Russell Westbrook has joined fellow NBA superstar LeBron James in Brentwood, buying a newly built home in the Westside community for $19.75 million in a deal consummated off-market, records show.
The multi-level house, designed by architect Ken Ungar, sits on a leafy corner lot where actor Anthony LaPaglia previously lived. LaPaglia sold the property, which previously centered on a 1941 Traditional-style residence of about 5,200 square feet, two years ago for $8.2 million, public records show. The new home was completed this year.
Westbrook, 29, has a long history in Los Angeles, having attended UCLA and before that Leuzinger High School in Lawndale.
The dynamic point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder is a seven-time all-star and the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player. He has averaged a triple-double in points, rebounds and assists in each of the last two seasons, including a 2016-17 campaign in which he led the league in scoring.
The purchase, made through a limited liability company, isn’t Westbrook’s first foray into L.A.’s Westside. Three years ago he made a splash in Beverly Crest, buying a renovated and expanded home from reality TV personality Scott Disick for $4.65 million.