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Shaquille O'Neal

I Dropped $235k On

a Totally Normal House

11/4/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Shaq's new totally normal house
Shaquille O'Neal
knows ... being rich and buying houses is fun ... so despite living in a GINORMOUS 70,000-square-foot mansion ... he dropped $235k on a second, regular person house 30 miles away.

Shaq -- who is reportedly worth around $250 million -- currently lives in an 11-bedroom, 13-bath PALACE outside Orlando, FL ... which includes a 20,000-square-foot basketball court and garage filled with DOZENS of sports cars!!!

But that just wasn't enough ... 'cause in July the former NBA superstar laid down $235k on a very normal 3,900-square-foot abode ... in a place called Mount Dora, FL.

It's unclear WHY the Shaq-ster bought the spare pad ... Investment? Gift? Kicks and giggles? But we do know the house is pretty nice -- for those of us not sitting on fat bank accounts.

The new pad is rockin' 5 bedrooms, 4 baths ... granite counter tops ... wet bar ... entertainment room ... and cherry cabinets. Which would all be really awesome ... if his other house wasn't WAY MORE awesome.

We reached out to Shaq's people to ask him about the new purchase ... but so far no word back.

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16.

D-INCARNATION    

Someone needs to give him a welcome to the neighborhood flaming bag............

633 days ago
17.

Vance Jochim    

Shaq recently supported a candidate for Sheriff in Lake County, FL, where Mt. Dora is located about 30 miles west of Orlando. The candidate lost to in***bent Gary Borders. Shaq has been locally quoted as wanting to run for Sheriff when the in***bent, Gary Borders retires in 4 years. So, this could be a play to establish residency in Lake County - or who knows, maybe he will run for School Board in 2014? I write FiscalRangers.com - a blog on local government in Lake County.

633 days ago
18.

KnuckleDragger    

People with nothing better to do than watch someone with a growth problem bounce a ball bought this house.

633 days ago
19.

jason    

that pad would cost over a million dollars here in Vancouver Canada

633 days ago
20.

cocoapuff    

He can always add on if he needs more room, he is a BIG dude with a lot of kids.

633 days ago
21.

SheisHot    

Looks like he got a good deal.

633 days ago
22.

Laura    

Inside might be nice, but the yard looks like crap!

633 days ago
23.

shastamagic    

Why can athletes and celebrities be worth $250,000,000 and no one calls them evil and out of touch ( Beyonce and Jay Z are worth a billion together)....but if a private citizen is worth that much they are demonized by the media? Occupy Hollywood!

633 days ago
24.

Oh A 💛💋    

Normal house ? If that was a normal house then my house should be looking like that !

633 days ago
25.

News Flash     

He moved there because the old people have forgotten he LEFT the MAGIC for the Lakers! He'll be hangin out at the shuffle board courts.

632 days ago
26.

R34    

Seriously? $235K for that? Americans have NO idea how lucky they are with house prices. In Australia that place would be upwards of $800K at least.

632 days ago
27.

jayman419    

That's Shaq's shag house. It was supposed to be on the DL. Way to blow a sweet gig, bro.

632 days ago
28.

ama    

253K?!?!?!? Are u serious, where I'm from (Canada) that house would easily be worth 2 million. You sure you didn't mean to write 2.53 million?

632 days ago
29.

Coretta B.    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kBMnS6EFpk

632 days ago
30.

Diamond Goddess!    

So that's the HEAUX-STOWIN' house!!!
;)
That's a pretty nice pad for the jump-offs.
(Genius!)
LOLs!

632 days ago
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