Real Estate Rumors
Former Piston Ben Gordon‘s baller Detroit-area mansion is staying in the family. Current Celtics forward (and Gordon’s former Pistons teammate) Jonas Jerebko has purchased the massive six-bedroom home complete with an indoor gymnasium and three-section pool with a fountain for $2.2 million. Jerebko (pictured above) was traded from the Pistons to the Celtics more than a year ago, but the Swedish star is keeping his roots in Michigan—and getting a great deal in the process.
Tiny houses have seen an insane rise in popularity over the last couple years. (HGTV appears to have THREE shows about tiny houses.) This is especially unbelievable because I’m fairly certain the first time anyone actually heard of a tiny house was in a Geico commercial which seemed absurd at the time. Anyway, Bonner and his family now own a tiny house. Why? I have no clue. I hope it was explained on the show. According to Basketball-Reference, Bonner has made over $28,000,000 in his career. Hopefully, he also has a normal-sized home.
Professional basketball player turned front office executive Sean Marks, who joined the Brooklyn Nets front office as general manager this year, has made a move on the opposite coast, buying a home in Newport Beach for $3 million. Completed last year, the two-story beach house in the Balboa Peninsula area is set up for indoor-outdoor living. Bi-folding glass doors open the home to a front patio with a firepit and built-in barbecue. Atop the home, a rooftop lounge takes in bay and ocean views.
Former Knick Patrick Ewing, who listed his Cresskill home in October for $6.998 million, has just dropped the price to $6.498 million. That’s $148,000 more than than Ewing, now associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets and an NBA and New Jersey Hall of Famer, paid for it via a trust near the height of the real estate bubble in 2007.
NBA All-Star Media Day is prime time for questions from reporters who often don’t cover the NBA day to day. So one reporter asked a sort of offbeat question about if he had made any bad business investments. “Hopefully the best one’s coming soon, I’ve got a couple of things working right now. I haven’t made too many bad ones yet. Still young,” he said. “I dabbled in real estate, too early. Before I knew what I was doing. So I have a couple of properties that aren’t doing too well. So if anyone’s in the market for a nice 3-bedroom house in the greater Charlotte area, you let me know.”