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NBA Star Chris Paul

Future with Clippers

Tied to House Deed?

7/16/2012 2:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0713_chris_paul_mansionNow that Blake Griffin has signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, the fate of the franchise rests on whether or not Chris Paul does the same next summer ... and TMZ may have uncovered a clue in the deed to his new home.

As TMZ first reported, Paul picked up a sweet Bel Air mansion that boasts 8 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms ... and used to belong to Avril Lavigne.

Paul paid $8.5 million for the house ... but according to the deed, he put a down payment of $3.5 million. The standard down payment on a house like that is usually around 30% of the total price, but Chris' payment represents 44% ... a pretty decent sign he plans to keep the house for some time.

Or at least that's what Clippers fans hope.

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1.

James    

This is seriously one of the dumbest stories I've ever seen.

739 days ago
2.

gamepro    

basketball became less interesting to me when micheal jordan and shaq stopped playing they were the best imo

739 days ago
3.

DopeLikeCoke    

Just pay cash for it. Smh.

739 days ago
4.

GrtSm    

So he couldn't just:

1- Re-sell the house, and get his 44% back
2- Keep the house, but play in a different city

???

739 days ago
5.

Smokie    

WHO????????????????

739 days ago
6.

Oh A 💛💋    

Nobody gives a damn about this mother ****er ! The clippers suck ! THe NBA is ****en rig now ! I want my pure true good old basketball back !

739 days ago
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Oval Beach    

I'm guessing due to the fact that Avril Lavigne used to own the place, there will be some serious fumigation costs added to the sale of the house. Good for him.

738 days ago

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