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Robert Swift was a former first-round draft pick of the Seattle SuperSonics. It was a shortlived career, as it ended after only four seasons, all in which he played sparingly. He purchased a house in Seattle a year after being drafted by the now Oklahoma City Thunder, and it became a cesspool as he ran out of money and was unable to pay the mortgage on it. The bank foreclosed on the house, but he would not leave it until this past weekend. Once he left, it was discovered just how disgusting it had become.
“The first thing you get when you walk in the door is kind of whiff of whatever is festering in here,” said Jessica Ko-Dalzell. She and her husband Eric now own a mansion on a hill Sammamish.
Animal feces clogs the deck. Walls are punched out on different levels of the house. One even has an autograph. Pizza boxes and beer bottles stack in piles on the kitchen granite.
Multiple guns were seen in the home. Some appear to be air guns, but live ammo was also found. Dalzell said a handgun was found inside.
It sounds like a pretty sad story. The 7'1" Swift was drafted out of high school at age 19. He was on his own at a very young age, and since his career didn’t pan out, it appears that the 27-year-old has led a life of self-destruction.
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