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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka lists Newport Beach retreat for $3.95 million

A view of the front exterior of the two-story home.
The 3,500-square-foot custom-built home is in Newport Beach’s Port Streets community.
(Vincent Ivicevic)

The NBA trade deadline has passed, but Lakers GM Rob Pelinka is trying to cut a deal of his own in Newport Beach. He just listed his custom home of over a decade for $3.95 million.

Pelinka, who worked as an NBA agent before joining the Lakers in 2017, paid $2 million for the property in 2009, records show. It’s a few miles from the Newport Coast home of the late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, a longtime client of Pelinka.

He made some aesthetic changes during his stay, turning the tan exterior white and adding modern lighting fixtures in living spaces where features include distressed beams, limestone fireplaces, wrought-iron accents and floors of stone and pecan wood.

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Throughout the main level, French doors open to outdoor spaces such as a landscaped courtyard, a covered patio with a fireplace, and a turf yard with a dining area. Upstairs, the primary suite expands to a private balcony. It’s one of five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in 3,500 square feet.

The home enjoys a cozy, landscaped lot in the Port Streets community at Harbor View, a neighborhood about two miles from the ocean.

Pelinka, 51, played college basketball at Michigan, where he won an NCAA championship in 1989 before founding Landmark Sports Agency and representing players such as Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, James Harden and Andre Iguodala. In 2017, he inked a five-year deal to join the Lakers as general manager, and he also serves as the team’s vice president of basketball operations.

Heather Kidder of Arbor Real Estate holds the listing.


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