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May 13, 2015 Updates

It appears that Kevin Durant is good at more than basketball: He also has an eye for hot real estate properties, Yahoo Homes reports. Durant's Miami penthouse recently sold for $3.15 million, almost double what he paid for it just four years ago. Oklahoman

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Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is putting his Manhattan penthouse on the market for $49.75 million, just two years after he bought it for $42 million, according to listing agent Melanie Lazenby of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The apartment is located at 18 Gramercy Park, a prewar building recently converted to condos by Zeckendorf Development and Global Holdings. Mr. Alexander bought the apartment from the developers, going into contract in 2012 and closing in 2013, according to Ms. Lazenby, who sold Mr. Alexander the property. She is co-listing the apartment with Dina Lewis. Wall Street Journal

April 20, 2015 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is under contract to sell his home in Newport Coast, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The pending sale is expected to set a price record for the Pelican Ridge community. The current high water mark for the enclave is held by an 8,000-square-foot home that sold for $4.78 million in 2013, property records show. Bryant’s house currently shows a list price of $6.45 million. Daily Pilot

March 27, 2015 Updates

Buyers looking for a piece of property with a scenic view of the canyons and hills in Southern California need not look any further. Miami Heat player Chris Bosh has been looking for a new owner to take care of his Pacific Palisades mansion and he even sweetened the deal by slashing off $1.5 million to the price. Realty Today

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Because the only thing better than visiting Disney World is staying there forever, Mickey Mouse is getting a new 7-foot neighbor with smooth post moves. Nets center Brook Lopez, 26, a longtime Disneyphile with a Goofy figurine in his locker, told the Daily News that he is building a luxury home on site at his favorite Orlando resort. “My older brother Chris sent me a link when the property development was first announced three or four years ago now,” Lopez said. “We joked about doing it. As it got more real and real, I just decided I wanted to do it.” New York Daily News

LeBron James can’t seem to get out of Miami fast enough. Since leaving the Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers he’s 0-2 there. Now he’s chopped $2 million off the asking price of his waterfront estate in Coconut Grove, Fla. Reduced to $15 million, the walled compound encompasses nearly half an acre. In addition to the 12,178-square-foot contemporary mansion, there’s a guesthouse, security quarters, a 4,500-square-foot entertainment space, an infinity-edge pool and dock space for up to two 60-foot yachts. Los Angeles Times

March 12, 2015 Updates

Even without Thomas, who’s become a sparkplug for the Celtics since his acquisition, the C’s earned a thrilling win at TD Garden Wednesday night. Thomas was rooting his team on from a local hotel – he still hasn’t found a permanent home since the trade-deadline deal that brought him to Boston. “My team showed a lot of heart last night. I was watching the whole game. I was excited,” Thomas said. “Hopefully I can get back as soon as possible.” NBA.com

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NBA center Ryan Hollins has listed his house in Tarzana for sale at $2.699 million. The Sacramento Kings player bought the country English-style home in a gated community four years ago for $2.3 million. Los Angeles Times

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The 6,600-square-foot white traditional he recently purchased with Azalea -- which used to be owned by singer-actress Selena Gomez -- is a monument to his passions. The property, tucked behind a gate in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Tarzana, comes with a detached building that Young is converting into a “shoe house.” He employs not one but two “shoe keepers,” who oversee his 500-plus pairs of sneakers, a collection that includes Vans fitted with roller-skating wheels. As Young leads a tour from shoe house to main quarters, he pretends he is on MTV Cribs. Off the kitchen is a replica of the hollywood sign over a red carpet. In the billiards room is a 10-by-10-foot mural, painted by graffiti artist Dame MSK that incorporates a cartoon basketball with arms forming the three-point goggles. In the living room is a set of eight whoopee cushions, presumably for two-year-old Nick Jr., who shows less interest in them than his dad. And behind the bar are two oversized neon letters, s and p, the orange p familiar because it was once part of a Home Depot marquee. These are the initials of Young’s self-manufactured alter ego, a loopy but lovable character named Swaggy P, who fires 35-foot jumpers, attempts 360-degree layups and sometimes even makes them. Sports Illustrated

January 13, 2015 Updates

Allen Iverson’s former mansion in Villanova has finally been sold after two-and-a-half years on and off the market. Its price keeps dropping. Iverson paid $5 million, more than a decade ago, and he sold it for $2.6 million to Saladworks CEO John Scardapane in 2010. The new sale price of the 13,000-square-foot French estate was $2.19 million, to Joshua and Noelle Burg, according to Montgomery County public records. He is the president of Glass Enterprises, a glass manufacturer. Philadelphia Inquirer

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