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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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76.

John    

This is just a place for Shaq to stash his hoes. He should have had one years ago, maybe he would still be married.

717 days ago
77.

Ed    

Good for him. It's good to see people spend money on what they want.

717 days ago
78.

Belly    

5 bedrooms & 3 bedrooms isn't standard and neither is that price!He bagged a Bargain

717 days ago
79.

Mansour    

Shaq is just getting ready so when he blows off all his 250 millions he can live in the smaller house.

717 days ago
80.

sean    

Many of you dont realize it but Shaq buys real estate or has investments in real estate. One point in my career, I worked for a firm that finance and built 55+ affordable housing. Shaq arrived one day and worked a deal to build housing for senior citizens and low income families. He put up a large sum of his own money to create the deal.

717 days ago
81.

wendy    

Hopefully shack has seen the light. He'll sell the mansion and move into something that doesn't cost a million dollars a year to keep up. He no longer has the stream of basketball millions coming in. He should get rid of all of that expense crap before he ends up like Evander Holyfield...broke and homeless.

717 days ago
82.

C    

Why buy two house in Central Florida? Isn't that hell? It's not even near the Ocean.

717 days ago
83.

wirr    

Wish I had seen it first!

717 days ago
84.

CreamOfWeber    

A 3,900-square-foot house is totally normal now?

716 days ago
85.

shelly     

woa that would def be a dream home for my family of 6 ill keep dreaming however wouldn’t it be awesome if he were to donate to a family?

716 days ago
86.

Daye     

Normal house.? I have a normal house but it looks nothing like that. More like mini masion

716 days ago
87.

nyphonejacks    

if that's what $235 gets you in FL then i must be living in the wrong state... looks like it would be $1 mil + in NY

716 days ago
88.

CG    

That's my hometown!!!! Its definitely not random if you live down there. Shaq is always around,like he visited a local high school. He even contemplated becoming sheriff for the county. It's a beautiful town and nice and peaceful. So I see it as no surprise that he would want to live here

715 days ago
89.

jacqueline    

Glad stop throwing away money on these big mansions, buy some everyday folks a home.you guys thro so muck
Money away on nothing, buy a homless family a home.

186 days ago
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