The Porzingises have been living with Kristaps at his Westchester apartment, easing the 20-year-old’s transition to life in the NBA. “We’re 24-7 together,” Porzingis says. “Whenever I’m on the road, we’re talking about basketball [by phone]. We’re watching basketball together. We’re a basketball family…They’re there to support me, so it’s fundamental.”
NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Tyson Chandler, who plays for the Phoenix Suns, and his wife, Kimberly, have put their home in guard-gated Hidden Hills on the market for $9.995 million. The defensive-minded center put his stamp on the single-level Traditional-style house during his ownership, redoing the interiors while adding a detached man cave/theater room, a detached gym with a steam shower and horse facilities to the 1.34-acre property.
Chandler, who owns other property in Southern California, bought the house five years ago for $5.45 million. Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX Olson & Associates is the listing agent.
When LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers makes a move — on or off court — people notice. The hoops superstar recently purchased an estate in Brentwood for $20,986,500 to augment his Ohio real estate holdings. Built in 2011 and designed by architect Ken Ungar, the 9,440-square-foot Traditional-style home has a gabled roof, dormer windows and black shutters. A bay window punctuates a two-story stretch of stone facade along the front of the house.
Porzingis has an apartment in Manhattan but spends most of his time with his family in White Plains, not far from the Knicks' practice facility. Having a support system in place – his family joined him after the draft – is unusual for Porzingis after learning on his own in Spain, but he prefers having loved ones around to encourage him and keep him grounded. Porzingis' family plans to take short road trips to watch games in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C. Talis proudly pulled out his cellphone to record Kristaps stepping on the floor for pregame warmups before the Knicks' win against the Wizards on Oct. 31. “They make sure, whenever I’m a little too high, they calm me down. When I’m down, they give me some confidence,” Porzingis told Yahoo Sports. “My older brothers, they know how to keep my head straight and be thinking about what I need to do on the court. Now I have that in me, that mentality, that I want to get better and better every game. Thanks to them, they showed me the way.”
"They need a little country music here and there, make them feel right at home. If you're going to be a part of my household, you gotta like country music," Butler said. Butler's six-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot mansion, which he purchased in September for $4.3 million, includes a custom staircase, an elevator and a 750-bottle wine cellar.
LeBron James purchased a vacation mansion in a plum section of Los Angeles, a source with knowledge of the transaction confirmed to cleveland.com. Variety Magazine reports that James bought the 9,350-square-foot home, built in 2011, for nearly $21 million, in L.A.'s Brentwood community. James' recent partnership with Warner Bros. fueled ample speculation that he may star in a sequel to the hit movie Space Jam, or would otherwise be more involved in the motion picture industry after his successful debut as a supporting actor in last summer's Trainwreck.
The purchase of the home was related to James' affinity for southern California and his off-court business opportunities there, and not to basketball, a source told Cleveland.com. "He likes L.A., he plans on spending time there in the summer, and he has a growing number of business opportunities," said a source close to James. "No one should read this as any indication about basketball. It's a vacation house."
Michael Jordan has been trying to sell his 9 bedroom, 56,000 square foot, $14.8 million house outside Chicago for a while now, but so far, no takers. So now MJ’s pulling out all the stops, narrating this intense hype video challenging people to buy the ‘Michael Jordan estate.’ In case you’re interested, here’s a selection from the official listing: If these walls could talk, the stories they would tell would be incredible. Hands of poker were played late into the night in the card room, while Jordan and friends smoked his favorite cigars from his humidor. He and his family watched movies on his huge video screen that descends from the ceiling, or swam in the infinity pool, with it’s central platform like a ball swishing into the net. The “Breakfast Club,” a core group of talented Bulls players, worked out in Jordan’s fitness center, and strategized on future games over breakfasts made by his private chef.
While fans freaked out about that, Hayward, the thrifty young man who bought a Honda Civic with his first NBA paycheck, was less than thrilled that the L.A. Times even brought the fact that he purchased a $3.35 million vacation home — or a tennis court estate, as the article put it — in Rancho Sante Fe. “It is definitely kind of annoying just because you’d like to have a little bit of privacy with things you do off the court,” Hayward said after Saturday’s practice. “Everything on the court is wide open and everything. But it is what it is.”
Patrick Ewing’s former Potomac estate hits the market for $5.3 million. The enormous shoe closet, basketball hoop and workout equipment at Patrick Ewing’s former 12-bathroom, 7-bedroom estate in Potomac remain 15 years after the 7-footer sold the property in 2000. It’s now on the market again for $5.3 million, according to listing agent Ellie Shorb. Shorb, who works out of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s downtown Bethesda office, said the home at 9712 Sorrel Ave. was built for Ewing, the former Georgetown and New York Knicks star who in 2008 was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame basketball player James Worthy has put a home in Bel-Air on the market for $2.195 million. Worthy, who owns other property on the Westside, bought the house in 1997 for $945,000, property records show.
Former LA Laker and Augsburg College standout Devean George is the driving force behind a new development in North Minneapolis. He and a former classmate hope their affordable housing unit near Penn Avenue and Golden Valley Road will be a catalyst for positive change. A high-traffic area known for violence and crime is being converted into a place where people can live, shop and thrive in the heart of North Minneapolis.
January 24, 2022 | 7:59 pm EST Update
Michael Scotto: The NBA league office sent a memo informing teams Michael Beasley is eligible to return to play starting February 14, agent Charles Briscoe of Briscoe Sports Group told @hoopshype.
January 24, 2022 | 7:44 pm EST Update
Eric Walden: Suns coach Monty Williams, on facing a depleted Jazz team: “You want to play to a certain standard, regardless of who’s playing. You want to see your system, you want to see your scheme. … I can’t worry about (who is and isn’t available).”