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article imageBasketball player installs ATM machine in house

By Leigh Goessl     Jun 3, 2012 in Odd News
Dallas - Ever consider adding a conversation starter in your house that has a practical side as well? One NBA star has taken a unique route that covers both bases when he decided to install an ATM machine inside his house.
Brooklyn Nets forward DeShawn Stevenson installed an ATM in his Texas home, stocked with money that his guests can use when they are in need of a bit of cash.
According to the New York Post, Stevenson reportedly paid $3,500 for the ATM, which now sits in his kitchen. The cash machine holds up to $20,000 and he restocks the cash approximately 4-6 times a year.
"I like doing things that aren't normal and it's cool to have," Stevenson said.
The basketball star told TMZ he got the idea from skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek.
Stevenson called Dyrdek's idea "genius", also noting his friends use it for last-minute cash withdrawals before they go out or when they need some money when they are over his house and playing cards.
The Post reported Stevenson tweeted, “We play cards," and “Hate leaving house so come on down 2 ATM Dsteve.”
He does charge a $4.50 fee for the convenience; he says he feels no guilt since most of the friends are millionaire NBA stars.
“Pay that 4.50,” he tweeted.
“For the record, I had to get that ATM cause we used to roll dice nonstop and I was sick of loaning people money!” he said.
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