Photographed by Geordy Pearson.
When we think back to our 23rd birthday soirées, we can say one thing for certain: We sure as heck didn't celebrate the way Wizards' point guard (and 30 Under 30 honoree) John Wall has been this year. After signing an $80 million contract for a five-year stint with the team, Wall (who turns 23 on Friday) has officially become a young homeowner, scooping up a Potomac mansion for a cool $4.9 million. (Yeah, run through those numbers again — $80 million, 23 years, $4.9 million.)
Wall is trading in his current downtown digs near the Verizon Center for an eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom house on two acres — hey, can you blame a guy for wanting a little distance between work and play? And while Wall says all that extra space is allotted for his mom, siblings, and out-of-town guests, we're betting that at least one of those bedrooms is going to be dedicated to his insane shoe collection. If Carrie Bradshaw can do it, why can't a number-one draft pick do it, too? (The Reliable Source)