HoopsHype Real Estate rumors

July 25, 2014 Updates

Former Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has sold his mansion-estate in Longwood, Fla., for $3.4 million. Howard, now in his second year with the Houston Rockets, paid $7.78 million for the lavish home known as Chateau D’Usse in October 2008, according to public records. He had asked for as much as $9.7 million for the property. Los Angeles Times

July 24, 2014 Updates
July 21, 2014 Updates

While Chris Bosh is set to remain in one beach city, he may be leaving another. The Miami Heat forward-center, fresh off signing a $118 million contract that will keep him in South Beach for the next five seasons, has listed his mansion-estate in Pacific Palisades for sale at $14.5 million. The gated estate, built in 2001, frames views extending from Topanga Canyon to the Pacific Ocean from its 1.45-acre knoll in Palisades Highlands. Mixing Mediterranean and Balinese influences, the 10,700 square feet of living space sports open interiors with polished floors, detailed columns, built-ins and telescoping walls of glass. Los Angeles Times

June 30, 2014 Updates

Even before he was dealt by the Knicks to the Mavericks, Tyson Chandler was already on the move. The NBA center and former Dominguez High School star sold his estate in Rancho Santa Fe in March for a loss at $2.7 million. Chandler and his wife, Kimberly, purchased the five-acre estate in August 2006 for $5 million. Los Angeles Times

June 28, 2014 Updates

Trevor Ariza, the shooting forward for NBA team "Washington Wizards", has reportedly scored a home sale in Windermere, Fla., for $1.5 million. Ariza purchased the home in September 2006 for $2.49 million. Public records show the home hit the listing market April this year for $1.67 million and was de-listed in June. However, it was put into escrow later in June and closed sale June 25. Realty Today

June 21, 2014 Updates

Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan's ex-wife Juanita Vanoy Jordan on Thursday sold her 8,000-square-foot, triplex penthouse on Lake Shore Drive for $3.2 million. The Jordans, who divorced in 2006, paid $3 million in the 1990s for the four-bedroom penthouse. As part of the divorce, Michael wound up with the couple's 56,000-square-foot Highland Park mansion — which currently is on the market for $16 million — while Juanita received the Lake Shore Drive penthouse, which takes up its building's 39th and 40th floors plus its roof space. Chicago Tribune

June 20, 2014 Updates

Kevin Garnett of the Brooklyn Nets has sold his home in Concord, Mass., for $3.635 million. The veteran NBA forward-center paid $4.625 million for the modern home in September 2007 after being dealt by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Boston Celtics. He listed the property for sale in October 2013 following an off-season trade that sent him from Boston to Brooklyn with Paul Pierce and others. Los Angeles Times

June 18, 2014 Updates
June 8, 2014 Updates

Shaquille O'Neal is on the giving end of a huge real estate deal ... ya feel? TMZ Sports has obtained official documents which show Shaq recently sold a 3,904 square foot home near Orlando, FL to a man named Yves Paul Demesmin for a cool TEN DOLLARS. Seriously. Shaq signed the trustee's deed -- which was filed was filed in California -- on March 6, 2014 ... giving Demesmin control of the 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom property. TMZ.com

May 28, 2014 Updates

Trevor Ariza, the NBA forward who was part of Los Angeles Lakers 2009 championship team, has listed his lakefront home in Windermere, Fla., for sale at $1.675 million. The custom Mediterranean sits among mature palms on a little more than one-third of an acre with an outdoor kitchen, a private boat dock, a pool and spa. Built in 2006, the home, with a 5,722-square-foot floor plan, features custom cabinetry, granite counter tops and travertine and wood flooring. Los Angeles Times

May 23, 2014 Updates
May 21, 2014 Updates

Tyronn Lue to New York is anything but a done deal, but he is on the move after selling his home in Las Vegas for $1.65 million. The retired NBA guard and current Los Angeles Clippers coach is rumored to be on Phil Jackson’s short list of candidates to replace the fired Mike Woodson as head coach of the New York Knicks. Fellow Jackson disciples and Los Angeles Lakers alums Luke Walton and Derek Fisher are also expected to receive consideration for the position. The gated compound, built in 1975, sits among mature palms on more than an acre with a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen and a full basketball court. The spacious 7,488-square-foot floor plan features marble flooring, a gourmet kitchen, a large family room with a sunken wet bar, an office, nine bedrooms and six baths. Two separate basements house various multi-purpose rooms and a personal gym. Outdoors, a staircase on the side of the home leads to a private rooftop deck with a fireplace and views of the Las Vegas Strip. A 1,561-square-foot guest house with four bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen also is on the grounds. Los Angeles Times

May 20, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors guard sold his loft penthouse in Oakland during the first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Sale of the 2,084-square-foot unit, atop the Ellington in Jack London Square, closed for $1.499 million on May 2 -- the day before a deciding Game 7 between the Clippers and Warriors. The corner unit penthouse has three bedrooms, three full baths, three balconies and a patio with a gas fire pit. The modern interior features a lofted floor plan with custom light fixtures and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the bay and surrounding city. Building amenities at the Ellington include concierge service and access to a fitness center and pool. Records show that Curry and his wife, Ayesha, paid $1.475 million for the penthouse in November 2012. Los Angeles Times

April 28, 2014 Updates
April 25, 2014 Updates

With the purchase, Griffin joins Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh and former Los Angeles Lakers center Vlade Divac as notable basketball residents in Pacific Palisades. Bosh was previously renting out his resort-like mansion in the Palisades last year for $45,000 a month, and Divac currently asks $3.25 million for his own chrome and stucco contemporary. Realtor

April 23, 2014 Updates

A veritable palace with a trophy room, a wine cellar evoking a European monastery, a private theater with your own monogrammed seating, an arcade, an indoor basketball court plastered with press clippings and not one but two garages to store your fleet of luxury automobiles. Such is the splendor of Tony Parker’s custom mansion, recently valued as the fourth-most expensive home in the San Antonio area by a local magazine. The six-time All-Star gave former teammate Fab Oberto a private tour for his television show in Argentina. Oberto also interviewed Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and visited Tim Duncan’s auto shop during his trip to San Antonio. But both segments pale in comparison to Parker’s Palais Royal. San Antonio Express-News

April 16, 2014 Updates

Like the player himself, the market for Gilbert Arenas’ mansion in Virginia appears to have bottomed out. The NBA free agent’s 9,000-square-foot spread, known for its multiple custom shark tanks and “Entourage”-style swimming pool and grotto, has returned to the market at a discount. Arenas originally asked $3.5 million when he first began shopping the home in 2012, and he then dropped the price to $3 million last year. However, after its latest price cut, the mansion can now be had for just $2.798 million. Even though he last played in the NBA in 2012, Arenas continued to bank $22.3 million during the league’s current season. He commissioned the building of the custom estate shortly after inking a $111 million contract with the Washington Wizards in 2003. And, as one would expect from someone with such an exorbitant contract, the former All-Star did not disappoint in his design debut, throwing millions into construction of the ultimate “fantasy playground” and one of the more unique athlete homes we’ve seen. Realtor

After signing Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman on “Late Night“ — trumping the CNN upfront presentation with the announcement — Moonves is moving to “Billionaires Beach.” Page Six has exclusively learned Moonves has bought Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s home on Malibu’s prestigious Carbon Beach for $28 million. Allen bought the gorgeous, white-walled and glass modern oceanfront house for $25 million in 2010. New York Post

April 8, 2014 Updates

As speculation builds toward a pending sale of the Milwaukee Bucks to a new group of investors, a prominent commercial real estate developer and project manager in Brookfield has filed federal documents to initiate a private offering for $450 million. Jon Hammes, founder and managing partner of Hammes Co., is listed as the director of the Hammes Partners II (A) L.P., which filed a public notice of exempt offering of securities with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to initiate the private equity offering to raise $450 million. BizTimes

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