Shaquille O’Neal is reportedly worth $250 million and already has a 70,000-square-foot mansion in Florida, but according to TMZ, the former NBA superstar also bought a much more low-key house for $235,000 in July just 30 miles away from his current abode.
Shaq’s house outside Orlando has 11 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and a 20,000-square-foot basketball court, while his newer place in Mount Dora, Fla., is 3,900 square feet with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a wet bar and entertainment room.
The second house sounds lovely — for a person who’s not Shaq — so why did he buy it? A place for guests to stay? Or at least guests that you want 30 miles away? An investment property? A very nice present for some deserving someone?
No word from Shaq’s people on the reason for the purchase, but hey, good for him.