WHAT NINE POINTS PER GAME CAN BUY YOU THESE DAYS: The ST. PETERSBURG TIMES gives us definitive insight into just how much money a NBA journeyman can
steal make before his career is out. Matt Geiger, who played for three teams during 10 rather forgettable NBA seasons, is selling his mansion. And yes, we do mean MANSION.
The 28,000 square-foot estate, which has a $177,000 yearly property tax bill, includes “several lavish bars, a DJ station and dance floor, hot tubs, a pizza oven and even a cigar room“.
Not to mention “40 televisions, 18 of them wired with Xbox so that Geiger and his buddies from high school could play video games together, plus a 330,000-gallon pool and a 5,200-square-foot guest house“.
And a “putting green and a man-made lake stocked with 2,500 bass and a personal herd of livestock that has included 12 buffalo, 11 Watussi, two donkeys, a miniature horse and one cow on the 40-acre estate.”
Sound a little over the top? Perhaps. But next time (which will be the first time) we pay $150 to sit in the upper deck at Staples Center for a Lakers-Bobcats affair, we’ll at the very least be heartened in knowing that we may be contributing to Othella Harrington’s dream of someday owning his very own herd of Watussi.