Former Sonics first-round draft pick Robert Swift has vacated his former Seattle-area mansion in which he was squatting, leaving behind trash, damaged walls, guns, live ammunition and filth, according to KOMO television’s report. "The first thing you get when you walk in the door is kind of whiff of whatever is festering in here," said Jessica Ko-Dalzell, who with her husband, Eric, bought the mansion in Sammamish. Swift, a 7-footer drafted directly out of Bakersfield (Calif.) High School in 2004 by the Sonics, made more than $11 million in a four-year NBA career, according to basketball-reference.com. But after being released by the Thunder in 2009 after the team moved to Oklahoma City, he apparently fell on hard times—reportedly bumping from the D-League to Japan before winding up back in Sammamish. He lost his home in foreclosure last summer, and the Dalzells bought it at auction earlier this year. But Swift had been living in it ever since. "He never came to the door, he never talked to any of us. We came multiple times. We sent him letters. We left him letters," Ko-Dalzell told KOMO. The couple had moved to have Swift forcibly evicted by the King County Sheriff’s Office, according to an earlier KOMO report.
Former Sonics No. 1 pick Robert Swift leaves garbage, guns and worse in filthy mansion
Sporting News | Mar 5