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L.A. Lakers’ Bryant buys 3rd home for $4 million

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has bought a home in the exclusive Newport Coast neighborhood for more than $4 million.

Bryant, 23, co-captain and guard on the two-time defending champion Lakers, bought the Mediterranean-style house in a cul-de-sac from sports agent Dwight Manley.

Privacy was a top priority for Bryant and his wife, Vanessa. They looked at about 15 homes in the area, said Chris Brigandi, a partner at Strada Properties in Newport Beach.

Bryant also owns homes in Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades. The house in Newport Coast will not be the Bryants' primary residence.