For those desiring amenities galore, a massive estate being sold by NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal pretty much as it all.
The massive estate of NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has come on the market just outside Orlando, Florida, for $28 million. For those desiring amenities galore, the waterfront home pretty much as it all.
In addition to a customized mansion that spans 31,000 square feet, the Shaq-size compound holds a 6,000-square-foot basketball court, a 17-car showroom and a resort-style swimming complex fittingly dubbed “Shaq-apulco.” The 3-acre property sits on the coast of Lake Butler.
Opulent living spaces inside the main residence are fit for a man with a 7-foot-1 build. Through the front door, a pair of winding staircases frames the entrance to the great room, which features high ceilings and a two-story marble fireplace.
The superhero Superman, one of the 15-time All-Star’s many nicknames, makes a few appearances throughout the estate. The Man of Steel’s logo appears on the mammoth master suite bed and above the basketball court; it also accents a fish tank set into a mural designed to resemble a Shaq-driven truck. Out on the private dock, a full-size Superman statue is oriented toward the lake.
Other details include dark wood paneling in the formal dining room, office, walk-in humidor and movie theater. In one room, a wall of hieroglyphics flanks a pyramid-themed fish tank. There are 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, including a master suite with a four-room closet.
O’Neal, 46, played for six different teams during his career, winning three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Miami Heat.
He bought the home in 1993 for $3.95 million, public records show.