Dodgers star Mookie Betts has purchased a mansion that was formerly owned by one of the city’s most embarrassing sports figures. Oops!
Thank goodness the Dodgers were able to secure a ring in 2020 and end a 32-year drought, because we don’t like the juju in Mookie Betts’ new mansion.
Betts took his long-term security and went shopping this offseason, and he purchased himself a beaut, putting the down payment on a $7.6 million mansion in Encino, CA. The only problem with the new digs? They used to belong to UCLA head coach Chip Kelly.
Let’s not and say we did!
Perhaps Betts will see his speed increase in 2020 from running the hurry-up? That’s the only real benefit we see here.
Also, why is Kelly ditching his mansion? At publication, the man is still the head coach of the UCLA Bruins. Is he expecting the grim reaper’s call around bowl season? Probably wise to get out ahead of things and downsize.
Equally worrisome? The house is down the street from Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson, which means a Khloe Kardashian visit is always a possibility. We’re going to need that family to stay away from any of Betts’ future charity bowling excursions, thank you very much.
According to the real estate listing, Betts now holds dominion over nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, as well as over 9,300 square feet of living space in it. Say it with me: That’s way too much space for Chip Kelly!
But at least he can place a Gold Glove in every other bathroom now.
We’re excited about the much-needed upgrade for one of the golden children of Los Angeles sports, who is now on par with King James in terms of living quarters and on-field impact.
Now, if we could just get an update on where Kelly’s living these days, that might clarify things a bit. Back to Philly, maybe?