Friday, February 22, 2013

Former Oklahoma City Thunder player refusing to move out of foreclosed home


After being taken 12th overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2004, the promising career of Robert Swift didn't pan out in the NBA. He played sparingly in parts of four seasons with the franchise before bailing on an NBDL assignment with the Bakersfield Jam in 2009. He then spent one year with the Tokyo Apache in Japan before finally brushing his professional basketball exploits aside.

Now, his home life isn't looking too good either. Swift's million dollar home reportedly fell into foreclosure last summer. In January, a woman bought it for nearly half the original price. But the woman can't move in because it appears as though Swift has never left.


Cans of beer dot the grass outside the home. A bullet hole pierced the garage window at some point.

"Cars that don't look like they've moved in a long time," she noted.

Water festers in buckets outside of what was once a million dollar home in a wealthy Eastside suburb.

An attempt at speaking with Swift on Wednesday proved unsuccessful after a woman, who claimed to be his girlfriend, said that he couldn't come to the door because he was sleeping.

The new owner has filed a summons and Swift has one week to respond. Police will be get involved if Swift doesn't move out by the deadline.

Via KOMO News

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