Jamal Crawford, the Los Angeles Clippers guard and the NBA’s reigning sixth man of the year, has sold his longtime home in Maple Valley, Wash., to Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks' all-pro defensive back, for $2.31 million.
The Mediterranean-style home, built in 2004, sits behind wrought-iron gates on nearly five acres with a 9,435-square-foot main residence, a basketball court with lighting, rolling green lawns, walking paths and a pond.
Inside, the three-story floor plan features vaulted living spaces, custom molding, Tuscan columns and a pair of towering stone fireplaces. A gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar, a game room, a media room with a wet bar, and an indoor pool and spa are among its features.
Crawford, 34, became the oldest player to win the sixth man award when he did so last season, leading NBA reserves in scoring with an average of 18.6 ppg. He previously won the award while a member of the Atlanta Hawks in 2010.
Sherman, 26, was an integral part of Seattle’s championship run in 2013, particularly in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers and during the 43-8 Super Bowl rout over the Broncos. This offseason, he agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks that, at $57.4 million, makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
The sale, first reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, closed June 6 with Crawford taking a significant loss on the deal. Records show that the veteran scoring guard purchased the home in April 2006 for $3.231 million -- $921,000 more than what Sherman ultimately paid for the property. Crawford, who starred at Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School prior to attending Michigan, owns a number of additional properties in the area.
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