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Friday, Feb 22 2013 02:04 PM

Ex-NBA player refusing to leave foreclosed Seattle home

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    Robert Swift

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Robert Swift, the Bakersfield high schooler who earned more than $10 million as an NBA player, is again making headlines — for refusing to leave his foreclosed Seattle mansion. 

Yahoo Sports’ headline captures the oddness of a sad but crazy story: “Robert Swift is refusing to abandon his bullet-ridden, beer can-strewn foreclosed house.”
KOMO-TV in Seattle is reporting that Swift’s home went into foreclosure last year but that he refuses to leave, even though the home has since been sold. 
KOMO video shows a home surrounded by broken-down vehicles, trash, a boarded window, a bullet hole and a front-door sign that reads, “Danger Men Drinking.”
KOMO reported Swift has ignored requests to leave the home and has one more week to respond before steps begin to have him forcefully removed. 
Swift, a 7-foot-1-inch center, was drafted by the Seattle Sonics in the first round of the 2004 NBA draft. He never lived up to expectations in stints with the Sonics, the Oklahoma City Thunder and a Japanese team. 

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