Top 10 Ridiculously Expensive Houses Of NBA Players
When you're a basketball star who rakes in millions of dollars, you have to make sure that your estate is just as glamorous. After all, when you put in that much hard work and effort, you deserve to relax and live in luxury. These NBA stars show us the true meaning behind "work hard, play hard." From pools with a waterfall to air-conditioned dog houses (yep, you read that right!), we're going to take a look at some of the most expensive and extravagant mansions owned by the NBA players; price estimates were taken from 2016.
10. MICHAEL JORDAN
In fact, it’s been so difficult for him to sell the property that he attempted selling it himself through promotions and commercials. Even after the Air Jordans offer, and bringing the price down pretty dramatically, he still couldn’t manage to find a buyer. The main issue here is probably the location - not many people want a luxurious mansion that’s located in Chicago, Illinois, compared to somewhere warm like Miami and LA.
9. LEBRON JAMES
8. CHRIS BOSH
Chris Bosh also put his mansion up for sale after making the movie. He signed a five-year 118 million dollar contract with the Miami Heat, forcing him to give his property away. His asking price? 14.5 million dollars (2016). Its location is amazing - the 10,000 square foot villa is nested at the top of the Highlands of California.
It has a beautiful view of Topanga Canyon and the Pacific Ocean. Outside, there’s an infinity pool with a swim up bar, and a full, outdoor waterproof kitchen. The mansion itself has six large bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, a professional full-size gym, a home theater, plus a sports bar and billiard room. He offered a $45,000 rental a month.
7. DWAYNE WADE
Located on the LaGorce island, the Mediterranean style house is backed right onto the beach, providing the basketball star with a stunning view of the ocean. The mansion comes with 8 large bedrooms, 9 full-sized baths, a tennis court, a wet bar, an adjacent guest house, an air-conditioned doghouse, and, you guessed it, a basketball court.
6. LEBRON JAMES ... AGAIN
Yup, he made the list again! LeBron James is known as the King of the court, and with his new home - the King of the castle. The athlete made an insane amount of money off his endorsements with companies like Gatorade, Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s. And he made sure to put his earnings towards something worthwhile. James bought a 9.2 million dollar (2016) starter home, that he built from the ground up.
5. CHRIS PAUL
4. DIRK NOWITZKI
3. DWIGHT HOWARD
The Houston Rockets’ NBA superstar suffered a huge loss on his waterfront mansion estate. The property is located in Longwood, Florida, and was originally bought for 7.78 million dollars (2016). However, after the 2008 housing market crash, Howard’s house never ended up fully recovering from the blow. In 2016, he’s put up the property for 3 million dollars less than what he first paid. The mansion includes 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a massive, professional chef’s kitchen, a pool room, a screening room, an outdoor kitchen, a swimming pool with an attached lazy river, and a large gym. The estate has a gothic design to it, with the size of 11,000 square feet.
2. KENYON MARTIN
The NBA veteran’s Texas mansion was put up for sale for a super low price. The 15,000 square foot estate is pretty extravagant, so it’s surprising that the asking price was only 5 million dollars (2016). It has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, life-size dolphin fountains, white marble floors, a bowling alley, an outdoor cabana, huge pool, a huge room for playing pool, 9 car multi-garage, and a basketball court. What’s even more shocking, is that no one seems to be biting.
1. JOHN WALL
The basketball player purchased a 17,000 square foot, 4.9 million dollars (2016) mansion. Some of the most important features are the waterfall swimming pool, outdoor grilling center, a home theater, a six-car garage, a personal gym, and just like the rest of the properties - a basketball court. The estate also includes 8 bedrooms and bathrooms.
Not sure about you guys, but we're definitely feeling a little envious after going through this list. I mean, it's never too late to kickstart your career as an NBA player ... right? Let us know which mansion off the list was your favorite and why! And make sure to check out our other interesting related articles too.
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