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Sixers’ Ben Simmons reportedly selling New Jersey home

The All-Star guard is not hiding his preference to move on from Philadelphia.

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Earlier this month, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons listed his $3.1 million condominium, located in Center City, for sale. Now, it would appear as though he’s selling another residence: his $5 million, 10,500-square-foot New Jersey home, which is 20 miles from Wells Fargo Center and features a video game room, fish tank and in-house movie theater.

Simmons’ New Jersey property has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. In addition to the previously referenced amenities, there is a pool table, wine wall, wet and dry bar (not sure what this distinction means) and walk-in pantry. It looks incredibly extravagant. If anyone wants to help crowdsource $5 million to purchase this place, hit my line. I’ll move across the country, if I must. Also, the mortgage is estimated at just shy of $27,000 per month, a number rivaling my yearly income.

Even better and more seriously, let’s lean all the way into this idea and provide free housing for those in need. That would be quite cool. I wish this was the priority. If you’re interested or in the market for a new home yourself, you can arrange tours here.

Two properties running north of $3 million is a concept I can barely fathom. I wonder if Simmons has any other mid-Atlantic or Northeastern residences that will soon be on the market. Maybe, the next one announced is more in my budget. Probably not.

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