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15 Star Athletes Who Live In Los Angeles

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Whether it be Chicago, New York or Los Angeles, professional athletes always seem to flock to the more glamorous cities in the United States. A wide variety of athletes are actually born and raised in these major cities, but perhaps the most popular of all is without a doubt Los Angeles. The beautiful weather, combined with the beaches and nightlife, makes Los Angeles by far more appealing than its competition.

15. Nick Young

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15. Nick Young

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Nick Young is originally from Los Angeles and has recently made it his permanent residence due to his job security with the Los Angeles Lakers. Last season, Young's house was reportedly robbed of valuables that add up to upwards of $1 million.

14. Paul Pierce

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14. Paul Pierce

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Originally from Oakland, CA, Paul Pierce has often expressed his love for the city of Los Angeles. Since he resides there in the offseason, Pierce's name has consistently come up in rumors of yearning to play for either the Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers.

13. Carl Crawford

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13. Carl Crawford

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The former Boston Red Sox outfielder, Carl Crawford made Los Angeles his new home when he inked a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for seven years and $142 million.

12. Pau Gasol

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12. Pau Gasol

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Although he recently joined the Chicago Bulls via free agency, Pau Gasol is highly unlikely to give up his Los Angeles residency. He is a beloved figure in the city and has lived there for nearly seven years. Also, Gasol's neighbor is former teammate Robert Sacre, so that's even more reason to stick around.

11. Steve Nash

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11. Steve Nash

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When the Phoenix Suns were seeking a sign-and-trade for Steve Nash, the Lakers were the most ideal situation, as Nash would still be near his kids in Arizona. Therefore, he pushed for a move to Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach in particular. Nash has since expressed his love for Manhattan Beach and how it has aided his long, draining rehabilitation.

10. Dustin Brown

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10. Dustin Brown

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A lifetime Los Angeles King, Dustin Brown has resided in the city dating back to when he was selected No. 13 in the 2003 NHL Draft. In his career, Brown has been named the team captain, leading his Kings to two Stanley Cup victories.

9. Chris Paul

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9. Chris Paul

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Once upon a time, Chris Paul was the centerpiece to a trade sending him to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the deal was infamously vetoed by David Stern, resulting in Paul ultimately being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Either way, Paul was always destined to life in the City of Angels, though he would have looked better in the Purple and Gold.

8. Dwight Howard

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8. Dwight Howard

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Dwight Howard may have been miserable in his brief stint as a Laker, but this did not cause him to hesitate on dropping $20 million on a Newport Beach house. The peculiar part of this though, was that he spent such a substantial amount of money while he was a Laker, leading fans to believe he was staying. Of course this only led to more letdown in the end.

7. Blake Griffin

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7. Blake Griffin

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Drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers, Blake Griffin does not appear to be leaving anytime soon. He has played a vital part to the rejuvenation of the Clippers' franchise, and will be the face of the organization for quite some time.

6. Maria Sharapova

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6. Maria Sharapova

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A very successful tennis player, Maria Sharapova has lived in Los Angeles dating back to her engagement with former Laker Sasha Vujacic.

5. Paul George

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5. Paul George

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Paul George grew up in the state of California and still spends the majority of his summer in the Golden State. Prior to his maximum extension with the Indiana Pacers, there was much speculation regarding a possible George-Kobe Bryant unification.

4. Clayton Kershaw

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4. Clayton Kershaw

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The ace of MLB, Clayton Kershaw has been an unstoppable force throughout his career. His historical 2013-14 campaign will presumably lead to a monster pay day, but I would not expect the Dodgers to allow him to leave. Kershaw will be a Los Angeles resident for many years.

3. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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3. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Los Angeles is not Floyd Mayweather's primary residence, but when you have money like he does, you can afford to have houses across the country. Mayweather currently has a Los Angeles mansion, where I'm sure he visits quite often.

2. Kobe Bryant

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2. Kobe Bryant

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Newport Beach has been home to Kobe Bryant for years now; in fact, he owns three total homes there. Seeing that Bryant will be a Laker for the remainder of his career, don't expect him to leave town anytime soon.

1. Tom Brady

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1. Tom Brady

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Tom Brady has quietly been a major fan of living the lavish lifestyle. He and he wife Giselle live in the prime celebrity area of Los Angeles, where he is often photographed by the paparazzi.

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