Blake Griffin Says Farewell to LA


Pro basketball player Blake Griffin has listed his home for sale in The Riviera, according to Variety Magazine. After being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons, the 29-year old is selling the six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom mansion.

The classic, all-white home features a double-height entrance, curved staircase, outdoor kitchen and home theater, and is listed for just under $12 million.

Griffin, who signed a $140 million contract in Detroit, moved to Los Angeles after being the first overall pick for the LA Clippers and purchased The Riviera palace around five years ago for close to $9 million.

“Every imaginable space, amenity and comfort for today’s lifestyle,” the listing boasted.

The 9,100-square-foot home is designed with an “exceptional” cook’s kitchen and adjacent family room, which opens through pocket glass doors to entertaining patios and lawn.

The home also features a subterranean level, decked out with an en-suite bedroom for guests or staff.

The 14,685-square-foot lot includes a gym and saltwater swimming pool with multicolored LED lighting systems, as well as a basketball court that could be enough to convince Lebron James (the new king of LA) to leave his Brentwood home behind and become ruler of the Palisades.

Representing the home is David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Griffin was recently reportedly ordered to pay $258,000 a month in child support as the result of a paternity case in Los Angeles Superior Court.