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Kobe Bryant, wife list OC house for sale

Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, list Newport Coast house for sale.

Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, have put a house on the market in Newport Coast for $8.599 million.


Set on a half-acre and built in 1997, the Mediterranean-style home is set behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac. The listing states all remodeling was done by "current owners."


The home features an 850-square-foot gym, a hair salon, a paneled office/library with a shark tank, a theater, four bedrooms and seven bathrooms in the two-story house. The grounds include a swimming pool and spa, lawn, a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen.


Bryant, 34, is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. The Olympic gold medalist and five-time NBA champion started his pro career with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996. He is the all-time leading scorer in the team's history.


The property last sold for $1.7 million in 1997, public records show. They own other real estate in the area.


Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates is the listing agent.


-- Lauren Beale