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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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46.

Nikki    

For that money you can't even get a crack house in in the worst area in Los Angeles. Yep, that's how ridiculous real estate is in California. xD

654 days ago
47.

Pete    

About a year ago, Shaq said that he was interested in running for sheriff of Lake County. That could be the reason that he purchased that property.

654 days ago
48.

Pete    

About a year ago, Shaq mentioned that he might run for sheriff of Lake County. That could be the reason why he purchased a home in that country.

654 days ago
49.

John     

This is his LOVE SHACK (SHAQ). Probably going to be full of high-end strippers.

654 days ago
50.

John     

This is his Love Shaq....probably going to be full of high-end Strippers.

654 days ago
51.

tree    

At least he's not buying another car. It's probably a gift to someone or one of his baby mommas. I can't drop $20.00 on a pizza. So if he got like that he can buy what he wants.

654 days ago
52.

Randy Marsh    

Maybe just maybe he doesnt want to become like other celebs and lose everything during his latter years.

654 days ago
53.

kelly c    

I think it's pretty clear that this house is for the under wraps girlfriend.

654 days ago
54.

rich    

to all the morons who think he bought it for a chick on the side, he wouldn't have let it make the news if that were the case. it's probably for when he loses everything and has no money so he doesn't wind up like rodman and other has-beens! he'll have a place to live that is paid for and better than nothing.

654 days ago
55.

AjBigs    

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the man purchased another house for the next mistress...what a waste of my reading enjoyment time!

654 days ago
56.

Marlena    

Only $235K for that really nice house, that's a steal, i.e, great investment or perhaps it's for a jilted baby mama he's trying to keep quiet

654 days ago
57.

pvo    

Awesome he also drives an old caravan

654 days ago
58.

sheikwil    

That house is only 5 miles from my home town of Eustis, so the price is right for that area. There are mansion there and around lake Eustis that will put that house to shame. To the person that stated they only let old white men live there, well whenyou have money that racist BS walks cause money talks and it's all green.lol

654 days ago
59.

SHARON    

shaq is smart.

654 days ago
60.

tony    

Normal to who? That house isn't normal to me. My house is worth like 50k, lol

654 days ago
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