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Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 at 2:20 pm  |  27 responses

Kenyon Martin Puts House For Sale (With Pictures)

K-Mart could be ready to check out of Denver.

When the NBA lockout ends—whenever that’ll be—Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin will become an unrestricted free agent. A former No. 1 overall draft pick, Martin’s up-and-down career has been highlighted by several injuries, so it wasn’t a shock the Nuggets declined to give him a contract extension this past season. With his future in Denver in limbo, Martin has gone ahead and posted his house for sale. But because Martin’s pad is under contract, REMAX’s Nick Evancich, the agent handling the listing, has declined to reveal the sale price.

Above are several pictures of Martin’s crib, along with a video-tour of the house. CelebrityDetective.com, which originally shared the photos, claims K-Mart wanted to make $3.2 million on the transaction, while the YouTube video of the property lists $2.6 million in the description and $2.4 million in the actual title. So, yeah, no one knows how much the asking price is. What we do know: Kenyon Martin will be a free agent when the league resumes, and if this is any indication, he may be on his way out of Denver.

(Photos and video courtesy of Denver WestWord)

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    He will lose money on the deal. They always do.

  • Jer dawg

    Bargain in Colorado. Try California real estate! Geez!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Yeah, 3.2 million in Newport will buy you a 4 bedroom house…

  • bike

    Gosh, I don’t see how he could possibly afford a pay cut living in a little shanty like that.

  • Big M.D.W

    crazy friggen giant

  • Kas

    that house is at ca. 3 mill?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Bike
    You really begrudge NBA players their salaries. It’s quite telling.

  • bike

    Allenp

    I begrudge the whole system which includes players, owners, and agents. I guess for me, it comes down to what is the fairest method to judge how much a player deserves. I acknowledge that is easier stated than done. But this buisness of the owners are evil and the players are getting screwed doesn’t exactly add up either. Even if the players cave, which you and I both know will happen, they won’t be standing in soup lines.

  • SikhWitIt

    They won’t be standing in soup lines, but aren’t they entitled to the market value of their labor? The owners, the television and radio broadcast corporations, the concessions industry, the merchandising industry, the league’s own employees, and the host of other stakeholders don’t see a dime without the players putting everything on the line. Is it revolting that arrogant and socially caustic figures like Kobe and LeBron make more than a socially-empowering teacher or policeman might make in a lifetime? Absolutely. But that’s not at issue in the lockout. What’s at issue is player’s getting what is fairly their piece of the pie. We see the same problem of entitled ownership playing out with Verizon right now. Over the past four years they’ve made $19 billion in profits while compensating its top five executives $250 million in salary and bonuses; and now they have the nerve to ask their employees to sacrifice job security and benefits? The principle, not the end result is what is worth fighting for here.

  • seriousblack

    Yea, bike, damn all those young, predominatly black millionaire players! How dare they take money from those predominantly white BILLIONAIRE owners? The nerve of those guys to accept offered contracts, that couldn’t possibly have been offered had the money not been there. Tell you what, why don’t you accept an unfair paycut, then come back to us and tell us how it feels when your pay is out of proportion with your title and contribution at work. It’s funny how you talk about the players refusing to take a paycut when they’ve repeatedly submitted propsals with salary reductions. It bothers you that these guys are standing their ground while the owners keep pushing for an unfair system? The Nets refused to pay Kenyon Martin money he didn’t deserve. It’s his fault the Nuggets were stupid? Your hate is so ridiculous and baseless that you can’t even submit a decent argument to support it. You’re just a hater. I hope the players hold out all year just so people like you hate more.

  • B-More Mike

    Cosign serious black all day

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I don’t know… It just wouldn’t be America without the rich white guys… Not the America we know and love, anyways. Unacceptable.

  • MikeC.

    Are we arguing that Kenyon Martin shouldn’t be taking a pay cut? Seriously?

  • andre anglais

    you know, I am going to miss NBA ball, but its not the only game in town. players get paid so much because we are willing to pay 40$ for a crappy ticket (or 200$ for a decent ticket) and $10 for a slice of pizza and a pop – its a monster of a system, and it exists because we feed it dollars. I for one am looking forward to the ncaa season; at least theres a system that doesn’t need fixi… oh wait.

  • Jer Boi

    Kenyon is a huge reason the Nuggets have been as good as they have been. hope he doesnt leave

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    lol @ andre anglais. And agreed.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Rent it out to refugees. You could house ten families comfortably in that place, with enough yard space to grow a sustainable permaculture garden. Sell an Escalade and buy a Coaster bus so they can get into town and back for work. Do some good with your money, eh?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Mike C
    I believe Kenyon Martin will be taking a pay cut. But to say “Look at that nice house, you can’t tell me he can’t afford to have less money” while ignoring the fact that the new owner of his team is the 30-year old son of a man who only got out of the NBA because he bought another professional sports franchise and needed to pass along his other big toy, is unacceptable.
    Bike thinks that players make so much money, they can afford to make less. Yet he doesn’t think that owners make so much money, they can afford to make less. The question is, why?
    I wager it’s because he believes owners deserve to get paid because how they got their money jibes with his idea of how America should work. Players got their money in a manner that does not. I think that value system is skewed. Both groups are overpaid, but one group is funneled through an exploitative system and has their entire livelihood riding on a freak knee injury.

  • bike

    When did I say that owners can’t afford to make less? When did I say anything about how America should work? AllenP, you take the position of defending the players and criticizing the owners. That is your prerogative and your opinion. You also seem determined to sway others to your line of thinking. That is also your prerogative. It is my opinion you feel so strongly about this labor dispute that it seriously clouds your perception of what others are saying when it is not in line with your beliefs. Next time you might try asking for clarification before spewing nonsense.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Nah, it’s not nonsense. It’s what you’ve stated regularly. On several posts, you’ve made a point to note that players should take a pay cut. On this post, about Kenyon Martin needing to sell his home because he’s a free agent, you made a comment about him being able to take a pay cut. Sure, you cloaked it in sarcasm, but that was the point.
    So, if you keep making posts about how players can and should make less money, but almost never do the same for owners, a narrative emerges.
    As for my position, yes I’m on the side of the players to a degree. I distrust the owners’ motives and their willingness to provide salient information. More importantly, I don’t like the current movement in America where people begrudge other people benefits they’ve accrued in their jobs, and readily accept the mantra that the best way to balance books is ALWAYS to cut the benefits of workers.
    Our economy is built on people having jobs and spending money on goods and services. Whether those jobs come from private industry or government agencies isn’t really important because all workers contribute to keeping this economy humming and our quality of life higher than much of the world.
    So, for me, it’s not just about the NBA, it’s about a general mindset that I find troubling. If you cut government jobs, you eliminate jobs for people who no longer purchase goods and services from private industry. If they stop buying stuff, then private industry can’t survive at it’s current level. Which means they start cutting workers, reducing salaries and eliminating benefits. Ultimately, the vast majority of us suffer while a small segment of the population benefits. But people thinks this makes sense. The NBA is just the latest example of how the world is trending.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    i wanna argue about basketball games =[

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Does anybody else find that little sidebar with all the newest videos from BallisLife and the whatnot very useful? That is my joint right now.

  • MLK4Life

    The Nuggets must hate themselves for paying him the money they paid him. For a couple of dunks and blocked shots.

  • bike

    As I said earlier, my beef is with the system. I realize that some owners made idiotic decisions when it comes to player’s contracts but this dispute is more complicated than simply owners making bad business decisions. The players are not at fault for their sometimes artificially high market value but neither are the owners always at fault. In order to stay competitive the owners need star talent but the supply of the very high talent is low and the demand is very high.

    The players have been riding the highs of a salary bubble and now the market is correcting itself. Just like everything else in the current economy outside the NBA. Sometimes in the business world the ONLY way to balance the books is cutting benefits.

  • jonny

    That is a nice house to be tall and able to dunk. No real basketball talent whatsoever, like Barkley said when Jason Kidd was making him look like a legit player, “as long as he’s dunking”. Nice house, doesn’t much look like a home though.

  • http://www.wfp.org/ Felix

    Some Amazing and cool basketball is being played this summer, guys like Durant and Jennings putting their reps on the line at places like Dyckman… There have always been pro appearances in summer leagues but this year it seems to be everywhere… for the fans, how cool is it to see Durant raining threes in NYC? The Drew league vs Goodman league game will be sick… a silver lining in the storm cloud that is the lockout…

  • seriousblack

    Bike, bad business decisions on behalf of the owners is the only issue that matters. You talk of the market correcting itself in the case of the league. Not surprisingly, you have no real argument to support it. For what you’re saying to be true there would have to be a downturn in ticket sales, tv deals, and merchandise sales, etc. This past season was a record high in many different areas. Giving out bad contracts and overpaying for teams in small markets is solely on the owners. These are their decisions. The players are willingly to make concessions and the owners aren’t budging. In your snide comments about the players you refuse to even address those facts. You’re just resentful of them.

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