Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is under contract to sell his waterfront home in Coconut Grove, Fla., according to the Multiple Listing Service. The pending sale comes after James in March lowered the asking price for the modern compound in the Crystal Cove area to $15 million, down from $17 million last year. Records show that the 30-year-old basketball player paid $9 million for the property in late 2010, the year it was built.
The walled estate encompasses nearly half an acre with a 12,178-square-foot main house, a guesthouse, security quarters, a 4,500-square-foot patio space and an infinity-edge pool with waterfall features and custom lighting. Private dockage can accommodate space for up to two 60-foot yachts. The three-story main house, replete with dark hardwoods, box-beam ceilings and glass walls, has an elevator, a wood-paneled office and a home theater with stadium seating. An entertainment wing features a lounge area, a game room and a wet bar. There are six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms.
Without a trip to the playoffs, the Miami Heat players are finding other ways to occupy their time. Some, like Dwyane Wade, hung out with their family. And others, like Udonis Haslem and Chris “Birdman” Andersen went gator hunting.
Jon Barry, an analyst for ABC and ESPN, cited New York, Los Angeles and Miami as cities that are particularly popular among players. “People aren’t going to be going out in Milwaukee,” he said. While Barry said his night-life days were “long past” — his playing career ended in 2006 — he recalled trips to the China Club, a staple of New York’s club scene in the 1990s.
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.
The 7 teens who entered Ray Allen’s Florida home while his wife and children were asleep inside SHOULD HAVE been arrested … so says the Coral Gables City Attorney who tells TMZ Sports he’s gunning to change the laws so he can lock up trespassers in the future. The backstory is crazy … the teens were partying at a nearby home last week when they decided to waltz into Allen’s home because they thought he was in Cleveland with LeBron James. When they got inside … after opening an unlocked door … they were confronted by Allen’s wife who screamed at the group to leave. So, they did.
Cops were called and officials found the teens — who allegedly admitted to trespassing. Problem is … because of the way the law is written in FL, cops couldn’t arrest them. Coral Gables City Attorney Craig Leen says cops are only allowed to arrest trespassers if an officer witnesses the crime … and Leen believes the law needs to change immediately. Leen says he will push for an “emergency ordinance to change current occupied trespassing to an arrestable offense without an officer having to witness it.”