UPDATE: Shaq’s Shack

According to one of Your Mama’s favorite Miami blogs, professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal’s Star Island estate, complete with indoor basketball court, natch, has gone into contract.

The super tall Shaq purchased the estate in 2004 for $18,800,000 and almost immediately put it back on the market for $32,000,000. Then the fickle dribbler pulled it off the market, and then put it back on the market for $35,000,000. Remember when Your Mama talked about all that nonsense back in January?

The big question is who bought the 19,940 square foot Italianate pile? South Beach scuttlebutt says it might be the absurdly paid and exceedingly rich baseball player Alex Rodriquez (A-Rod).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Definitely purchased by a taste-lacking athlete.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The phrase “more money than sense” comes to mind.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Boras told Yankees they needed $350 million offer for meeting with Alex Rodriguez

  4. Dustin says:

    anonymous #2: A-Rod already owns a place down the way a bit, so he wouldn’t have to “move” far if he did buy Shaq’s spot! :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    So, does that mean that the free agent A-Rod is going to the Marlins?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Houses this size make it real clear why owners’ dogs have accidents on the floor. I could never understand this before but I get it now. Who could ever housebreak a dog living in a place like this, unless it had at least half a dozen dog doors? And those tiny chihuahuas would need at least a dozen of those little pee pads in strategic locations.

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