Vlade Divac joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 1989 — just as the “Showtime” era was coming to a close — meaning he never won a championship ring like so many of his famous teammates. In 1996, the 7’1″ center from Yugoslavia was traded by the Lakers to the then-Charlotte Hornets for a guard named…Kobe Bryant. Ouch.
Don’t feel too bad, though: Divac made more than $93 million during the 16 seasons he played in the NBA with the Lakers, Hornets and Kings. He probably used some of that cash to buy the weird-looking modern home in Pacific Palisades that he recently put up for sale at $3.25 million.
If you can afford the price tag, this striking home inside the gated Castellammare neighborhood offers plenty of living space, a private balcony with canyon views and a tiered deck with a Jacuzzi.
The asking price probably doesn’t include the sweet Godfather poster in Vlade’s office, the nice his-and-hers mats in the yoga room or the ability not to get pissed off when visitors keep inquiring if your $3 million home used to be a gas station.
Highlights of Vlade Divac’s Pacific Palisades House:
• Ocean and mountain views
• Angled skylights for natural lighting
• 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 1 half-baths
• 8.1 miles to Silver Reign gentlemen’s club
• 5 miles from Whole Foods