It’s another Gossip Extra exclusive: Miami Heat Limited Partnership, the company fronted by cruise mogul Micky Arison that owns the back-to-back NBA champs, sold the home at 10050 SW 62 Avenue earlier this year for $2.3 million!
Records show the company bought the house from Hardaway, one of the team’s highest profile players ever, in September 2010 for $1.98 million.
That a 16 percent profit — DURING A BAD ECONOMY!
And this, despite the fact that the house was in need of so much updating that it lingered on the market for three years.
“It was a tough sale,” said Pinecrest Realtor Richard Shapiro, who showed the mansion to several clients. “You could tell it was built for a basketball player. There’s a regulation-sized basketball court in the yard and closets the size of a two-car garage. It’s a huge house.”
Records show it’s 7,540 square feet on nearly two acres of land, with giant electric gates and a 6-foot coral rock wall.
There’s also a six-car garage, 20-foot ceilings, a heated pool and a movie theater.
Hardaway, 47, who played in Miami for six seasons starting in 1995, got to live in his old homestead while he cleared his finances but I’m told he finally moved out this summer.
Hardaway, who’s had a history of bad business moves, had an IRS lien on the house for $120,000 in unpaid taxes. He bought the property in 1996 for $1.5 million.
In an unusual arrangement, the Heat agreed to buy the place to spare Hardaway the embarrassment of losing it in a foreclosure.
Team lawyer Alan Fein has not responded to a request for comment about the sale.