If you’re still pinching yourself because it’s just too good to be true, stop, because a) that hurts and b) nothing says home sweet home than, well, a purchased home. Miami’s new favorite (and the rest of the country’s most loathed) b-ball players may be officially moving into the ‘hood (maybe yours!).
Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh has reportedly bought a $12.5 million, 12,000-square-foot mansion on North Bay Road in Miami Beach, making him neighbors with Matt Damon and Jennifer Lopez. The seven-bedroom, eight-bath residence is south of La Gorce Island and boasts 20-foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, gym, elevator, and an infinity pool overlooking the Biscayne Bay. But don’t expect this to be a bachelor’s pad, ladies. The $100 million NBA player proposed to his girlfriend, Adrienne Williams, of one year just outside their new casa de awesome in late August.
Several news sources say LeBron James is negotiating for a more modest (well modest-ish considering he’s banking $110 million from his Heat contract) $7.6 million, four-bedroom, five-bath, 10,000-square-foot mansion in the quaint, quiet (read: high security) Hughes Cove neighborhood in Coconut Grove. See where the hoop star might call home.
James’ potential new chateau is outfitted with a towering three-story foyer, a pool, an elevator, a gourmet kitchen, a four-car garage, and his and her showers in the master bedroom, so we hardly think this home is too small for the 6’8’’ NBA stud. Still, it is a far cry from the July rumors that James purchased Pat Riley’s old crib, a 20,862-square-foot, $49.5 million home in Coral Gables.