by Micah Hart
For those wondering about Chris Paul‘s intentions once his contract expires, perhaps this can be construed as a sign — the newest Clippers’ superstar is purchasing the Bel Air estate of singer Avril Lavigne, reportedly for a cool $8.5 million.
Sources tell us … Paul fell in love with the 12,184 square foot place, which Avril originally listed for $9.5 mil and decided he had to make a move.
The mansion — located in a hoity-toity private community called Bel Air Crest — includes 8 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar, 10-car garage, gym, sauna and a covered outdoor living room.
Dropping a million off the listed price? Now that’s a motivated seller.
Here is the full photo gallery of the residence, for those that are curious.
H/T Eye on Basketball