Kobe Bryant Californian mansion sells for a record price

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Kobe Bryant Californian McMansion Sells for a Record Price


It was no slam dunk, but after four price drops and two years on the market, Kobe Bryant just set a price record with the sale of his California mansion. In fact, Bryant broke the previous record by over a million bucks, adding to his already impressive career.

The Los Angeles Lakers guard sold his home, complete with a shark tank, and other cool features for 6.1 million dollars.

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ST HELENA, CA - APRIL 29: Kobe Bryant attends the Hublot celebration of their new timepiece in the wine cellar at Napa Valley Reserve on April 29, 2015 in St Helena, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Hublot)
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant waves to Detroit Pistons' Jodie Meeks as he leaves the court after the second half of an NBA Basketball game, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 93-85. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives against New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. Bryant came the closest to Wilt Chamberlain 100 in January 2006 with 81 points. The Los Angeles Lakers star scored 55 points after halftime, racking up 27 points on 11-for-15 shooting in the third quarter and 28 more in the fourth. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant warms up before an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs his right shoulder during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on January 21, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers injures his right shoulder during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on January 21, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers injures his right shoulder during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on January 21, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Kobe Bryant seen at LAX on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a game against the Phoenix Suns on October 21, 2014 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by P.J. Tucker #17 of the Phoenix Suns in the second half at Honda Center on October 21, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Suns defeated the Lakers in overtime 114-108. 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 Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers runs up court during a game against the Phoenix Suns on October 21, 2014 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: P.J. Tucker #17 of the Phoenix Suns handles the basketball against Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers on October 21, 2014 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a game against the Phoenix Suns on October 21, 2014 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the basketball during a game against the Phoenix Suns on October 21, 2014 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over P.J. Tucker #17 of the Phoenix Suns in the second half at Honda Center on October 21, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Suns defeated the Lakers in overtime 114-108. 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 Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the basketball against Zoran Dragic #10 of the Phoenix Suns on October 21, 2014 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the basketball during a game against the Phoenix Suns on October 21, 2014 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the basketball against P.J. Tucker #17 of the Phoenix Suns on October 21, 2014 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Take a peek inside and see why it's worth so much! The 87-hundred square foot home was initially listed at 8.5 million in 2013, but ended up fetching 6.1 and some change. MLS records show it's the most ever paid for a home in the Newport Coast enclave.

So what justified the price tag? Perhaps it was the home theater? Or the pool are with unobstructed views of all of Newport Coast? Or the 850 square foot gym. There's a hair salon, outdoor kitchen, four bedrooms and 5 and a half baths. And maybe letting go of his mansion will help him ride off into the sunset, as Bryant himself reportedly told the L.A. Lakers' general manager, next season will be his last.
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