelief factor both for sheer size of their lifestyles but also the cost.

“You spent how much on a mansion?” is a question we’ve all probably asked when reading about an athlete’s house. Some of these are truly extravagant, almost ostentatious, and all of them are big. Today we’re going to look at the 8 most extravagant homes of professional athletes.

Kobe Bryant

For a guy who didn’t finish college, Kobe Bryant has done okay for himself. He has himself some rings, has been talked about alongside some of the greatest basketball players of all time, and has a killer mansion that he can call home. Now that he’s retired, he’ll be spending a lot more time at home.

Coming in at nearly 20,000 square feet, and boasting its own shark tank and hair salon, the home is the definition of excess. The home is now worth nearly $9 million, an increase of 900% from its original purchase price when Kobe Bryant bought it. Looks like he is quite the entrepreneur with that kind of investment idea. Wonder how his stock portfolio is looking.

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