Paul George and DeAndre Jordan now have a lot more in common.
Less than two months after George was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, he paid $16 million for Jordan’s former Pacific Palisades home, according to Variety. Jordan spent 10 seasons with the Clippers.
The seller was Curtis Macnguyen, a hedge fund manager, who had acquired the home from Jordan.
George, a six-time NBA all-star whose nickname is “PG-13,” also owns a home in the Hidden Hills. He paid $7.4 million for the 16,000-square-foot pad in 2016.
Spanning 10,000 square feet, the home features seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. There’s also a swimming pool, temperature-controlled wine cellar, elevator, putting green and of course, half-court basketball court.
Developer Ramtin Ray Nosrati built the property on Amalfi Drive in late 2014. Jordan, who now plays for the Brooklyn Nets, bought the pad for $12.7 million roughly a year later. He then sold it to Macnguyen for $1 million less than what he paid.
The property is about nine miles from the future home of the Clippers in Inglewood.
Steve Ballmer, who owns the team, is in the midst of securing final approvals to build a 900,000-square-foot stadium that will hold all of the team’s operations under one roof. As of now, they play in the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles but practice in Playa Vista. [Variety] — Natalie Hoberman