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January 14, 2015 Updates

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

January 2, 2015 Updates
December 31, 2014 Updates

A Spicewood, Texas, home owned by the San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan has come to market at $945,000. Set on about 2.25 acres on Lake Travis, the home has an outdoor fire pit, a boat dock and a wide stretch of dry frontage. The two-story residence, built in 1999, includes a double-height living room, a chef’s kitchen with a center island, five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,955 square feet. Among the features are a game room and an office/study. The master suite sports a two-sided fireplace and a large soaking tub. Los Angeles Times

December 27, 2014 Updates
December 13, 2014 Updates

Currently the assistant head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Alvin Gentry has moved on after being fired as head coach of the Phoenix Suns in 2013. As evidence of his coaching acumen, he’s played an instrumental role in the resounding success the Warriors have enjoyed thus far in the 2014-2015 NBA season. However, Gentry still has a remaining tie to Arizona: a Scottsdale home that he’s had on the market since May. Listed by Lesley McGee, the price has been cut three times to land at the current asking price of $1.06 million, a 10% reduction off the original price tag. Realtor

Clippers' skipper Doc Rivers would prefer a NBA Championship but he'll settle for a boatload of cash ... he just scored an easy million after unloading his L.A. condo a year after buying. Rivers picked up the swanky Beverly West pad for just over $5.5M last year and 15 months later ... he passed it off for $6.5M. TMZ.com

November 28, 2014 Updates

Avery Johnson, nicknamed the “Little General” during his playing days in the NBA, has sold his mansion-estate in The Woodlands, Texas, for $6.1 million – about 32% less than his original commanded price. The Mediterranean-style estate, designed by Jaurequi Architect and completed in 2005, backs the 17th hole of the Jack Nicklaus-designed course at Carlton Woods with a full-sized basketball court and a tiered pool on about two acres. Los Angeles Times

October 31, 2014 Updates
October 25, 2014 Updates

Tayshaun Prince, the NBA small forward who currently plays for the "Memphis Grizzlies", has reportedly purchased a home in North Palm Beach, Fla., for $3.1 million. Prince snagged the home for a discount as property records show that it was listed for $3.28 million. The home came up on market in mid September and closed deal by the end of that month marking a pretty quick sale. Realty Today

October 24, 2014 Updates
October 20, 2014 Updates

Dallas -- nay, America -- has many good reasons to love Mark Cuban. He turned the Mavericks into NBA champions. He's the most accessible billionaire in the universe. He yells at terrible refs on our behalf and feuds with the Perots. He was a disruptor before disrupting was cool. But for all of Cuban's endearing qualities, let's be honest about something: He's really terrible at real estate. Dallas Observer

Four-and-a-half-years on, Cuban's shovel has yet to pierce the earth, and neighbors and everyone else have mostly forgotten about the grandiose promises. Even the government-subsidized apartments haven't been built, thanks to HUD's refusal to support the project. "Nobody's paying attention because that property's been over there vacant for over 100 years," says Betty Culbreath, the district's plan commissioner. She doesn't think Wonderview is dead, but she's never met with Cuban or his reps and there is no sign that activity is imminent Dallas Observer

October 15, 2014 Updates

LeBron James is officially saying goodbye to Miami. Now that he’s back in Cleveland, James is selling his 16,680 square foot Miami digs for an asking price of $17 million. The six bedroom, eight bathroom house has an elevator, infinity edge pool and rooftop sundeck according to its listing on Opulence International Realty. For The Win

October 11, 2014 Updates

While news of LeBron James’ $17 million listing has been leading real estate headlines, new teammate and fellow all-star Kyrie Irving has made a move of his own, buying a Westlake, Ohio, home from former Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson and his estranged wife, singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole. The 22-year-old point guard paid $800,000 for the two-story residence, found on more than half an acre west of Quicken Loans Arena. Gibson paid $1.25 million for the property in August 2009 and had asked as much as $1.1 million for the home last year. Los Angeles Times

October 8, 2014 Updates

Basketball vagabond Mike James, most recently of the Chicago Bulls, has put his mansion-estate in Houston on the market at $7.499 million. The gated compound, well-equipped for the modern athlete, features a detached sports complex, complete with an NBA regulation basketball court, a fitness center and hydrotherapy immersion tanks on nearly four acres in Rivercrest. Entered through a grand foyer, the 9,286 square feet of living space sports vaulted interiors with hardwood and marble flooring, detailed molding and stone fireplace. Among amenities is a game room with a wet bar, a media room and an office/retreat. There’s also two kitchens. The master suite, one of 11 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms, has dual vanities and a pair of soaking tubs. A detached guest house adds an additional 2,000 square feet. Outdoors, a sunken pool and spa separate the main residence and guest home. A pair of putting greens with sand traps and a water hazard complete the park-like setting. Los Angeles Times

October 3, 2014 Updates
September 17, 2014 Updates

If DeMar DeRozan needs a spot to hang his gold medal from the Basketball World Cup, the USA Basketball star has plenty of options to choose from. The former USC Trojans player and Toronto Raptors wing recently purchased a large estate in Tarzana for slightly over $3.75 million. The home, built in Mediterranean-style in 1995, occupies more than an acre in the gated Mulholland Park area with a pool, expansive lawns and a full basketball sports court. Entered through a grand foyer with a sweeping double staircase, the floor plan features detailed molding, distressed hardwood and a range of ceiling treatments. Los Angeles Times

September 12, 2014 Updates

Benjamin "Ben" Gordon, the shooting guard for NBA team "Orlando Magic", has reportedly lowered the price of his Northbrook, Ill., home to $425,000 and might have found a buyer for the house as well. Property records show that the house has a "contingent sale pending" sign, which means the sellers have accepted an offer on certain conditions. However, the deal isn't sealed yet. Realty Today

September 3, 2014 Updates

Luol Deng, the veteran NBA forward who is expected to fill the void at small forward for the Heat in the post-LeBron James era, has paid $4.6 million for a home on the Miami waterfront. The walled compound, built in 1928, occupies nearly three-quarters of an acre north of downtown Miami with a Mediterranean-style main residence, a two-story guesthouse, a pool, a boat dock with a lift and 107 feet of frontage on Biscayne Bay. Los Angeles Times

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