Vin Baker, who played for a handful of teams during his 14-year NBA career, is the latest addition to the growing list of athletes and entertainment stars falling victim to the national housing crisis.
From the Hartford Courant:
The Durham house that was owned by former NBA basketball player Vin Baker, a six-bedroom, 9,300-square-foot Georgian brick colonial on a 12-acre parcel, has been auctioned at a foreclosure sale.The property, which features a two-lane bowling alley, basketball court, guest house and pool, was bought June 28 by U.S. Bank for $2.5 million, said Daniel B. Ryan, a Middletown attorney responsible for conducting the sale. U.S. Bank holds two mortgages on the property, Ryan said.
That $2.5 million price tag is a tough one to swallow. The home—which had been up for sale for more than two years—was originally listed at nearly $6 million, the Hartford Courant reported. (I mean seriously, who wants a bowling alley with only two lanes?)
Other stars feeling the housing pain: