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NBA legend Abdul-Jabbar’s stunning ex-Beverly Hills home up for sale

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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s stunning former home is on the market for $12.5million – complete with an indoor sports court, spa and steam room.

The property features an outdoor pool, plenty of natural light, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and incredible views overlooking the city lights and ocean vistas of Beverly Hills in California, US.

With a little more than 6,300 square feet of renovated living space, the luxury home boasts soaring ceilings and vast walls of glass.

Records show the legendary Lakers basketball center bought the house in the early 1990s and lived there until the summer of 2001, as reported by Need To Know.

It’s now being sold by tech magnate Jim Demetriades, the founder and chief executive officer of Kairos Ventures, and his wife Nancy, who purchased the home in 2006.

The former mansion of NBA icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been put up for sale in Hollywood
The property, built in 1956, has a sunken living room, with a particularly eye-catching fireplace
The rear of the property features a swimming pool and a stunning view of Los Angeles
Abdul-Jabbar lived in the property shortly after he retired from the Los Angeles Lakers

The property, built in 1956, has a sunken living room accented by a wet bar and a particularly eye-catching fireplace, as well as an office and a library loft.

A formal dining room rests beneath a striking chandelier, while the updated kitchen is outfitted with an eat-in island, top-tier stainless appliances and an accompanying breakfast nook that opens to a courtyard warmed by a firepit.

Elsewhere in the house is a primary suite that comes complete with a seating area, a private patio and a luxe bath equipped with a spa tub and a glass-encased shower.

Outdoors, the grounds host a swimming pool and numerous spots ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining.

The glass windows at the rear of the property allow plenty of natural light into the living room
The property, set at the end of a long driveway, will set any prospective buyer back $12.5m
Inside the house, there is also a basketball hoop, and an area for the owners to play squash
One of the four bedrooms in the house enjoys a brilliant view of the surrounding landscape
There is a hedge for privacy near the swimming pool at the back of the house in Beverly Hills
A formal dining room rests beneath a striking chandelier, with another seating area nearby

There’s also a motor court and a four-car garage on the premises.

Abdul-Jabbar retired in 1989 and was enjoying the early years of his retirement when he bought the LA mansion.

He spent some time away in 1998 and 1999 when he became an assistant coach at a high school in Arizona, before heading back to LA to work as a Clippers assistant briefly in 2000.

After Abdul-Jabbar sold the house in 2001, he became the Oklahoma Storm assistant coach in 2002, before spending a more prolonged period as Lakers assistant from 2005 to 2011. 

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