King James has a new castle. The Lakers star, who’s currently competing for an NBA championship in Florida, just bought a Mediterranean-style compound in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $36.75 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Spanning 2.5 acres, the property was sold by the estate of Lee Phillip Bell, the talk show host and “The Young and the Restless” co-creator who died earlier this year.
Shaquille O’Neal, after opening a chicken sandwich shop near the Strip, has bought a house in Las Vegas, records indicate. The 7-foot-1-inch basketball Hall of Famer, known for his powerful dunks, lousy free throws and even worse movies, purchased a home in the Southern Highlands community, at the southern tip of the valley, early this year before the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life across the U.S., property records indicate. The $765,000 sale closed Feb. 19.
Gordon Hayward has a sprawling $3 million mansion in Indiana that sits on nearly seven acres — with a pool, wine cellar and every fancy bell and whistle a house can boast. A grand 2-story entryway, outdoor kitchen, hearth room, theater and ornate woodwork spread throughout. Hayward bought the home in July 2019 from D10 Investments, LLC, for $3 million, according to public records. The former Butler basketball standout and Celtics star has a home in Boston, too. Earlier this year, he was the owner of a third property, a massive Rancho Santa Fe, California, estate worth $3.9 million, but he sold that in March.
Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers paid $4.5 million for a 5,624-square-foot Winter Park home, according to a deed recently filed with Orange County. The residence gives the professional basketball player and former Winter Park High School star a home in one of Central Florida’s most sought-after residential areas.
It looks like the luxury real estate market is still hot in the San Francisco Bay Area. NBA forward Andre Iguodala, previously with the Golden State Warriors and now attached to the Miami Heat, has let go of his mansion in Lafayette, CA. Designed by architect Ken Hertel, the Tuscan-style build was sold in just six weeks. For the athlete, selling quickly may have been more important than making a profit. He purchased the home in 2017 for $3.6 million, and just sold it for $3.65 million.
Shaq’s home court is back up for grabs. The NBA legend just relisted his palatial estate in Florida for $19.5 million, a price cut of about 30% from his original asking price of $28 million.
Shaq bought the home for $3.95 million back in 1993, public records show. He put it on the market for $28 million in 2018 but trimmed the price down to $22 million later that year.
Though he’s played solely for the Golden State Warriors since the 2012 NBA draft, it appears Draymond Green is looking to spend his future off-seasons a bit further south of San Francisco. The three-time All-Star and Michigan native has bounced into a lavish estate in L.A.’s prestigious Brentwood area, the same neighborhood that is also home to other superstar ballers like LeBron James, Blake Griffin, and Russell Westbrook.
Like all Warriors superstars, Green also keeps a luxury residence up north, in California’s searingly pricey Bay Area. Records and research indicate his current main home is a multimillion-dollar, high-floor condo in a luxury skyscraper within San Francisco’s trendy SoMa neighborhood. The mansion-sized penthouse, recently valued at more than $7 million, includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and jetliner views of the city.
Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier and his wife, Laura, have picked up a chic estate in Winter Park, FL, for $2.9 million. The NBA player scored a deal. The Winter Park Chain of Lakes property had been listed earlier in the year for $3.25 million, and had then been dropped to $3.15 million in May, before the Frenchman grabbed it. Overlooking the picturesque Lake Maitland, this sweet pad features timeless design in a convenient neighborhood close to downtown, about a 15-minute drive to the Amway Center, where the Magic normally plays home games.
Basketball big man DeMarcus Cousins is looking to cash out in Las Vegas, listing his 20,000-square-foot showplace for $8 million. Records show the four-time All-Star, who sat out this season with a torn ACL, bought the home through a corporate entity three years ago for $6.5 million. A few miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, the amenity-loaded mansion offers a world of entertainment across nearly two acres. A circular driveway is capped by a porte-cochere entry at the front of the estate, which takes in sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
San Antonio Spurs head coach and general manager Gregg Popovich has reduced the price on his Presidio Heights home in San Francisco for $2.595 million. It previously was listed at $2.675 million.
A Fox Point home is back on the market, this time listed for $3.75 million. The owner is Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, according to Realtor.com. The home was on the market in early 2018 for $3.48 million (see below). Budenholzer, now in his second year with the Bucks, purchased the home that year for $3.15 million, according to public records.
Tristan Thompson is saying goodbye to his Los Angeles home! The Cleveland Cavalier star, 29, has listed home in Encino, California, for $8.5 million. Tomer Fridman of Compass holds the listing. Nestled in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, the modern farmhouse-style residence was built in 2018 and offers seven bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms within its 9864 square feet of living space.
One of DC's most intriguing properties has found a buyer. In January, former Washington Wizard Dwight Howard listed the 10,000 square-foot unit that he owns at the Pierce School on Maryland Avenue NE. Earlier this week, the top-floor residence went under contract. Shortly after signing a contract with the Wizards in 2018, Howard purchased the loft, but put it on the market for $2.475 million after signing with the Los Angeles Lakers last year.
Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox, who is among those gearing up for the NBA’s bubble restart in Orlando, Fla., has put his home in Folsom, Calif., up for sale at $1.7 million. Found about 30 minutes outside of Sacramento, the contemporary home was custom built last year and has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and more than 5,000 square feet of space.
In Bel-Air, the striking home built for basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain has resurfaced with a reduced price tag of $14.9 million, or about $4 million shy of what it originally sought in 2018. Like the basketball star himself — who holds the record for most points scored in an NBA game at 100 — the house possesses a near-mythical quality. Chamberlain had the home built in the ’70s, and it became known as Ursa Major, the star constellation home to the Big Dipper — one of Chamberlain’s many nicknames.
As the NBA looks to restart action in Orlando, Miami Heat wing Andre Iguodala is looking to handle some business across the country. His home near Oakland, Calif., has come up for sale at $3.898 million, records show. Located in Lafayette, the Mediterranean-inspired house was designed by architect Ken Hertel and completed in 2004.
Doc Rivers, a former NBA All-Star player and championship coach, who since 2013 has been the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, is looking to shake up his real estate portfolio, quietly listing a beachfront home in Malibu for nearly $13 million. The house was once owned by TV exec Don Ohlmeyer and leased by Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. Property records indicate the former point guard, who led the Clippers to the playoffs last year but lost in six games to the Golden State Warriors, purchased the Spanish-style residence in 2017 for a bit more than $9.5 million. A quick comparison with online listings at the time of his purchase show the four-bedroom and 5.5-bathroom home, located in a prestigious guard-gated enclave, was subsequently renovated in a relaxed, contemporary style that offers panoramic coastline and endless ocean and sunset views.
The NBA is officially on track for a return, and it looks like Paul George is planning a move of his own. The Clippers star, who can become a free agent in 2021, just put his Hidden Hills mansion on the market for $9.495 million, records show.
A native of L.A. County, George is in for a nice profit if he gets his price; the six-time All-Star paid $7.4 million for the property four years ago. The custom estate spans over an acre, centering on a Mediterranean-style mansion of nearly 16,000 square feet. For some quarantine training, there’s also a basketball court out back.
Chris Paul is back in Los Angeles. The former Clippers star, now with the Oklahoma City Thunder, has bought a newly built home in Encino for a little over $11.1 million, according to sources with knowledge of the deal who were not authorized to discuss it publicly and requested anonymity.
Former NBA star Antonio Davis is looking to pass his large mansion in Suwanee, GA. to a new owner. The home has been on the market for nearly a year with a price tag of $1,624,900. Located in the gated River Club, the home was built in 2007 and features five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and over 7,500 square feet of living space.
Jordan Farmar, a former NBA player and two-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, loves calling Las Vegas his home for the last six years. He now has a hand in building his own. The Los Angeles native, his wife, Jill, a former professional soccer player, and their two daughters will be moving into their new home in Southern Highlands in May. Domanico Custom Homes is constructing the home valued at $3.5 million, and Farmar and his new carpentry skills have helped it along.
The 33-year-old Farmar, who is retired from the NBA, lives in Southern Highlands in a home he has occupied for the last few years. Before that, Farmar bought the 2016 New American Home in MacDonald Highlands in Henderson, which was showcased at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. He lived there for less than a year before moving back to Southern Highlands in a 4,000-square-foot home. “I moved to Vegas (as a tax shelter) while I was still playing,” Farmar said. “The more we stayed out here, the more we fell in love with it and the less I wanted to be in Los Angeles. Now I don’t like to go there at all. I go there and handle my business and come back as soon as possible.”
The NBA vet purchased the place in 2016 for $3,125,000. The residence came on the market two years ago for $3.5 million, and then increased to $3.75 million in 2019. Still, Stojakovic made a modest profit on this sale.
Meyers Leonard’s Oregon residence listed for $3M. Have you ever wanted to live in a mansion? Have you ever wanted to live in a house a Trail Blazer used to call home? Is your answer yes to both questions? Well, you're in luck. If you have an extra $3 million laying around, you can take a mansion off of Meyers Leonard's hands. The house, all 7,934 square feet if it, is nothing short of a dream home.
Houston Rockets guard Ben McLemore has reduced the price of his sparkling black-and-white home in Tarzana, CA, to $2,799,000. McLemore bought the renovated East meets West Coast, traditional-style home for $2.75 million in May 2018. This February, he put the five-bedroom, 6.5-bath home back on the market for $3,099,000.
Houston Rockets guard Ben McLemore is looking to shed an offseason spot in Tarzana, listing his East Coast-inspired home for $2.75 million. That’s $49,000 more than he paid for it two years ago, records show.
The former Oakland Hills home of Golden State Warriors great Kevin Durant has been listed for $5,998,888. The 9,100-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and eight baths, including two separate apartments.
While the NBA is on hiatus, former Thunder star Russell Westbrook found time to wrap up some business back in Oklahoma. His single-story home, which he bought shortly after joining the team in 2008, just sold for $426,900. The nine-time All-Star, who now plays for the Houston Rockets, has purchased plenty of real estate since then. In 2015, he bought a Beverly Crest abode from Scott Disick for $4.65 million and upgraded again three years later, nabbing a Brentwood mansion near LeBron James for $19.75 million. This one’s a bit more modest at just over 3,000 square feet. It sits on a landscaped lot in Edmond, a suburban city a few miles north of the Thunder stadium.
It appears the real estate market wasn’t kind to Patrick Ewing. The basketball hall of famer's New Jersey home, once listed for as much as $6.998 million, sold last week for $2.65 million, Multiple Listing Service records show. That amounts to a $3.7-million loss for Ewing, who paid $6.35 million for the property in 2007.
In the Trousdale section of Beverly Hills, the home of late basketball agent and attorney Dan Fegan has found a buyer at $8.825 million, public records show. Fegan, who died two years ago at 56, represented such NBA superstars as Dwight Howard, John Wall and Amar’e Stoudemire. His single-story home, built in 1968 and since updated, has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in about 4,600 square feet.
Briefly with the Cleveland Cavaliers and now balling for the Utah Jazz, former L.A. Laker Jordan Clarkson seeks $3.35 million for a fairly recently purchased home in L.A.’s proto-suburban Woodland Hills community. The 6’4” guard purchased the then brand-spanking new house not even two years ago for a wee bit less than $3.2 million. Described in listings held by Zeev Perez at Keller Williams as a Cape Cod style home, the roughly 5,800-square-foot, family-sized structure is set behind a low fence and electronic driveway gates with five bedrooms and five full and two half bathrooms.
Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has listed his Paradise Valley home on the market. The home is about 5,600 square feet and has four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, according to the listing. It is listed for $4.195 million.
NBA star Carmelo Anthony just listed his luxury Manhattan property overlooking New York City’s High Line park. The former New York Knicks player, 35 — who left the team to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder, briefly the Houston Rockets, and now, the Portland Trail Blazers — is asking for $12.85 million for the five-bedroom, four-bathroom condo located in the Chelsea neighborhood. Kevin Mallen and Michael Graves of Compass hold the listing.
While competing in his first All-Star Game, Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker found time over the weekend to list his Arizona home for sale. The Paradise Valley estate is up for grabs at $4.195 million, records show. The contemporary digs sit about 15 miles northeast of Talking Stick Resort Arena, where the Suns play. Booker bought the home three years ago for $3.25 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
In contrast to a number of teammates who’ve bought properties in the Milwaukee space, Pat Connaughton has gone a step additional: He is tearing down a dilapidated duplex so he can substitute it with a four-story house constructing. “I’ll attempt to personal this endlessly,” Connaughton, 27, stated on a current morning as he stepped inside the husk of the outdated duplex at the nook of North Milwaukee and East Knapp streets, simply a few blocks from Fiserv Discussion board, the place the Bucks play their residence video games.
However Connaughton might see the future: a three-unit constructing full of recent facilities topped by a 3,132-square-foot penthouse, which he plans to make his residence. Need to be his neighbor? Connaughton goes to hire out the different two models. (Bucks workers can count on a low cost.) He hopes to finish the undertaking by midsummer. If the Bucks win a championship, the parade can launch from his new pad. “I’ll have a housewarming occasion to kick it off,” Connaughton stated.
Connaughton has been constructing a second profession in actual property via his improvement firm, Seashore Home LLC, which is a household affair. His father, Len, is the vp, and Joe Stanton, a childhood good friend, is the director of undertaking administration. The corporate owns 4 properties and bought two others in Portland, Ore., the place Connaughton spent three seasons taking part in for the Path Blazers. Seashore Home additionally owns three properties and bought one other in South Bend, Ind., the place Connaughton was a two-sport star at Notre Dame. And in Milwaukee, he has two initiatives in the works, together with the house constructing close to the enviornment. Connaughton bought the property, which had been vacant for months, for $325,000, and he expects the rebuild to price a further $800,000.
Kenyon Martin, the NBA vet who was the No.1 overall draft pick in 2000, has listed his Tuscan-style estate in Calabasas for sale at $3.599 million. He’s not the only pro athlete to inhabit the home. Four years ago, he bought it from retired major leaguer Jason Kubel for $2.8 million, records show.
Legendary NBA coach Gregg Popovich, who’s currently battling for a playoff spot with the San Antonio Spurs, is handling some business in San Francisco. His three-bedroom condo of nearly two decades just hit the market there for $2.675 million. If it meets its price, it’ll be a nice chunk of change for the five-time NBA champion. Records show that Popovich paid $1.475 million for the home back in 2002.
Curry, who signed a $201 million, five-year contract in 2017, snapped up a condo in the Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission St., a new tower opening in June across from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The price for the 2,800-square-foot condo the Currys bought was just under $8 million, according to real estate sources familiar with the unit and building. The unit is on the 30th floor — coincidentally, Curry wears No. 30 for the Warriors.
Jeff Teague, a point guard for the Atlanta Hawks, bought a 935-square-foot apartment at 1200 Crystal Drive in Crystal City just two months after Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) said it would build its second headquarters in the neighborhood, according to Arlington property records WBJ dug up recently.
Teague, who was playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves at the time, closed on the apartment in January 2019, paying $450,000. That was about $85,000 more than the median sale price for condos and apartments in Arlington County.
After his move from the Washington Wizards to the Los Angeles Lakers last summer, NBA star Dwight Howard is officially ready to part ways with his home in the capital. The athlete recently listed his sprawling Washington, D.C., penthouse with Sotheby’s for $2.475 million.
The San Antonio Spurs are currently fighting for a playoff spot, but once the season is over, point guard Patty Mills will have a nice spot to relax. The veteran recently paid $1.92 million for a coastal home in Hawaii, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The breezy retreat spans an acre in Haleiwa, a waterfront community on the north shore of the island of Oahu.
Former NBA All-Star Steve Francis is dribbling away from his huge home in Houston. The mansion is listed for $5 million. The Maryland native purchased the place in 2003, when he was starring at point guard for the Houston Rockets.
Professional basketball player Chandler Parsons has doubled down in L.A.’s high-end housing market, buying a home in the Hollywood Hills for $6.775 million. The sale, which closed in December, came roughly a week after the Atlanta Hawks forward cut a $9.25-million deal for “CSI” creator Anthony Zuiker’s Malibu compound, the Los Angeles Times previously reported.
NBA fans know two things about Houston Rockets guard James Harden—his beard is legendary and he’s a prolific basketball scorer (he’s averaging 38.3 points per game this season). But that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the $10 million Houston mansion the All-Star scored. Harden’s estate, called Memorial Modern, took three years to build and spans 3.5 acres in Rivercrest, an exclusive enclave in suburban Houston. The 26,000-square-foot ultra-modern manse features a grotto, wine room, casita, prep kitchen, full bar and a fitness room. It’s crafted from commercial-grade steel with minimalist design elements.
A big man needs a big house. Retired NBA power forward Antonio McDyess measures 6 feet 9 inches, and just scored a house of equally epic proportions—a 10,287-square-foot mansion in Houston, TX, that he won at a no-reserve auction for an undisclosed amount. The auction was held on Oct. 3 for the luxury mansion, which was last listed in September for $3,025,000.
This isn't the All-Star's first foray into big-time Houston real estate. In 2013, he listed a waterfront home in nearby Montgomery for $2.275 million, and it sold about a year later for an undisclosed amount.
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Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard will have a shorter commute to the Staples Center after buying a penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live for $6.725 million. Centered on the downtown cityscape, the 4,280-square-foot unit features wood floors, walls of glass, two custom fireplaces and magnetic, wall-mounted iPads for controlling smart home systems. The family room adjoins a center-island kitchen with a breakfast nook. There are three bedrooms.
Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook has put his home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area back up for sale at $5.35 million. That’s about $650,000 shy of the original asking price but still $700,000 more than Westbrook paid for the place in 2015, records show.
“CSI” creator Anthony Zuiker sold his concrete-clad contemporary in Malibu to Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons for $9.25 million. The 1.4-acre property includes a saltwater swimming pool and a covered pavilion perched above a tennis court. The 5,555-square-foot floor plan has a two-story entry, a semicircular living room, a dining room with tray ceilings and five bedrooms. Parsons, 31, previously played for the Memphis Grizzlies, the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets.
Clippers executive and former NBA player Jerry West has sold his home in the Bay Area community of Hayward for $1.585 million. The four-bedroom contemporary has a stucco and stone facade. Steeply pitched roofs face the street and frame the walkway to the front door.
Former Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has put his La Jolla beach home back on the market at $17.75 million. The imposing three-story contemporary, built in 2002, overlooks 50 feet of ocean frontage. Walls of glass move away to bring ocean breezes into the 9,320 square feet of interiors.
West’s leaving behind a 3,468-square-foot Bay Area home with four bedrooms and five baths. It features a master and a junior suite and a patio with both ceiling heat and a fireplace, among many other amenities, including membership in the Stonebrae Country Club.
Former President Barack Obama is now officially a resident of Martha’s Vineyard, after having closed on the Edgartown estate of Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck. The 29-acre Edgartown property on Turkeyland Cove Road was purchased by Turkeyland Cove Nominee Trust for $11.75 million, according to Dukes County Registry of Deeds records. The property had been on the market for $14.8 million, and was assessed at $15.1 million.
NBA big man Aron Baynes, who’s currently enjoying a career year with the Phoenix Suns, is finding success off the court as well. After being traded by the Celtics over the summer, he just sold his townhouse outside Boston for the full asking price of $1.699 million. That’s $114,000 more than he paid shortly after inking a two-year deal with the team worth $11 million in 2018, The Times previously reported.
Robert Sarver, owner of the NBA team Phoenix Suns and the Spanish football team Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, has just sold his five-acre private estate in Paradise Valley, Arizona, for $19.25 million, the highest residential sale ever recorded in the state.
The Manhasset home owned by Chris Mullin, basketball Hall of Famer, five-time NBA All-Star and former St. John's coach, is on the market for $3,199,500. Mullin has lived in the home with wife, Elizabeth, for the past two decades.
Twenty-seven years later, the four-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony, alongside Mayor Ras Baraka, at an $80 million, 22-story building at 50 Rector Park in the Newark Downtown District. The development, known around town as “Shaq Tower,” is the first high-rise apartment building to join the city’s skyline in more than 50 years. The project came about as a public-private partnership between Shaq, the city, the state of New Jersey, New Brunswick-based Boraie Development and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group. The new tower was also boosted by a $24 million New Jersey Department of Economic Development Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit. The building’s one million square feet of space includes ground-floor retail space and 169 residential units—with monthly rents ranging from $1,800 to $2,895—as well as a gym, co-working lounge, private dining room, sky deck and Amazon lockers.
A contemporary California home belonging to former NBA superstar Shaquille "Shaq" O’Neal is set to bounce onto the market in the next few days Mansion Global has learned. Nestled in the gated community of Bell Canyon in the Simi Hills—roughly 35 miles from Los Angeles—the spread will have a $2.5 million price tag attached to it when it lists with Tomer Fridman and Jonathan Siegfried of Compass.
It is the first high-rise apartment in Newark in more than 50 years. O’Neal, a Newark native, was part of the public-private partnership group between that state that helped develop the building.
Another plush North Texas residential estate is hitting the auction block – this one in Southlake. The 4.83-acre estate on Dove Road has a 16,477-square-foot mansion with all the frills you’d expect and more. It’s being sold by retired NBA all-star player Jermaine O’Neal and comes with a full-court basketball gym.
Now that’s she’s joined the Cleveland Cavaliers as an assistant coach, Lindsay Gottlieb is ready to move on from her Oakland, CA, home. The Mediterranean-style mansion just landed on the market for $1.3 million. She picked up the beautifully appointed home in the foothills for $1.2 million in 2014, during her Cal coaching stint.
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki isn’t downsizing in his retirement. The NBA legend just purchased a landmark North Dallas estate that will give him room to practice his free throw and lounge around the backyard pool. Nowitzki bought the Preston Hollow estate previously owned by the late Dallas billionaire Charles Wyly. The 11,394-square-foot mansion at 5906 Deloache Avenue hit the market last year with a price tag of $8.25 million.
As Rudy Gay embarks on his third season with the San Antonio Spurs, he’s looking to finish off his stay in Florida. The 14-year veteran just listed his palm-topped mansion in Southwest Ranches for $3.475 million. Records show Gay paid $2.13 million for the home in 2014 and added a personal touch to the 2.3-acre grounds: a basketball court with a UConn theme; he played two years of basketball at the University of Connecticut.
Gilbert’s cultivation of the Trump family appears to have paid off: Three swaths of downtown Detroit were selected as opportunity zones under the Trump tax law, extending a valuable tax break to Gilbert’s real estate empire. Gilbert’s relationship with the White House helped him win his desired tax break, an email obtained by ProPublica suggests. In February 2018, as the selection process was underway, a top Michigan economic development official asked her colleague to call Quicken’s executive vice president for government affairs about opportunity zones. “They worked with the White House on it and want to be sure we are coordinated,” wrote the official, Christine Roeder, in an email with the subject line “Quicken.”
Gilbert influenced the local selection process, as well, other emails obtained by ProPublica show: Quicken’s top lobbyist was so enmeshed in the process, his name appears on an opportunity zone map made by the city economic development organization, recommending part of downtown be included in the tax break. No other non-city officials are named on the document. The result has likely already been a boon to Gilbert: Multiple studies have found that property values in opportunity zones increased because of the tax break. Gilbert has put an estimated $3 billion into buying and renovating properties in Detroit, the vast majority now in opportunity zones.
The White House, Treasury Department and Quicken Loans all declined to answer repeated questions about Gilbert’s interactions with the Trump administration regarding opportunity zones. Roeder didn’t respond to requests for comment. A spokesperson for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation declined to elaborate on the email mentioning Quicken’s work with the White House. In a statement, Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans vice president of government affairs, acknowledged Gilbert’s companies gave input to the state but said they “did not exercise any inappropriate influence.” The companies “joined a wide range of stakeholders in providing feedback into the Opportunity Zone selection process,” he said. “The State of Michigan engaged interested parties, asked for their input, and encouraged participants to share the State of Michigan’s request for input with other potentially interested groups.”
Experts say two of the downtown Detroit tracts are islands of wealth in the city, one of the poorest in the nation. They are significantly wealthier by median income than the surrounding area. They include Gilbert-owned office space with high-end tenants including Microsoft, JP Morgan and Quicken Loans. The boutique Shinola Hotel sits in another Gilbert property that is now in one of the opportunity zones. While the tax break is supposed to generate new development, Gilbert already has several long-planned projects located in the newly designated zones, including the construction of a glass-and-steel skyscraper on the historic Hudson’s department store site.
Former NBA player Mike Dunleavy Jr. has listed his New York City apartment for $7 million. After accepting an assistant general manager role with the Golden State Warriors, he’s headed west and moving on from his Tribeca digs.
He was once one of the highest-paid players on the New York Knicks. Now Allan Houston may be cashing in again with the sale of his palatial estate just outside New York City. For a cool $16 million dollars, the 19,000-square-foot French revival home, located less than an hour from Madison Square Garden, features a whopping 26 rooms, including eight bedrooms, 10 marble bathrooms and two powder rooms.
Though NBA superstar Paul “PG-13” George was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers less than two months ago, the Palmdale, Calif. native and his longtime partner Daniela Rajic apparently like the West Coast so much that they’re already upgrading their local residential circumstances. Records reveal George has forked out nearly $16.1 million for a three-story, elevator-equipped mansion in Pacific Palisades, on L.A.’s spectacularly pricey Westside. As it turns out, the Palisades manse in question sports a celebrity pedigree. Despite being built only five years ago — in late 2014 — the house has already changed hands thrice. Back in late 2015, fellow NBA superstar and former Clipper DeAndre Jordan shelled out $12.7 million for the then-brand-new property, though he lived there for less than six months before putting it up for sale and eventually dumping the oversized abode at a million-dollar loss to local hedge funder Curtis Macnguyen.
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Dwyane Wade will always be a legend in Miami sports lore, but he may not be a homeowner in Miami Beach much longer. The former Miami Heat and Marquette Golden Eagles star has offered his mansion at 5980 N. Bay Road, Miami Beach, for sale at $32.5 million, according to a listing by Brett Harris with Douglas Elliman. The brokerage declined to comment on the listing.
Wade bought the Miami Beach home through a trust for $10.645 million in 2010, the same year the Heat landed the “Big 3” of Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Wade made significant renovations to the property since then.
Retired Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is selling his Miami Beach estate. Asking price: $32.5 million. The 14,000-square-foot estate on North Bay Road comes with six bedrooms, nine full and two half baths, swimming pool, wine room, game room, home theater and of course, an outdoor basketball court. It sits on an acre-sized lot fronting Biscayne Bay.
A clear glistening pool surrounded by a yard with not a blade of grass out of place. Pacers jerseys hanging perfectly in a row inside a blue and gold basketball room. A kitchen straight out of a magazine and a master bedroom that looks like a hotel suite. Less than three months after basketball legend Larry Bird put his $2.3 million Indianapolis English manor up for sale, it flew off the market. Every little detail inside and outside the Washington Township home was scrupulous, said Brian Sanders, with Century 21 Scheetz, who represented the buyers and used to live down the street from Bird.
Though the property was technically acquired by a mysteriously-named entity, a deep dive into records confirms the $31 million buyer is not a tech bajillionaire or foreign investor but rather professional basketball’s own Stephen Curry — a man currently signed to a whopping $201 million contract with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors — and his wife Ayesha.
Curry has been a busy real estate bee over the past year — back in January, he sold a $6.3 million Alamo, Calif. mansion at a slight profit; that same month, he also unloaded his North Carolina starter home at a slight loss. The 31-year-old’s Atherton residential splurge will run him approximately $330,000 in annual property taxes alone, several times the amount of his current residence, another $6 million Alamo mansion that was purchased only last year.
A four-bedroom, 2,280-square-foot house in south suburban Matteson has the unusual distinction of having been sold on two occasions in the past six months by two separate and now-retired, Chicago-born NBA stars: Dwyane Wade and Tim Hardaway. Wade was the much longer owner of the house, which is in Matteson’s Trinity Creeks neighborhood. He paid $390,000 for it in 2006 with his then-wife, Siohvaughn. After the couple’s divorce, Wade was awarded the house in 2014.
In March, Wade sold the Matteson house for $235,000. And the buyer? An Illinois limited liability company whose owner is Hardaway. Like Wade, Hardaway also is a Chicago-area native and prep basketball star who went on to great success in the NBA. Hardaway didn’t own the Matteson house for anywhere near as long as Wade did, however. Hardaway sold it on July 31 for $269,000, according to public records.
Golden State Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob has purchased a mansion in Malibu, Calif. for $29.1 million, reports Variety.
The luxurious 5,512 square foot home on Carbon Beach blends indoor-outdoor living with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a loggia and outdoor kitchen, fire pit and hot tub. Inside, there are five bedrooms and six baths. The property also touts a home theater, elevator and glass room gym, among many other amenities.
September 25, 2022 | 7:41 pm EDT Update
Russell Westbrook was wearing a bucket hat, flip-flops and a smile inside the conference room in his Avenue of the Stars offices. Trade talks stalled, training camp on the cusp and Westbrook hardly had to consider the question: Do you feel wanted by the Los Angeles Lakers? “I don’t need to,” Westbrook told ESPN recently. “I need to just do my job. Whether I’m wanted or not doesn’t really matter. I think the most important thing is that I show up for work and I do the job like I’ve always done it: Be professional and go out and play my ass off and compete.”
Westbrook spoke of getting back to work in the gym sooner in the past offseason than he has ever done in his career, about a summer full of conversations with Lakers coach Darvin Ham, about a “connection” and “trust” with Ham’s vision to utilize him in a way that impacts winning on these Lakers. Maybe that’s as a starter or maybe it’s off the bench. “I’m all-in on whatever it takes for this team to win,” Westbrook said. “I’m prepared for whatever comes my way.”
He sure isn’t here to tell you that his and the Lakers’ debacle of a season caused him to have to fight to keep his confidence. “No, I didn’t have to fight that,” Westbrook said. “I had to fight my response on how it affects the people close to me. To me, that was the important part. Confidence is not something I lack. Yes, there were times last season that I wanted to play better — that I should’ve played better — but my confidence never wavers. Having bad games is part of the NBA, and I understand that. The only thing it affected for me was the impact that it had on the people closest to me — my mom, dad, wife, brother, close friends. We’ve never had to deal with that as a family. That was the most difficult thing — being booed in the arena and having my kids there.”
Shams Charania: Sources: The Lakers plan to sign G/F Matt Ryan on a non-guaranteed deal. Four-year NBA veteran Dwayne Bacon is also working toward training camp deal with the Lakers. Ryan was with the Celtics on a two-way last season.