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Robert Swift no longer owns his house, but that doesn’t mean he’s moving out.
The Seattle Sonics draft bust lost his house to foreclosure last summer, and refuses to leave, according to KOMO News. The bank has sold the house to a new owner, who can’t get Swift out.
Swift was the No. 12 overall pick in 2004 out of high school. He spent four seasons in the league with the Sonics and Oklahoma City Thunder. The 27-year-old made $20 million during his career and purchased the house for $1.35 million in 2006.
The house has fallen into disrepair with empty beer cans littering the front yard. It also has cars sitting in the driveway that appear they haven’t been driven in some time.
The house has four beds and 4 1/2 baths. It was built in 2000 and sits on approximately 6,240 square feet.
Swift has until the end of the month before police remove him by force. KOMO news of Seattle tried to speak to Swift, but a woman answered the door claiming to be his girlfriend said he was asleep after taking some pills.
After being taken 12th overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2004, the promising career of Robert Swift didn't pan out in the NBA. He played sparingly in parts of four seasons with the franchise before bailing on an NBDL assignment with the Bakersfield Jam in 2009. He then spent one year with the Tokyo Apache in Japan before finally brushing his professional basketball exploits...
I am sort of confused by this.
When you don’t own a house anymore, normally the sheriff can physically remove you from the premises. Maybe it is different for former 1st round NBA draft busts?
Deadspin tells the story of Robert Swift who refuses to leave a house that he no longer owns.
Robert Swift, taken 12th overall by Seattle in 2004.
KOMO News in Seattle reports Swift’s...
Former Seattle SuperSonics draft bust Robert Swift is creating a disturbance by refusing to leave his home which sold last month.
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