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Clippers Star Chris Paul

Buying SICK Bel Air Mansion

from Avril Lavigne

1/19/2012 4:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Los Angeles Clippers
star Chris Paul is planning to stay in town a while ... 'cause he's about to drop $8.5 MILLION on a sick Bel Air mansion that he's buying from Avril Lavigne ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... Paul fell in love with the 12,184 square foot place, which Avril originally listed for $9.5 mil and decided he had to make a move.

The mansion -- located in a hoity-toity private community called Bel Air Crest -- includes 8 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar, 10-car garage, gym, sauna and a covered outdoor living room.

We're told the real estate agents who engineered the deal are Jade Mills and Zach Quittman from Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills who reps Avril, and, Ikem Chukumerije from SportsRelocation.com, who reps Chris.

Before Avril moved in ... Travis Barker lived in the place with his ex Shanna Moakler ... and it was even featured on their MTV reality show "Meet the Barkers."

As for Paul, dude is in year 3 of a 4-year $68,000,000 contract ... so, he can afford it.

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16.

Gary    

I wonder when TMZ will pull this story?...they had Kobes house this afternoon...it has since disappeared from TMZ.....wonder why... Harveys friends the Kardashians make him take it down?

822 days ago
17.

TJ    

Since O.J Simpson confessed to being Khloe's biological father,is it possible that TODD WATERMAN fathered Rob K.??
He(Rob) was conceived about the time of the affair, and they have the same coloring and look alike.TODD WATERMAN is hot!

822 days ago
18.

Cognizant _illiberal    

all you losers say you saw an episode where kim k wanted to by that house , you guys are obsessed with her but knock her how funny

822 days ago
19.

ron    

Give him a few years & the house will be forclosed on because he will be broke like so many black players

822 days ago
20.

karen    

I wonder how much of that he gave to help the homeless, starving people.

822 days ago
21.

karen    

No one is worth that kind of money! No one. This is ridiculous.

822 days ago
22.

kim quesnel    

Im a waitress in Canada and heard you guys saying about people doing things in your food......well honestly....NOT even maybe. Trust me love to but it doest happen. We just lick the straw in your drink hahahhaah

822 days ago
23.

Sportonomics    

Prince of Bel Air!

822 days ago
24.

burner    

I have to laugh when TMZ hypes the $ value of some of these Cali homes. Sure they are great but the cost of those homes hardly compare to dropping $15 Million just for a lot along Point Grey Road in Vancouver, BC

822 days ago
25.

Jay W.     

Good for him.
I'm rolling up my loose change right now while posting

but yeah... good for him.

822 days ago
26.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Ten and a HALF bathrooms? I won't even ask, nevermind...

822 days ago
27.

rita    

How long before Kim K is dating this Chris? She wanted the house, she wants a famous & rich african american athlete. Seems like it would be a another ploy the Kardashians pull off.

822 days ago
28.

CheddarBOB    

WHY do athlete's make this much money there is no reason - Sports club owners, pour money back into the city, youth, good causes any athlete making over 1mill these days is more than most see working 30yrs!

822 days ago
29.

nof    

Best point guard that ever played the game - and it's not even close -

822 days ago
30.

lil harvey    

The rich continue to get richer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

822 days ago
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