Danny BATMAN Granger (Photo: wikipedia)
After spending the past few offseasons working out in Los Angeles, NBA small forward Danny Granger -- who plays for the Indiana Pacers -- is perhaps looking to make Los Angeles his permanent offseason home with the purchase of a $3.7 million mansion.
The 5,100 square feet contemporary structure, built in 1990, features walls of glass, city views and 15-foot-tall ceilings, and three large terraces, a pool with a bar, a gym with a sauna, home theater, four bedrooms, and five bathrooms.
The house belonged to Hollywood scriptwriter Kevin Williamson, whose work includes helming the Scream series. Williamson purchased the home for $3.1 million 9 years ago.
The 28-year-old Granger, of course, is best known to casual sports fans as the man who vowed to build a real life Batcave (his nickname is Batman). He started construction two years ago but has encountered obstacles, including city restrictions and the NBA lockout last year -- which stopped the flow of income for NBA players.
Granger told Sports Illustrated last October he was going to continue to build the cave though. So will this purchase in Los Angeles mean he's taking the batcave there? Or will it remain in Gotham, oops, we mean Indianapolis?
The Pacers, meanwhile had a relatively successful season last year, making it to the second round of the playoffs before falling to the eventual champions, the Miami Heat, in six tough games. Granger is the best player on the team and is expected to lead the Pacers again in the 2013 NBA season.
Building a Batcave isn't cheap -- Bruce Wayne is, afterall a billionaire -- and even though Granger is scheduled to make $13 million in 2013, it's a project that should take years. Especilaly now that Granger is a father of two.