Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
As Kobe Bryant is on the road to recovery after tearing his Achilles in April, he is also ready getting to say goodbye to his Newport Beach mansion that he and his wife, Vanessa just put on the market for $8.6 million. The five-time NBA champion’s house features a shark tank in a library — rivaling Gilbert Arenas’ cool factor with indoor sea life — as well as a massive 850-square-foot gym in the two-story home. The house was built in 1997, a year after Bryant began his NBA career with the Lakers, and he and his wife are responsible for all of the remodeling that’s taken place. The extravagant home comes equipped with four bedrooms and seven baths. The superstar has other property in the area, according to the Los Angeles Times, so fear not Lakers fans, the Black Mamba isn’t going anywhere. Click here for photos of Bryant’s home >> Filed under: Los Angeles Lakers, NESN Staff, Photo Gallery, Top Stories
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