January 17, 2019

Shaquille O'Neal is selling his $22M mansion complete with 17-car-garage and huge basketball court

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Basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal is selling his opulent lakeside mansion in Florida for $22 million and the property has been described as a “one-of-a-kind estate.”

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O’Neal reportedly made more than $286 million throughout his basketball career, so it’s no surprise that his mansion boasts breathtaking architecture and world-class facilities.

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The property covers three acres of land and includes over 31,000 square feet of living space, a 17-car garage, a 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball court, and a 95-foot-long swimming pool.

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O’Neal is said to have listed the mansion, which offers a view of the serene Lake Butler, since May last year. The price at the time was $28 million, but after eight months of remaining on the market, it has now been slashed by a whopping $6 million.

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O’Neal’s 12-bedroom mansion is mostly customized to suit the tastes and needs of one of the world’s greatest basketball players, so it appears the eventual buyer is in for a treat.

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Besides having a view of the lake’s clear waters, the house is also located behind Isleworth which according to DailyMail.com is “one of the most prestigious private golf club communities in the world.”

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The listing states:

“Designed with lake views in mind, this unparalleled Isleworth Estate stands alone for its beauty, privacy, amenities, and sheer scale.”

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It also adds:

“Other highlights include: gated entry, smart-home Crestron technology, a formal dining room with seating for 16, 3 fireplaces, game room, a cigar bar with walk-in humidor and wine storage, a soundproof home theater, gentleman’s office, an "aquarium-style room" with a saltwater triangular fish tank, and a spacious center island chef’s kitchen with professional appliances.’”

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O’Neal bought the house in 1993 for almost $4 million, and it has since been fitted and improved. According to Danial Natoli of Sotheby's International Realty, “while it was built for a basketball legend, the world-class amenities and fine finishes will delight any discriminating homebuyer.”

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Earlier this month, the 15-time NBA All-Star made headlines after joining efforts to cover the funeral costs of Jazmine Barnes, the seven-year-old girl who was killed in a drive-by shooting on December 30.

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