Ben Simmons has reached the “put up home on the market” section of his marketing campaign to get out of Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia 76ers level guard’s house landed on a variety of public actual property web sites, together with Zillow and Trulia, on Tuesday, per NBA Philadelphia. The New Jersey mansion, positioned a mere 23 miles from the Sixers’ Wells Fargo Middle, has an asking value of $5 million.
The house itemizing is hardly affirmation that Simmons is hellbent on leaving the Sixers group. He made that greater than clear with leaks that he never wants to play for the team again and a holdout that lasted for much of training camp, which solely ended after the Sixers started withholding his $33 million salary.
Issues as soon as once more got here to a head this week, when Simmons decided to practice with his phone in his pocket, which resulted in him getting thrown out of practice and suspended one game.
Getting his home bought will not expedite Simmons’ exit — he’ll both want the Sixers to decrease their asking value or a crew to pony up huge for that — however it’s yet another brushstroke in an unpleasant image for the participant and crew.
Ben Simmons’ $5 million home options champagne room, recreation room, 1 basketball hoop
In case you’re questioning what sort of home a professional basketball participant buys in his early 20s, the general public nature of Simmons’ itemizing supplies a window.
Among the many facilities listed within the five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 10,477-square-foot home are a double-island kitchen, formal eating room with wine wall, walk-in pantry, one thing described as playroom/second workplace/canine room, film room that includes a fish tank, three-car storage, loads of out of doors house and a major bed room with moist bar, hearth, non-public terrace and en suite toilet.
So far as we are able to inform from the 73 pictures included with the itemizing, there may be one basketball hoop on the complete property. You possibly can see it in the suitable edge on the finish of driveway, with few different facilities.
This is what a few of the inside appears to be like like, with lounge and kitchen.
The humorous half about this itemizing is that there’s little indication this home really belongs to Simmons or any movie star … till you scroll right down to the tip of pictures and see how a part of the basement is adorned.
There’s even a customized neon signal studying “Simmo the Savage!”, the participant’s gamertag since he was a teenager.
Right here is the compulsory gaming room, with a number of gaming setups.
And what we are able to solely assume is a champagne room, or what the itemizing calls a “ventilated lounge.”
In case you’re questioning how Simmons may probably give this all up, bear in mind that he purchased a $17.5 million house in Los Angeles earlier this year. NBA stars, they are not like us.