MIAMI –The big question this weekend among Miami hoops fans was how LeBron James could turn his back to sexy South Florida for the harsh climes of gritty Ohio.
We investigated, and here’s what we found out: Unless it’s to go to practice or Cleveland Cavaliers games, James never has to leave his house!
And by the looks of it, it’s surprising he didn’t find himself a little tight on space in his Coconut Grove cocoon.
His place in Bath Township, Ohio, according to local media, is three times larger on 5.5 acres — and the structure’s 35,000 square feet boast:
– 19 rooms, including six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms and a master bedroom with a two-floor walk-in closet
– a recording studio
– a two-lane bowling alley
– a casino
– a movie theater
– a sports bar
– a full-fledged salt water aquarium that stands taller than LeBron
– a barbershop
. . . all of it for an estimated $10 million.
Meanwhile, in the Coconut Grove area of Miami, LeBron lived on a zero lot-line property he bought for $9 million!
By any standards, his house here is large at 12,000 square feet.
But it had none of the amenities of Ohio — except for a second-to-none view on Biscayne Bay and a dock for yachts up to 60 feet.