Messi has a new neighbor: LeBron James

Like in 2010, Lebron James brought his talent back to the beach. The Los Angeles Laker star player and ex-Miami Heat bought a luxury condo at The Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beachnorth of Miami Beach, property records revealed.

james paid $9 million for a unit on the 43rd floor of the two-tower project. The developer sold the unit located at 17909 Collins Avenue to a company managed by James and linked to his LeBron James Family Foundationbased in Akron, Ohio. The 49-story, 154-unit south tower was completed this summer and the north tower is under construction.

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Sunny Isles Beach, nicknamed “Little MoscowBecause of its concentration of Russian residents, it has attracted other professional athletes and celebrities over time. Two years ago, the Argentine soccer star, Leo Messibought a unit in Porsche Design Tower by Dezer Developmentand a year later his family bought a condo in Regaliaboth in Sunny Isles Beach.

According to Forbes, LeBron James’ fortune exceeded $1 billion this summer. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) (Gary A. Vasquez/)

The Estates of Aqualina is the third condominium project in Sunny Isles for The Trump Grouprun by brothers Jules and Eddie Trump and unrelated to the Trump Organizationof the former president of the USA, donald trump. prices fluctuated between USD 4 million and USD 35 million for the penthouse.

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The complex includes a 45,000-square-foot (4,180-square-meter) service village which is expected to be delivered later this year with an ice skating rink, a bowling alley and the restaurant Avra Miami Estiatorio. Both towers have lobbies designed by the late fashion designer karl lagerfeld.

Also noteworthy is the high strut of the apartments, which exceeds 3 meters. In addition, according to the project’s sales portal, they are delivered furnished and equipped with high-end appliances.

Lionel Messi posing with his 7 Ballon d'Ors. The last one he won was in 2021.
Lionel Messi shopped in Sunny Isles Beach two years before LeBron James.

For James, considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, the purchase marks a return to the south florida. James was part of the “Big Three” while playing for him Heat between 2010 and 2014, along with Dwyane Wade Y Chris Bosch. She lived in a house facing the sea in the neighborhood of Coconut Grove in Miamiwhich he sold in 2015 for USD 13.4 million.

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Last year, James sold one of his houses from Brentwood in The Angels for USD 19.6 million.

The athlete, whose fortune exceeded $1 billion this summer, according to Forbesis a co-owner of the clothing store Unknownwhich has locations in Wynwood and Akron. He also owns stakes in companies including Blaze’s Pizza and the home gym startup Tonal.


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