Mychal Thompson

Record sale for Kobe Bryant in Newport Coast

Record sale for Kobe Bryant in Newport Coast

Kobe Bryant is finding new ways to add records to his storied career. The Los Angeles Lakers guard sold his home in the Pelican Ridge area for $6,116,500 on Friday, according to the Multiple Listing Service, the highest price ever paid for a home in the Newport Coast enclave. The sale bests the previous high-water mark set by an 8,000-square-foot home that sold for $4.78 million in 2013. Bryant, who owns other property in the area, originally asked as much as $8.599 million for the 8,741-square home in 2013. More recently, it was priced at $6.45 million. Built in Mediterranean style in 1997, the house was recently renovated and expanded and has walnut floors, limestone, stone pillars...