These are not your ordinary garage basketball hoops.
Over-the-top homes are common among big name professional athletes, as massive contracts, competition and ego have produced awe-inducing purchases. So it should come as no surprise that the homes also include outsized amenities catering to their owners' respective professions.
Olympic gold medal diver Greg Louganis' Malibu property had a pool, of course, but it certainly wasn't garden variety. The home, which he sold this year, featured a custom swimming pool and spa with a diving platform personalized for the diving champion. The Olympic rings insignia, set off by blue tiling, added a distinctive finish to the bottom of the pool.
Some athletes resort to unconventional means to keep their sport close to home.
Built along a hillside in Hollywood Hills West,
Other athletes opt to stay away from their sports — at least at home.
During an expansion of his Hawaii home in 1989,
For former Dodgers third baseman
For athletes who can afford them, sports-related amenities provide convenience, particularly when it comes to training.
L.A. Galaxy star Landon Donovan would have been hard-pressed to squeeze a practice area onto his former property in Manhattan Beach; however, the Tree Section residence featured several sports-related perks in a secondary structure. Among them was a gym, a massage room and a cold plunge — all requisite tools for the post-training regimen.