This time of year, a rare condition befalls basketball fans across the country — the seasonal affliction known as March Madness. As scouts from every NBA team flock to the games in the hopes of finding the next Michael Jordan, the NCAA tournament is also a chance for college’s top stars to showcase their talent in front of a national audience. With four pro teams in our state, we’ve done some scouting of our own and found four properties (one for each NBA city) fit for a future basketball superstar.
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have been taking pro basketball by storm. In fact, they’re running out of records to break. It doesn’t get any hotter than that. In a few years, the team will be relocating from Oakland to play their games in a new arena opening in San Francisco. But they’ll always be rooted in the East Bay. Just like this two-story Alamo “mid-century modern meets California contemporary” residence. And if the new arena is too far away, the house boasts its own basketball court in the backyard.
The state capital’s home team is opening a new arena on 5th and L in downtown Sacramento next season, as the Kings will be looking to snag the basketball crown from their Nor Cal rivals, the Warriors. Also located on L Street, just a mere 5 minute Uber ride away, is this ultra-luxe loft fit for a King…or Kings fan.
Los Angeles Clippers
The longtime “ugly stepchild” of Los Angeles’ two pro basketball teams has experienced its most sustained run of success in team history in recent years. The franchise has its origins in San Diego — hence the name “Clippers,” in reference to the fast 19th-century sailboats. Reconnect with the team’s nautical roots with this exquisite beachfront property in Marina Peninsula with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean.
Los Angeles Lakers
California’s glamour basketball franchise has fallen on tough times in recent years. Fans at Lakers games see more stars in the stands than on the court these days. Hopefully, better days for the Lakers are on the horizon, but until then, Lakers fans might want to check out this beautiful contemporary Malibu home, nicknamed “The Serra Lake House” for the pool’s resemblance to a natural body of water. Consider it a chance to connect with the team’s Minnesota roots — before they left the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” for the bright lights of Hollywood.
Have you come down with a case of March Madness? Which property would make your Final Four?