Shaquille O'Neal, Worth $250 Million, Buys House for $250K [PHOTO]

In Celebs by Kim Muraro , on Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 8:42 AM (PST)
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Maybe It's Going to Be His Storage Unit?

Anyone we know would be more than happy to live in what appears to be in the photo a very, very nice home. We certainly would.

But what makes this particular house such a curiosity is its new owner, Shaquille O'Neal, who recently paid $235,000 for the 3,900-square-foot home in Mount Dora, Florida.

And it's a puzzler because, 1) Shaq is worth more than $250 million; 2) he already lives in a 70,000-square-foot, 11-bedroom, 13-bathroom home (with its own 20,000-foot basketball court and sports car-filled garage) in Miami; and 3) Mount Dora is 30 minutes away from his regular residence in Miami.

Read: Harrison Ford Lists Gorgeous $8.295 Million Mansion for Sale [SLIDESHOW]

So, as points out, why the frick would Shaq buy a $235,000 home that would fit in the corner of his basketball court in Miami, in a town a half hour drive away from his place of residence?

It is a perfectly nice house … 3,900-square-feet, five bedrooms, four baths, granite countertops, wet bar, entertainment room and gorgeous cherry cabinets. It's a very nice house, in fact.

But, again, the entire thing wouldn't even take up one-quarter of the basketball court in his permanent residence, so why did the NBA legend purchase such a relatively modest home?

Come on, Shaq, respond to TMZ's queries about your latest real estate acquisition. We are really, really curious.

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