The New York Knicks’ Evan Fournier is no longer a player in Orlando’s housing market. The former Orlando Magic player on Sept. 1 sold his Winter Park home at 1711 Via Tuscany for $2.7 million, according to documents filed with Orange County Sept. 2. According to Orange County Property Appraiser records, that was the last Orange County property owned by Fournier, who was traded by the Magic to the Boston Celtics in March.
The home drew a purchase price 17% higher than it originally cost, as Fournier and his wife Laura Kebe bought the home for $2.3 million in 2016. Of course, the median home price in Central Florida’s hot housing market shot up 55% from July 2016 to July 2021, according to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. This is the second Central Florida home Fournier sold since January. In February, he sold a 6,384-square-foot Winter Park home to fellow NBA player Courtney Lee for $3.05 million.
Fresh off signing a four-year deal with the Houston Rockets worth $36 million, former Celtic Daniel Theis wrapped up business in Boston by selling his custom Colonial-style home for $2.21 million. It’s a nice return for the German-born big man, who paid $1.8 million for it last year, a few months after re-signing with the Celtics in 2019.
Former NBA star Andrew Bogut has made the most of his time in lockdown in Melbourne, selling his Concord house on the quiet for $4.1 million. This is the renovated Californian bungalow Bogut and his wife Jessica listed in June last year after he quit the Sydney Kings having moved to Melbourne.
The Boguts purchased the house opposite Henley Park in almost new condition in 2018 for $3.5 million – no finance required – after they returned to live in Australia after almost 20 years playing in the United States.
Last month's promotion with a short-term rental company may have succeeded in finding a buyer for the former Highland Park home of NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen. Pippen purchased the nearly 2.7 estate new in 2004 for $2.225 million. It sits on a 2.7 parcel on Old Mill Road adjacent to wooded park district property and the Skokie River.
Bill Russell, the most decorated player in NBA history, is selling his longtime home on Mercer Island. Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Managing broker Eddie Chang has the $2.6 million listing. Russell has lived in the house for almost 50 years.
“I was offered the head coaching job with the Sonics in 1974. When I took the job I was a single parent and chose Mercer Island because it had the best schools in the Pacific Northwest,” Russell told the Business Journal by email. “The house was not built for me. I was actually looking at the house next door, but it was not private enough. I not only purchased this house but the two lots above me for the added privacy, and a number of years ago sold them but still maintained my privacy here at the house.”
Russell won 11 NBA titles in his 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics. He became the first Black coach of a major professional team in America when he was named the player-coach of the Celtics in 1966. “I have left behind my trophy case and an autographed ball for the next owner, and I hope they enjoy the home as much as I have over the last almost 50 years,” he said.
The San Antonio Spurs, in partnership with other investors, plan to transform nearly 50 acres near Six Flags Fiesta into the Human Performance Campus, which will include new training facilities for the NBA team, as well as a mix of medical, research, retail, office and park development.
The landmark project will cost approximately $510 million to construct and could temper concerns that the city’s lone major league sports franchise is a target for relocation, while also positioning San Antonio as a major hub for sports- and performance-related science and medicine. “For many years we have been working on this project,” said R.C. Buford, CEO of Spurs Sports & Entertainment.
The Brooklyn Park City Council gave the green light to Devean George’s nonprofit, Building Blocks, to build an 83-unit, five-story apartment building at 7621 Brooklyn Boulevard North. The building would also have space for a restaurant and retail on the bottom level, and 20 percent of the units would be affordable.
Kevin Durant still has off-season love for Southern California, it would seem. Two summers ago, the perennial All-Star bounced out of his oceanfront Malibu villa, selling the $12.2 million house to “CSI” television franchise creator Anthony Zuiker. A professional move from the NBA’s Golden State Warriors to the Brooklyn Nets soon followed. But now Durant is back, and the 32-year-old holds the keys to a $15.6 million mansion in Hidden Hills, a celebrity-packed guard-gated city in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.
Built this year by a local developer on speculation, the house was pre-sold to Durant prior to its completion, and was never on the market — so details remain exceptionally slim. But the two-story mansion is large, probably around 10,000 square feet, and was designed in the trendy modern farmhouse architectural style. Sited near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a 1.8-acre lot, the spacious property is a literal stone’s throw from the $17.5 million mansion of fellow NBA star Ben Simmons.
Retired lawyer Donald Schupak, best known for negotiating the ABA/NBA merger in 1976, put his Upper East Side pad back on the market — for $21 million. He first listed his home for $30 million back in 2015.
At 6 feet, 7 inches tall, New Orleans Pelicans superstar Zion Williamson doesn’t often get rejected at the basketball goal. But it was a different story this week when he and his family faced off with the city’s Historic District Landmarks Commission, which swatted away their plan to add a home theater, a workout space and other rooms on top of a 233-year-old Garden District mansion they bought last year.
HDLC approval was required because adding a level to the First Street house would have required the removal of 62% of the home’s existing roof, and part of the addition would have been visible from the street. At a virtual hearing Wednesday, the HDLC unanimously dunked the request after expressing concern about the “precedent” it would set for other properties in the historic district, home to some of the grandest houses in New Orleans.
Kevin Garnett just sold his massive Malibu property for $16 million bucks ... but the lucky buyer is gonna be shelling out even more dough -- 'cause the house isn't even finished!!! TMZ Sports has learned ... the NBA Hall of Famer purchased the estate when he was with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2003, but decided to start a massive renovation project in 2013.
Clutch Points: Ben Simmons has reportedly purchased a $17.5M mansion in Hidden Hills, CA. (via @DirtDotCom) pic.twitter.com/QJNIVShaLU
Danny Ainge is moving on from the Celtics — and he’s apparently moving on from Massachusetts as well. The former Celtics president of basketball ops. has listed his home in Wellesley. You can own the home of a two-time NBA champion player and one-time champion executive for the cool price of $4.5 million.
Former Orlando Magic player Victor Oladipo has bought a shopping center in MetroWest as retail real estate remains hot in Central Florida. Oladipo's VO Spv Real Estate LLC spent $7.6 million to buy Metro Station at 2252 S. Kirkman Road on June 7, Orange County records showed. Metro Station Shopping Center LLC was the seller.
After selling their luxury Miami Beach, FL, condo on the exclusive Fisher Island for $16.25 million in February, the tennis great Caroline Wozniacki and the former NBA All-Star David Lee have made another move. However, the athletic couple didn’t venture too far afield. Instead, they snapped up the last unit in the same high-end building for $18.7 million. Their latest purchase in the Palazzo Del Sol is a penthouse, which spans 6,644 square feet and features four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a rooftop oasis.
Retired NBA star Dwyane Wade has sold his Miami Beach estate for $22 million, nearly two years after putting it on the market for $32.5 million. Mr. Wade bought the property in 2010 for $10.645 million and renovated it, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo, a two-time All Star, purchased a mansion in Miami Beach for $7.75 million, according to a source familiar with the deal.
Paul Pierce’s Calabasas mansion — which he decked out with a bowling alley lined with Boston Celtics memorabilia and a basketball court emblazoned with the team’s logo during his decade-long stay — just sold for $8.7 million. Records show the retired basketball star paid $6.5 million for the home in 2009 a year after he won an NBA title with the Celtics along with Finals MVP honors.
Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer has purchased a condominium unit in the Historic Third Ward for $1.1 million, according to state records. Budenholzer bought a bi-level condo on the top floor of the Marine Terminal Lofts, at 311 E. Erie St. The 3,043-square-foot, three-bedroom unit features a large outdoor deck, a foyer opening to an “entertaining nirvana,” and exotic Tigerwood floors, according to online listings.
Basketball legend Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal is finally looking for a slam-dunk sale of his central Florida estate. And to sweeten the deal for a new owner, the 30,000-plus-square-foot spread has undergone a redesign — one that’s noticeably missing its previous unique touches. Located near Orlando in Windermere, the property — which O’Neal purchased for $3.95 million in 1993 and later expanded — asks $16.5 million.
In January, the 7-foot-1 O’Neal had a sale pending for the mansion, but the deal reportedly soon fell through for unclear reasons, according to the Orlando Business Journal.
With a $103 million contract under his five-time All-Star belt — plus the looming prospect of his upcoming free agency — Kawhi Leonard can afford to live anywhere he pleases. But the Rolls Royce-driving Clippers baller has chosen to splash out $17.1 million in L.A.’s sunny Pacific Palisades neighborhood, on a luxe if somewhat conservatively styled mansion atop a promontory, where the panoramic ocean views are guaranteed to wow his guests.
Of course, the 29-year-old Moreno Valley native is no stranger to big real estate splurges. Leonard still owns a sumptuous estate in the equestrian-oriented San Diego suburb of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., acquired in 2019 for $13.3 million. And during basketball season, he bunks up in a $6.7 million condo at the ritzy Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, the skyscraper condo complex that sits high above the Staples Center, and where other moneyed residents include fellow pro basketballer Lonzo Ball, Lakers owner Jim Buss, and horror movie maestro Jason Blum.
There’s big, and then there’s DeMarcus Cousins’ house in Las Vegas. The NBA star just sold his 20,000-square-foot Sin City showplace for $7.5 million, or half a million shy of what he was asking for it last year.
Cousins, who spent most of his basketball career with the Sacramento Kings, paid $6.5 million for the vaguely Mediterranean mansion four years ago. The estate reached its peak value a year before the 2008 market crash, selling for $12 million in 2007, records show.
Michael Jordan hasn’t slam-dunked a buyer on his Illinois mansion in its nine years on the market, The Post has learned. Jordan, 58, purchased the Highland Park estate with his wife at the time, Juanita Vanoy, in 1991 for $2 million – the same year he won his first of six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.
Jordan initially listed the 7-acre home in 2012 for a whopping $29 million. But without any offers, the nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom abode is now on the market for $14,855,000. In 2013, one year after the property first hit the market, the price fell to $21 million. It was then relisted the same year for $16 million. Jordan has not budged on a new price since it hit $14.8 million in 2015.
Three months after being traded to the Lakers, Dennis Schroder has found a place to stay. Records show the German-born point guard just spent $4.275 million on contemporary home in Tarzana — about 20 miles from Staples Center.
The San Fernando Valley neighborhood has housed plenty of Lakers over the years including Derek Fisher and Nick Young. Schroder’s spot first hit the market last summer at $4.5 million, records show.
Selling six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire’s Southwest Ranches mansion was a slam dunk, as it went under contract for the full list priced after only four days on the market. Miami-raised rapper Rick Ross dropped $3.5 million in cash on the 8,675-square-foot home at 16800 Berkshire Court, in the Landmark Ranch Estates neighborhood. It was sold by Stoudemire’s Carsares Trust.
Kyle Lowry was asking $5.3 million for his Toronto home. This week, it sold firm for $5.12 million. That’s a shade less than the $5.25 million Lowry paid for the property in 2017, the same summer he signed the biggest deal of his career — a three-year contract worth $100 million to play point guard for Toronto’s NBA team.
The home, owned by KL7 Inc., a nod to Lowry’s uniform number, was put on the market about a month ago, only days before the Raptors announced they’ll play the remainder of their 72-game schedule in Tampa, Fla., where they’ve been playing “home” games at Amalie Arena since the season began in December. Currently playing out the final year of his contract, Lowry’s NBA future remains uncertain.
Wanna live like a King? You can buy the enormous Brentwood mansion LeBron James called home ... if you're willing to drop $20 mil! The NBA superstar has listed the 9,500-square-foot estate he purchased back in 2015 -- a colonial-style mansion on Rockingham Ave. And, if that street sounds familiar ... it's because of the O.J. Simpson connection. Bron's home is actually just a few blocks from the infamous Rockingham estate where O.J. lived when Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman were murdered in 1994.
Three months after being traded to the Lakers, Dennis Schroder has found a place to stay. Records show the German-born point guard just spent $4.275 million on contemporary home in Tarzana — about 20 miles from Staples Center. The San Fernando Valley neighborhood has housed plenty of Lakers over the years including Derek Fisher and Nick Young. Schroder’s spot first hit the market last summer at $4.5 million, records show.
The extraordinary spaciousness of Amar’e Stoudemire’s South Florida mansion is perhaps unsurprising given that its current owner stands six foot ten inches tall. But now, someone else will have the chance to live under its soaring ceilings, because the former NBA star and six-time All-Star has put the ultraprivate 2.3-acre property on the market for $3.5 million. With doorways that measure 10 feet in height, the home appears from the outside to have several levels, but in actuality, Stoudemire sought out the property more than a decade ago specifically because it’s a single-story home. “We just wanted a nice family-style home with no stairs,” his wife Alexis told Architectural Digest in 2017. “Basically a sanctuary for us to get away from everything.’
In his home state of Florida, basketball veteran Amar’e Stoudemire is asking $3.5 million for his custom king-sized home. The big man, who racked up six all-star nominations as a member of the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks, paid $3.7 million for the property a decade ago, records show.
It's been just a little over a year since the NBA free agent Chandler Parsons purchased a brand-new, stylish home in the famous Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills for $6,775,000. Now the small forward is switching his strategy—he's put the home back on the market for $10.9 million
After five seasons in the front office for the NBA's Sacramento Kings, the former NBA center Vlade Divac was shown the door in August 2020. Now Divac is divesting his real estate holdings in the capital city. He's put his downtown Sacramento home on the market for $1.65 million.
Divac purchased the downtown digs in April 2018 for $910,000 in the middle of his tenure as the general manager of the Kings. He's also lived in the neighboring Sacramento County town of Carmichael. In 2016, Carmichael's Chamber of Commerce named him "Person of the Year." His former residence in Pacific Palisades recently sold again in November, for $3,436,000. He had purchased the property in 2004 for $2.5 million and sold it in 2015 for $2,711,500.
Anthony Davis is making passes on and off the court this season. The Lakers big man, who inked a five-year deal worth $190 million with the team in December, just sold his Westlake Village mansion for $6.6 million. It’s a relatively short stay for Davis; records show he picked up the property in 2018 and was traded to the Lakers a year later.
Tristan Thompson looks to be parting with his Ohio home as well. The home, which resides along the water in the village of Bratenahl, is on the market for $3.25 million, a big leap from what Thompson paid in 2015, which was $1.9 million, Realtor.com reported, making the home the most expensive in Bratenahl.
It took some patience — six long months of patience — but Paul “PG-13” George has finally managed to unload his mammoth mansion out in guard-gated Hidden Hills, deep within L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. The 1.35-acre property went for $8.4 million, a cut under the $9.5 million asking price but still significantly more than the $7.4 million paid back in 2016 by the NBA baller and his longtime partner, former stripper Daniela Rajic.
Former Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah on Dec. 15 sold his five-bedroom, 5,018-square-foot house in Bannockburn for $1.09 million.
Noah took a substantial loss on the Bannockburn house, which he bought for $1.5 million in 2008. He listed the house for $1.44 million in September and then cut his asking price to $1.37 million in October.
With all the Los Angeles real estate moves Blake Griffin is making, you’d think he’s still a Clipper. The Detroit Pistons star just bought his second Brentwood home this year right before the start of the NBA season, shelling out $5.87 million for a 1930s traditional.
If he wants to visit his other Brentwood home, all he’ll have to do is hop the fence out back. His new spot sits directly behind his other one, a modern farmhouse that he bought in the spring for $19.1 million. If he combines the two lots, the compound will exceed an acre.
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton reportedly has sold his luxury Charlotte, N.C. condo to a new starring attraction in the city. Charlotte Hornets 2020 first-round pick LaMelo Ball has purchased the ex-Carolina Panthers QB's former home for nearly $3 million, per Panthers beat reporter Sheena Quick. The condo had been on the market since July.
According to the listing, the 3,335 square-foot space has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. NBA legend and Hornets owner Michael Jordan owns the seventh floor of the building, per the Charlotte Observer.
About a year and a half after the Rockets traded him away, basketball star Chris Paul has wrapped up his business in Houston, selling a modern mansion on the west side of the city. The sale price was not disclosed, but records show the All-Star point guard was itching to sell. A month after the Rockets dealt him to the Thunder, he listed the property for $8.3 million and trimmed the price three times over the next year. It was most recently offered at $7.2 million.
About a year and a half after the Houston Rockets traded him away, basketball star Chris Paul has wrapped up his business in Houston, selling a modern mansion on the west side of the city. The sale price was not disclosed, but records show the All-Star point guard was itching to sell.
A month after the Rockets dealt him to the Oklahoma City Thunder, he listed the property for $8.3 million and trimmed the price three times over the next year. It was most recently offered at $7.2 million. Paul picked up the place in April 2018, which was a few months before he signed a $160-million extension with the Rockets that would’ve keep him in Houston for the next four years.
Around a week after agreeing to a max deal with the Miami Heat, Bam Adebayo surprised his mom with a new house for her birthday. Via Instagram, Adebayo posted photos of himself and his mom inside the house. Most NBA players have a very special relationship with their mothers. Adebayo joins a good chunk of players who have gifted their mothers for everything they’ve done.
Deron Williams, formerly of the Brooklyn Nets, has finally sold his Tribeca penthouse at 35 North Moore St. for less than half its original asking price. Williams paid $15.8 million for the glam pad in 2013 and then made a splash, listing it for $33.5 million in 2015. But it took a pandemic — and multiple price slashes — before it finally found a buyer, who loved its massive size and COVID-friendly outdoor spaces.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Kyle Korver is looking to pass his Santa Barbara, CA, home to a new owner for $3,995,000. The SoCal native purchased the retreat in 2012 for $1.5 million. The “incredibly renovated” hillside home has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 3,960 square feet of living space. The contemporary home features muted tones of gray and beige.
Former NBA sixth man of the year Ben Gordon is selling his home court in Encino, listing the modern two-story for $2.9 million. The basketball veteran stands to make a nice little profit if he gets his price; records show he dropped $2.6 million on the property when it was newly built in 2017.
Meyers Leonard is spending his offseason in style. The veteran big man, who reached the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat before losing to the Lakers, is renting out a Mediterranean-style villa in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $35,000 a month.
The home, which was built in 2005 and last traded hands for about $3 million in 2013, sits on a quarter of an acre above Benedict Canyon. Juliet balconies line the front of the house, and listing photos show a basketball hoop perched above the three-car garage. Inside, five bedrooms and six bathrooms are spread across 6,200 square feet.
NBA Central: De’Aaron Fox has sold his house in Folsom, California for just over $1.7 million 💰 pic.twitter.com/vS9sIj6Uk6
Vanessa Bryant, wife of late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, is asking $1.995 million for an investment home she owns in Irvine. She and Kobe bought it back in 2013, records show. Found a few miles away from her main residence in Newport Coast, the single-story abode is tucked into a cul-de-sac in the gated community of Summit at Turtle Ridge.
It’s been a great month for JaVale McGee. Just a few days after winning an NBA championship with the Lakers, the big man has sold his Encino home of five years for $2.49 million. He’ll walk away with a profit of about $70,000 compared with 2015, when he bought the Mediterranean-style retreat from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Anthony for $2.42 million. Designed for entertaining, the secluded property is tucked behind two sets of gates and centers on a three-story home of nearly 6,300 square feet. Out back, palm trees and string lights top a resort-style space with a swimming pool, spa, gazebo, shower room and cabana with a bar.
The recently retired NBA great Vince Carter has scored a posh place in Georgia. The eight-time All-Star bought a mansion in Atlanta for $6,687,000. After a 22-year career in the league, Carter officially retired in June and apparently had time to house hunt. The home was listed in July for $6.8 million, and was slightly discounted, to clinch a deal that closed in August.
Gregg Popovich just bagged $3 million for his mansion in San Antonio, the city where he led the San Antonio Spurs to five NBA championships over the last 24 years. Records show the coach bought the home back in 2005 a few months after leading the team to its third title. The sale was a multi-year effort for Popovich, who first asked $4.5 million in 2018 before eventually trimming the tag to $3.1 million over the summer.
Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker just closed a deal in the desert, selling his Arizona home for $3.45 million, records show.
That’s about $750,000 shy of his February asking price but still $200,000 more than he paid in 2017. A year after picking up the property, he inked a five-year deal with the Suns worth $158 million.
Wood accents and glass walls touch up whitewashed, minimalist living spaces, including an indoor-outdoor great room and dining room with wine storage. Elsewhere are four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a theater room and an office across 5,600 square feet.
Although the deal was extensively reported in July, it’s only today — fittingly, near the end of a fantastic Lakers season — that LeBron James has finally closed on his $36.8 million residential upgrade in the 90210, a multi-structure compound packing fantastic views and a storied, only-in-Hollywood pedigree. Built in the 1930s, the colorful Mediterranean-esque villa was owned for years by Charles Boyer, an Oscar-nominated leading man actor of that era who starred in a number of black-and-white classics, among them “Conquest” and “Algiers.”
James also continues to own two separate mansions in L.A.’s posh Brentwood neighborhood. The first was scooped up for $21 million in 2015 and has remained vacant for most of the time since. The second estate, the NBA superstar’s current main residence, is sited on plum hillltop and was purchased for $23 million in 2017. Jeff Hyland and Rick Hilton of Hilton & Hyland held the listing.
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.
August 7, 2022 | 4:31 pm EDT Update
Goran Dragic talked to the Slovenian press before Saturday’s prep game against Montenegro and explained his motivation about his return to the Slovenian national team. “I predict the semi-finals, but then anything is possible”, said a smiling Dragic, who is ready to defend the title he won together with a young Luka Doncic back in 2017. However, after five years things are different and Dragic understands it: “In my opinion, I will play a little less minutes, it will not be at that level. I don’t know how much I played, 36 minutes per game? Everything will depend on how I feel. The role will definitely be different. I was Batman, but now I’ll be Robin. The most important thing will be to make sure we have good chemistry and be a leader on the court and lift guys up when it’s most difficult. My role remains the same, Luka’s may have changed a bit more, but I believe that everyone has their own role in the national team and that there will be no problems. We all understand each other, we are one big team, and that’s why we can make a good result. That chemistry is what other teams don’t have.”
Dragic had also to convince the Chicago Bulls to let him play, something that was not ideal for them: “When I had a medical exam with Chicago and sat down with them, they said I’d rather not play. I said I’d rather and in the end it’s the player who decides. I had to go to Chicago, undergo a medical examination and everything else. When you go to a medical examination, you always wait for the results, because you never know what can happen”.
And Dragic knows that the Eurobasket will not be a walk in the park: “This will be my toughest championship so far. I think a lot of national teams have players from the NBA. I believe that we will have good chances. I did not return to the national team to play for fifth or sixth place. The desire is for a medal, but now, as I said, it is necessary to go step by step”.
Law Murray: For the first time since 2017, Norman Powell is playing today @DrewLeague for Hometown Favorites He is the first current LA Clippers player to play at Drew League since Montrezl Harrell in 2019. pic.twitter.com/7fDl7wv6Lv
Clutch Points: LaVar Ball EJECTED during LiAngelo Ball’s 52-point eruption in the Drew League 🔥 pic.twitter.com/BxHelwimCl
August 7, 2022 | 3:16 am EDT Update
Make no mistake, though: Much as Wood seemed to revel in the chance to take a breather and hang with young fans, he said he’s wholly focused on the possibilities that lie ahead with his tenure on the Mavs. “It’s a great opportunity for me and for this organization to try and take that next step,” Christian Wood said. “I just want to win games. My main objective is to try and get to the Finals.”
“I’m still counting my blessings and happy to be here,” he said. Specifically, the 6-foot-9 center was speaking about being a Maverick. But on Thursday, that gratitude could also extend to his time with the kids he got to work out with in Plano. “I was once that little kid that would look up to NBA players and hope that he would sign my shoe or hope that I would be able to meet him in person,” he said. “With kids, I can be myself and I can be a kid myself. So it’s fun.”