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.
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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.
Kawhi Leonard is officially on the prowl for his new home … checking out some of the best available cribs in Los Angeles … starting with an incredible $10 million pad!! TMZ Sports has learned … the Clippers superstar has been lookin’ for a place to hang his hat recently … exploring all the nicest houses L.A. has to offer (and there’s a lot). Leonard was spotted visiting a spot on the Sunset Strip earlier this week … and we gotta say, the dude has great taste.
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.
Moving to Europe has spurred Mario Chalmers to part with his stately home in North Carolina. Located in Matthews, the massive 11,011-square-foot manor has landed on the market for $2.2 million.
NBA All-Star Chris Paul is dribbling away from his Houston, TX, home. After being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder last month, the former Houston Rockets point guard has listed his posh property for $8.3 million. He didn’t own this massive mansion for very long—the residence last changed hands in April 2018. Although the price Paul paid is undisclosed, the home was on the market for $6.9 million.
A native of Long Beach, CA, Landry Fields parlayed his five-season NBA career into a role as a scout, so he knows a thing or two about making smart choices. He also possesses a keen eye for real estate— as evidenced by his home in Rossmoor, CA. The 5,408-square-foot house is now on the market for $2.65 million.
Barack and Michelle Obama may soon become Kennedy adjacent because we’ve learned they’re in escrow for a remarkable, mega-expensive, Martha’s Vineyard estate. Multiple island sources tell us the Obamas are in escrow for the estate owned by Boston Celtics owner, Wyc Grousbeck. The former Prez and First Lady have been renting the house this summer and loved it so much, we’ve learned they made an offer. The property is listed at $14,850,000. Our sources say they’re paying less, but we don’t know how much.
Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly buying a Martha’s Vineyard mansion [belonging to Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck]. The listing agent for the property declined comment when reached by the Globe. A Celtics representative also declined comment; a spokesperson for Obama could not immediately be reached.
In fact, the Obamas had been renting Grousbeck’s home — a seven-bedroom, eight-and-a-half bathroom estate spanning nearly 7,000 square feet on more than 29 acres, according to a listing — during their vacation to the Massachusetts island this summer. Grousbeck’s Edgartown house has been on the market for four years. He originally listed it for more than $22 million but has since dropped the price, according to realtor.com.
It’s been a busy summer for basketball legend Jerry West. A month after bringing NBA stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to L.A., the Clippers executive has put a Bay Area home in Hayward up for sale at $1.68 million.
On the real estate front, West has been making real estate moves pretty steadily of late. Over the past two years, he’s sold a Mediterranean-style spread in Playa Vista for $2.165 million and bought the La Quinta home of golfer Fred Couples for $2.8 million.
Lakers center Javale McGee is shooting his shot in Encino, where his Mediterranean-style home of four years is on the market for $3.3 million. The two-time NBA champion isn’t the only big name tied to the place. He bought it from Grammy-winning singer Marc Anthony in 2015 for $2.425 million, The Times previously reported.
Lonzo Ball appears to be getting his business affairs in order as he prepares for a move to New Orleans. A limited liability company tied to the former Lakers point guard, who was traded to the Pelicans this offseason in the blockbuster deal for Anthony Davis, has sold a commercial property in downtown Los Angeles for a little over $4.265 million, public records show.
The 14,635-square-foot building was used as a distribution center for Big Baller Brand, a clothing and footwear company launched in 2016 by Ball’s father, LaVar Ball. Lonzo Ball is a majority owner in the apparel company, which produces his $495 Z02 basketball shoe.
NBA veteran Luol Deng is sweetening the pot in Brentwood. His modern home, which hit the market earlier this year for $7.45 million, just got cut to $6.895 million. The two-time All-Star paid $6.15 million for the property in 2016 shortly after inking a four-year deal with the Lakers worth $72 million.
Ballers are drawn to the large lots with space to spread out and high ceilings in newly built mansions. In fact, NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks bought a home in the scenic locale last year. But one of the homes in this quiet suburb—belonging to former Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard O.J. Mayo—is now in foreclosure.
New team, new pad — L.A.’s newest superstar Anthony Davis has found a temporary home in his new territory … renting an INSANE $14.1 million mansion in Bel-Air!!! TMZ Sports has learned … The Brow is resting his feet in a super private gated community in L.A. … and the 12,000-square-foot house is a perfect for a big-time baller.
NBA free agent Arron Afflalo has finally sold his Las Vegas estate, but for a few million short of what he’d hoped. After listing last year for $5.675 million, the home sold for $3.469 million — or $331,000 less than he paid for it in 2017.
But the Sudanese-born Deng is not waiting for the end of his playing days for his next big score. He’s been investing in real estate almost since the time he entered the league in 2004 and has amassed an impressive portfolio—hotels, resorts, condos and apartment buildings—worth $125 million. Deng is part of a new crop of sports stars leveraging their fame and fortunes in new ventures and striking while the iron is hot. In the NBA alone, you have current players like Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin and LeBron James launching film production companies; Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant are active venture capital investors; and Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose are also engaged in large-scale real estate deals. “If you know the market and you are using your leverage and doing the right deals, it is really nonstop with the opportunities,” Deng says.
Deng was the first hoops star to join Our Opportunity and has helped open the doors to other NBA veterans. Rose, Anthony and Josh Smith have since committed to the project. Anthony, who also invested with Deng in the Virgin Las Vegas, is the face of the investment in his hometown of Baltimore, which includes 91 units in a deal that will close this summer. “Each has deep personal, civic and social ties to the communities and is committed to leveraging their personal brands and resources to radically change the status quo in the places they call home,” Gross says.
While Deng says he is not quite ready to hang up his high-tops, he will be looking for a new contract as NBA free agency unfolds next month. He is still owed $15 million by the Los Angeles Lakers, as part of the four-year, $72 million contract he signed in 2016 (the Lakers and Deng reached a buyout agreement on the final two years of the deal in 2018). But his original side hustle has set him up for a lucrative second career. “I don’t think anyone has invested in real estate to this scale and level of sophistication while they are still an active player,” Gross says. “Most people wait until they are finished. Luol is going to hit the ground running.”
Simon Mass, CEO of The Condo Store Realty Inc. is offering Leonard a multi-million dollar Toronto penthouse (for free) if he re-signs with the Raptors. “We want to do what we can to ensure that our MVP stays in Toronto where he is loved and respected for being the “best of the best” for the basketball-loving public of Toronto and Canada,” Mass said in a statement. According to Mass, Leonard will get his pick of penthouse condos at the Four Seasons, St. Regis, Ritz Carlton and Shangri-La Residences. “What better way to show our commitment to Kawhi Leonard than to ensure he can stay at one of the most coveted Hotel Residences in Toronto during his time with the Raptors?” he told Toronto Storeys.
Beloved former Memphis Grizzlies star Zach Randolph has put his East Memphis home up for sale. It has 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, a pool, and an 11,000 square foot basketball court. Z-Bo bought the home in April of 2013 for just over $3 million. The house is currently listed for $3.65 million.
Antetokounmpo bought the River Hills mansion from fellow National Basketball Assocation player Mirza Teletovic, and his wife, Maja, according to state property records posted online Friday. Teletovic, a former Milwaukee Buck, retired from basketball in September because of health issues. He is now president of the Bosnian Basketball Federation. Antetokounmpo’s new place, with its purchase price of $1.8 million, sounds nice. “Beyond the sweeping tree lined driveway stands a nearly new 5 bedroom, 7.5 bath custom residence,” according to a listing at Realtor.com.
As Seattle finalized a plan for a Key Arena remodel with the potential to bring a men’s NBA team back to Seattle, the Bellevue estate that former Seattle Supersonics point guard Gary Payton bought in 1997 came on the market. While it’s been out of Payton’s hands since 2011, very little has changed between then and now, aside from the addition of a pool house. One relic of the NBA All-Star Team alum’s time on the property is a party pad in the main house dubbed “Payton’s Place.” First, to answer what’s likely an obvious question: Yes, the listing includes photos of Payton’s former basketball court, emblazoned with his initials on the sidelines. In fact, the well-manicured three acre grounds include a few different sports courts, plus a putting green, a pool, a hot tub, a wraparound patio, a waterfall, and lawns for relaxing after a game of one-on-one—and that’s just the outside.
The party doesn’t stop inside Payton’s Place, though—a high-ceilinged den with yet another fireplace opens to an outdoor bar and grill, lined in brick, brings it all outside, complete with a TV for outdoor viewing. Upstairs, find several bedrooms with their own amenities, including a master with a descending TV, and a second, more informal kitchen and dining area that’s still larger than many houses have. This piece of b-ball history is on the market for $6.7 million.
After 16 months on the market and price reductions down to $2.75 million, the nine-bedroom, 9,270-square-foot French Country-style mansion in Bannockburn owned by former Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich has found a buyer. Now retired after a 14-year basketball career, Hinrich, 37, lives in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he coaches at a basketball academy. Hinrich played for the Bulls from 2003 until 2010, and again from 2012 until 2016.
In Bannockburn, Hinrich paid $4.4 million in 2007 for the mansion, which was built by Orren Pickell Builders in 2005. He first listed the mansion in April 2017 for $4.499 million and cut his asking price several months later to $3.9 million. Hinrich then again reduced his asking price to $3.55 million in March, and then to $2.75 million in August. Hinrich went under contract Thursday to sell the mansion.
Fresh off inking a two-year deal with the Celtics worth $11 million, NBA center Aron Baynes has picked up a condo in the Boston suburb of Newton for $1.585 million.
New Memphis Grizzlies player Kyle Anderson scored a 13,000-square-foot estate this week.
Anderson, who the Grizzlies recently signed as a restricted free agent to a four-year, $37 million contract, purchased the home for $2.31 million. The home was built in 2008, when the property was owned by the late Grizzlies player Lorenzen Wright and his then-wife Sherra, who has been charged with his murder. Longtime NBA guard Monta Ellis, who had owned the massive Eads residence since 2010, sold it to Anderson. While Ellis has never played for the Grizzlies, the woman who would become his wife, Juanika, worked for the Memphis Police Department when they met, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Chris Paul has officially put Los Angeles in the rear-view mirror. The nine-time NBA All-Star, who was traded by the Clippers to the Houston Rockets last summer, has sold his mansion in a gated Calabasas community for $11.05 million. The price is the highest for a single-family home sale in Calabasas this year, real estate records show.
Paul bought the place three years ago for $8.995 million. Over the past year, he has sold others homes in Bel-Air and Woodland Hills.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and his wife, Margot, purchased a home in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood for $7.35 million, according to public records. The house had been on the market with an asking price of $5.799 million.
Former NBA player and coach Paul Westphal has parted with a house in the Seaside Ranchos area of his hometown of Torrance for $1.85 million.
After roughly a year and a half on the market, a 7,700-square-foot home belonging to former NBA star Charlie Villanueva has sold for $2.25 million. The retired power forward purchased the Davie property for roughly the same amount in 2015, prior to the home’s completion the following year.
Tristan Thompson went house hunting this week without Khloe Kardashian and looked at a $2 million modern home that’s move-in ready. Tristan and a bevy of realtors were spotted in Woodland Hills this week, not far from where Khloe lives, checking out an amazing 7 bedroom, 8 bath home … and, yes, there’s a basketball court in the backyard.
The place where Wilt Chamberlain famously banged a large portion of his alleged 20,000 hookups is for sale … and can be yours for a small fee of $18.99 MILLION!! You know the story … the NBA legend claimed the number of women he slept with was in the tens of thousands — and the mansion that harbored his “sex room” and presumably the majority of those trysts has now hit the market.
Three-time NBA champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry has partnered with Tolliver on one project in Springfield. In a phone interview with the News-Leader, Tolliver wouldn’t reveal which development Curry has invested in but confirmed it’s definitely one in Springfield.
He also said getting NBA players to invest in the Queen City doesn’t necessarily begin with, “do you want to invest in Springfield?” “It’s more so a conversation about real estate first,” Tolliver said. “It’s not a big deal about where it’s at or where it’s located. If a deal is going to produce a 10-15 percent return, then what difference does it make?”
Following the sale of his Calabasas home with a basketball court to radio broadcaster Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, longtime NBA player Al Harrington has settled into a new place just a few miles up the road. The Mediterranean estate, for which he paid $3.8 million, offers a little more privacy. It’s set at the end of a cul-de-sac and offers sweeping views of Ahmanson Ranch from a spacious backyard.
The Thunder star has reportedly purchased a 9,000 square foot home in the Los Angeles community of Westside for $19.75 million, according to public records researched by the Los Angeles Times. Per the Times, the multi-level home has living space across two floors and also includes 4,000 feet of basement level space. The home sits on property formerly owned by television star Anthony LaPaglia.
NBA star and savvy businessman Kevin Durant has rewarded himself with a $12.05-million oceanfront mansion in Malibu, California. Mr. Durant, a 29-year-old forward for the Golden State Warriors and founder of The Durant Co., used a limited liability company to purchase the 5,136-square-foot contemporary house on April 16.
Pro basketball player Iman Shumpert and singer-actress Teyana Taylor, whose VH1 reality show “Teyana & Iman” is set to premier in March, have bought a home in Studio City for $2.996 million. Competed last year, contemporary-style house is visually dramatic with offset rooflines and a monochromatic facade. The wide front of the home gives way to a wealth of open-plan space highlighted by 12-foot-high ceilings and Italian tile floors.
He bought a house in Vegas in 2005. “Oh my god,” he said in an interview with Maverick Carter for the website Uninterrupted. James said that he decided to make the ill-advised purchase early in his career because his team’s training camp was in Vegas. “I’m young, I don’t know. I’m having a ball there playing. Also having a good time. I’m 21, 22. My family’s coming out, they love it. Let’s buy a house! Who buys a house in Vegas?” he said, laughing.
David Lee, a two-time all-star in the NBA, is listing a three-unit condominium at the Sierra Towers in West Hollywood for sale at $22.5 million. Lee purchased the property in early March from real estate investor Thomas J. Swann III and has spent the last six months reworking the footprint of the home to maximize city to ocean views.
DeMarcus Cousins is leaving Northern California in the rear view mirror for good … putting his RIDICULOUS pad on the market … and asking $5.4 milli for the digs. The NBA superstar plopped down $4.7 million for the 6 bed, 8 bath Granite Bay joint back in 2013 — right after inking a $62 million deal with the Kings.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons has found a new spot to spend his offseasons, buying a home in Bel-Air for $10.9 million, according to real estate sources not authorized to comment on the deal. The modern farmhouse, developed by Justin Barth of Barth Partners, was completed this year and has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in more than 9,100 square feet of living space.
Former Chicago Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy and his wife, Sarah, on Monday sold their six-bedroom, 6,234-square-foot limestone mansion in Lincoln Park for $3.9 million. Dunleavy, 36, played for the Bulls from 2013 until 2016, when the team traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He currently is a free agent.
The Miami Heat guard recently put his Pinecrest estate on the market for $5.25 million, but said this week it had nothing do to with protecting the resources from the four-year, $50 million free-agent contract he signed last summer. Instead, during an appearance at the Heat’s youth camp at Miami-Dade College, Johnson said the nearly 12,000-foot home would best be split into dual investments. “I’m not necessarily in a rush,” he said. “I’ll see when somebody puts an offer in or something like that. It was just a business decision to help my mom out. So that way I can get her a home that’s just as nice as mine. She probably deserves one that’s nicer than mine.”
Khloe and her NBA superstar BF spent their Wednesday house hunting in L.A. We’re told they’re not buying a house together … he’s looking to rent a place in the Hollywood Hills or the Valley where he and Khloe can stay when they’re in the city. She has a house in Calabasas — Bieber’s old house — about an hour’s drive from Hollywood.. We’re told Tristan’s budget is around $60k a month, and he wants to rent through September.
New Golden State Warriors addition Nick Young is selling his Tarzana, Calif. mansion he once shared with rapper Iggy Azalea for $3.595 million, reports Variety. The six-bedroom, eight-bath property spans 6,630 square feet. It features a game room, guest house, basketball court, outdoor kitchen among many other amenities. Kofi Nartey with Compass is the listing agent.
Knicks great and now Georgetown University Hoyas coach Patrick Ewing, still trying to unload his Cresskill mansion after nearly two years on the market, has slashed the price by another $500,000 to $5.5 million, according to its Trulia.com listing. A former Hoya himself and a longtime Bergen County resident, Ewing first listed the 7-bedroom, 10-bath home in October 2015 for $7 million, higher than the $6.4 million he paid via a trust in 2007. This is third time he’s dropped the price since then.
We hear that NBA player Charlie Villanueva, who last played for the Dallas Mavericks, has listed his home in Davie, Fla., at 11091 Northstar St., for $3.25 million. The amenity-packed residence features a home office, an elevator, a billiards room, a sauna, an outdoor kitchen, a pool with a spa and water slides. Listing photos show his closet is filled with cool sneakers and that there’s also a plush movie theater.
Lamar Odom stands to make a boatload of dough … now that he’s cutting ties with his Florida crib. The former NBA star bought the Pinecrest pad back in 2003 for $2.975 million for his stint with the Miami Heat … but he’s finally ready to say deuces to the crib and possibly make a sweet profit cause he’s asking for $5.2 mil!!!
Steve Nash has been waiting nearly three years to sell his Paradise Valley, Ariz., home, but on Friday, the former NBA star received some good news. Nash’s home sold last week for $3.175 million after spending time on and off the market since 2014, according to Redfin.
The nearly 20,000-square-foot French revival home has 26 rooms, seven bedrooms and 10 marble bathrooms, all on 10 acres on Converse Lake. It also boasts a music room with a domed, gilded ceiling, a movie theater, a huge great room and an “architecturally significant trophy room,” according to the listing.
Sources say Houston, who played for the Knicks for nine years and has seven children with wife Tamara, is looking for a place in Manhattan. We’re told that even though the home is 50 minutes from NYC, Houston wants to be closer to the team and spend less time traveling and more time with his kids.
A Cheviot Hills home owned by L.A. Clippers wing Paul Pierce has come to market for $3.395 million. Pierce, a 10-time NBA All-Star, bought the house more than a decade ago for his mother after signing his first long-term extension while a member of Boston Celtics. He’s selling because his mother has moved into a new single-story home, which Pierce also bought and remodeled for her.
LaMarcus Aldridge, who joined the San Antonio Spurs after being courted by the Lakers, has sold his four-bedroom house in Newport Coast for $8.35 million. The two-story home, built in 2008 and updated, is set on a half acre on a cul de sac in the gated Crystal Cove community.
As the Clippers continue to jockey for position in the NBA’s Western Conference, center DeAndre Jordan has executed an off-court play, selling his home in Pacific Palisades for $11.75 million — about $1 million less than he paid for it a year ago. The Cape Cod-inspired mansion, built in 2014, has 10,500 square feet of living space, including a home theater with 130-inch screen, indoor exercise pool, elevator and gym. There’s even a secret room accessed by thumbprint entry system.
Gilbert Arenas, the former all-star guard who played 11 seasons in the NBA, has sold his home in a gated Calabasas community for $3.35 million. Set on a seven-plus-acre hilltop, the Tuscan-inspired home has panoramic vistas of nearly 360 degrees that take in the surrounding canyon and mountains.
After three stints with the Heat, including joining the team as the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA draft, Beasley, 27, appreciates the winds of change amid what has become life as a journeyman scorer. That especially hit home after the Houston Rockets guaranteed his contract for this season on August 1. A month later, he was dealt to the Bucks, who were in search of scoring in the wake of the hamstring injury to guard Khris Middleton. “I literally just bought a house,” the 6-foot-9 forward said of the comfort of establishing roots in Houston after a strong finish to last season. “Literally the day before I got traded, I just got my Wi-Fi, my cable set up. And you know how important that is.”
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili offered a simple reason for why he is selling his $2 million home in The Dominion. “I wanted to sell it,” Ginobili told the San Antonio Express-News on Friday. “I wanted to change houses. People do that all the time. I stayed in that house for 12 years. I thought it was time for a change.”
The money Gods have answered Gilbert Arenas’ prayers — because just days after he claimed he couldn’t afford private school for his kids … the ex-NBA star made a cool $600k in a real estate deal. TMZ Sports has learned … Gilbert sold his Calabasas mansion for $3.35 mil — which is GREAT, considering he bought the place in 2013 for $2.75. Gilbert and Laura Govan initially lived in the home together — but he gave her the boot after they split up in 2014. Gilbert claims he now lives in a nearby apartment.
Matthew Dellavedova has used some of his new $US38.5 million Milwaukee Bucks contract to splash out on a five bedroom mansion on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Australian point guard known as Delly scored himself a bargain in Milwaukee’s reasonably priced property market compared to the sky high prices back in his homeland. Dellavedova’s 346 square metre, five-bedroom, five bathroom, Tudor-style home on a 2000 square metre block of land in Shorewood cost him $US1.36 million.
One of the best properties in all of Los Angeles just sold … for a cool $100 mil, TMZ has learned. Detroit Pistons’ owner Tom Gores snagged the Holmby Hills estate Thursday. The place is spectacular … 30,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, a 10 car garage, ridiculous pools, including an indoor waterfall that drops into a lap pool, beauty salon, wine room, massage room, movie theater … and on and on. The master suite alone is 5,300 square feet!
Even Jeremy Lin lives in Brooklyn now. New York’s professional athletes have long gravitated to luxury Manhattan high-rises, trendy TriBeCa lofts and sprawling mansions on the Hudson. Not since there was baseball at Ebbets Field and the old Dodgers had homes in Bay Ridge have players chosen to actually live in Brooklyn. But that has all changed in recent months. The Nets are playing, practicing and, at long last, living in Brooklyn this season. In fact, 12 of the 15 players with guaranteed contracts are bona fide residents, a stark change from last season when the team was still practicing in East Rutherford, N.J., and only one player lived in the borough. This season, some players reside within a bounce pass of the fetid Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site. Their real estate decisions are the latest proof that this ain’t your father’s Brooklyn — unless your father cultivated roof-to-table microgreens and ran a small-batch bourbon distillery/yarn store. “It’s different,” said Luis Scola, a forward from Argentina whose family has a three-bedroom rental in Carroll Gardens. “You walk places. We’re riding our bikes a lot. It’s a place with real personality.”
Knicks shooting guard Sasha Vujacic has rented a two-bedroom apartment at Sky, the colossal rental at 605 W. 42nd St., that was asking a mighty $8,200 per month. Vujacic has been spotted shooting hoops with his neighbor — fellow Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis, who also lives in the building alongside his brothers, as we exclusively reported.
Mike Conley is putting down solid roots in Tennessee—not only did he sign the NBA’s largest contract ever, he also recently bought a new mansion in Collierville, about 30 minutes east of the Memphis Grizzlies‘ arena. Built in 2006 on a 1.76-acre lot, the 7,100-square-foot home has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, public records show. Designed by Memphis-based architecture firm T Douglas Enoch, the home has a French-inspired exterior, including hand-broken stacked stonework and painted brick.
Would Haslem consider leaving the Heat to do so? “I didn’t say that,” Haslem said. “I was thinking more him of him coming here. I never said that. I won’t ever say that. When I said play with him again, I never said leave. He’s trying to sell his house down here. I might just buy it and hold it for him.”
Rich Paul purchased a $3 million summer home in Los Angeles recently, becoming the third member of LeBron James’ inner circle to buy a house out there in the last year. But you can still expect to see Paul in his usual seat, courtside at The Q, for most of the Cavs’ 41 home games. Paul, 34, who is James’ agent and founder of Klutch Sports agency, which represents multiple NBA players including the Cavs’ Tristan Thompson, bought a 3,900-square-foot new home in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles.
A source close to Paul said the Cleveland native will “continue to live in and operate out of” his hometown, and he bought the L.A. house because “increasingly, his clients, in addition to LeBron, are spending summers in Los Angeles.” James spent most of July, August, and September living and working out of his Brentwood estate. Thompson, the Raptors’ Cory Joseph, and Washington’s John Wall — all Paul clients — have also spent large chunks of their summers in southern California. So has Ben Simmons, a Paul client who was drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in June. Paul, who wants a place to live while his clients are out there, attended workouts recently in L.A. featuring James, Simmons, Dwyane Wade (not a Paul client) and others.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside closed on the $7.3 million purchase of a new Miami Beach home, sources told The Real Deal. Whiteside, who signed a four-year, $98 million contract to stay with the Heat in June, bought the six-bedroom, 5,406-square-foot home at 528 Lakeview Court.
NBA star JJ Redick may play for the Los Angeles Clippers, but he called this Austin, Texas, villa home until recently. Built in 2010, the residence is situated in the West Lake Hills neighborhood and features soaring ceilings, French doors, arched doorways, and crown moldings. There’s a large kitchen with a central island and a butler’s pantry. Additional highlights include a media room with a bar and a wood-paneled library with built-ins. Occupying more than an acre of terraced lawns and gardens, the home also features an infinity pool and a cabana, all amid verdant vistas. Listed for $5 million, this 10,000-square-foot home has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 3 half baths.
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is looking to make a change to his home lineup, listing his estate in Bel-Air for sale at $11.495 million. It was four years ago that the perennial All-Star bought the eight-bedroom, 11-bedroom mansion four years ago from singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne for $8.495 million. He’s since bought another home on two acres in Calabasas for $8.995 million. Obscured on either side by tall privacy hedges, the two-story Mediterranean sits on half an acre in guard-gated Bel-Air Crest and takes in canyon and reservoir views.
It’s a basketball brotherhood troika. Latvian-born NBA star player Kristaps Porzingis just scored a new pad in Midtown West. The 7-foot-3-inch player has leased a corner penthouse that was asking $8,000 a month at Sky, the mammoth rental tower at 605 W. 42nd St. He also nabbed another two high-floor units for his two brothers, Martins and Janis, because “they are close and like to be near each other,” a source said.
On why he didn’t hold out for any player options or trade kickers in his extension… “I love the city and I’m happy here. I’ve actually been looking for homes since my rookie year but I was not going to buy because I’m a business man and I think it’s important you have a secure situation before you begin to make expensive purchases such as purchasing real estate. But I told my agent I like it here and I’m content. I like the situation I’m in, I like the staff and I’m happy to be here with no outs, no trade kickers, ect. I want to be here and I told him that. So I said ‘Do what you’ve got to do to get it done and have me here long term.’”
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: New York traffic and rent are disrespectful!!! Y’all gotta compromise take some cars out or take some numbers down lol. If you do not live in NY you should have to drive to the surrounding areas to park in a garage and have to use public transportation.
Bruce Springsteen has sold off one of his Rumson homes to Newark native and NBA player Randy Foye for $1.737 million, according to Monmouth County records and Zillow.com. The 4-acre property on Bellevue Avenue was not listed on the open market, but Zillow says the deal closed on April 25. Monmouth County records show Foye and Springsteen’s trustees signed a contract to purchase the home in February. RedBankGreen.com first reported the transaction.
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Kyle Goon: Frank Vogel said he was proud of the way the players conducted themselves in China, and said they were willing to do whatever the league asked of them. When asked if he would go back to China for a similar trip in the future, Vogel said yes.
Tim MacMahon: Joe Ingles is coming off Jazz bench again and will likely make full-time transition to 6th man. Ingles: “At 32, it’s a new challenge, which excites me. I honestly haven’t sat at home and lost any sleep over starting or not. It doesn’t bother me at all.”
Eric Walden: Quin Snyder addressing yesterday’s Dante Exum/Miye Oni practice kerfuffle pic.twitter.com/w4gUI33mG8