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The former basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, aged 49, finally managed to part with the mansion he owned in Windermere, Florida, although he did it in a figure well below what it originally intended.
According to information from the New York Post, which was the media that released the news, the former Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers player You are no longer the owner of the home that had been on the market for more than three years.
At first he tried to sell it in $ 28 millionHowever, the lack of interested parties caused it to have to considerably reconsider its economic position, so last March it was already at $ 16.5 million dollars.
Although so far the identity of the buyer has not been revealed, nor the agreed figure, what is a fact is that he received much less money than initially contemplated.
It’s known that the sale occurred a month after the company in charge of its promotion changed its strategy, because at the beginning they gave a lot of weight to the identity of the famous owner to seek to attract potential investors, so they chose to better erase any trace that related the former Miami Heat player to the home.
“The person who is going to buy this house is going to inject his own stamp. I had to make a big, bold move to get Shaq out of the picture and put the new buyers in there, “said Benjamin Hilman, who made the right change in strategy and scored a star in a mission that seemed impossible.
The house, built in 1990, originally had an area of 23,000 square feet, but was enlarged, so it now measures 31,000 square feet.
It is equipped with 12 bedrooms, 11 full baths, four half baths, foyer, kitchen, dining room, living room, cigar bar, movie theater, and trophy room.
It also has an Ancient Egypt themed room, saltwater fish tank, garage for more than 17 vehicles and an indoor basketball court.
The exterior features a 15-foot deep pool and waterfall, tiki hut, outdoor kitchen, 700 feet of Lake Butler frontage, and a two-boat dock.
The property was bought by the great Shaq, in 1993, after spending $ 3.95 million.
Forgets about the cursedn for Michael Jordan
With this sale, the also actor has already freed himself from the curse of Michael Jordan, who has been trying to sell his Chicago residence for more than nine years. Another who is already happy is Scottie Pippen, who he was finally able to part with his old home in the Windy City, which was five long years in the market.
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Shaquille O’Neal accomplished what seemed impossible and finally got rid of his Florida mansion