Sprewell Fed His Kids But Forgot His Mortgage

Former basketball player Latrell Sprewell had a pretty decent career during his 13 years in the NBA as he averaged 18.7 points a game, but I’ll only remember him for two things he did during it.  There was the time he choked out P.J. Carlesimo in practice with the Golden State Warriors, and then there was the time he turned down a three-year $21 million contract because it wasn’t enough to feed his family.

Latrell Sprewell

Well, it looks like Latrell did stick to his word about feeding his kids, but those little rugrats most have eaten a lot.  Ever since Sprewell retired from the NBA in 2005 he’s had nothing but money problems, with the latest being that a bank has foreclosed on his Milwaukee home.


Sprewell has failed to make mortgage payments since November on a home on E. Hampshire St. in Milwaukee, Harris National Association, formerly Lincoln State Bank, alleges in a lawsuit filed last month in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The bank wants to foreclose on its $920,000 loan and have the home sold. Sprewell has not responded to the lawsuit.

City records describe the property as a 5,200-square-foot, 70-year-old mansion with six bedrooms and four fireplaces. It is assessed at nearly $1.1 million.

It’s the second home of Sprewell’s that’s been foreclosed on as this has happened to his home in River Hill, Wisconsin twice with the latest action coming in April and still pending.  Then there was his yacht which Sprewell was forced to sell for $1.5 million dollars in February of last year.

I think Andy Samberg bought it.