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Despite Splashing 8-Figure Cheque on Miami Property, Lionel Messi’s Latest Purchase Remains $3,200,000 Cheaper Than LeBron James’ Former Magic City Mansion

Published 09/12/2023, 11:39 PM EDT

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The Little Boy From Rosario has made his big splash in Miami. After shockingly deciding to take his talents to the South Beach, Lionel Messi has now called it his home. His Fort Lauderdale mansion is sure to mesmerise anyone at the first glance. However, this extravagant property still falls $3,200,000 short of LeBron James‘ mansion that he purchased over a decade ago.

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LeBron James stunned the NBA world with his decision to join the Miami Heat back in 2010. However, he also brought along his lavish ways to the Magic City. The King purchased a mansion 13 years ago that has somehow still outdone Messi’s new home by a large margin.

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Lionel Messi has taken the United States by storm since his arrival in the country. The Inter Miami star has had a tremendous influence over the nation, also grabbing A-List celebrities’ attention throughout. However, given his current stint with the Miami-based team, the Argentine legend has now purchased a stunning mansion in Fort Lauderdale.



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Lionel Messi’s extravagant mansion spans 10,500 feet with 10 beds and 9 baths. It also consists of 170 feet of waterfront. A pool and two docks further add to the beauty of this spectacular mansion. It is located just 15 minutes away from the DRV PNK Stadium, providing both convenience and luxury to the 36-year-old soccer legend. as However, while the World Cup winner is soon to eclipse The King in career earnings, his property stands no comparison to James’ Crystal View Court mansion.

LeBron James’ move to Miami in 2010 still resonates with NBA fans. After moving to the Magic City 13 years ago, the 4-time MVP purchased a mansion that has outdone Messi’s property by a whopping $3,200,000. This amount is equal to James’ former teammate, Andre Drummond’s salary in 2022-23. However, does this mansion justify its price?

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LeBron James has never compromised on his lavishness over the years. Naturally, when he made his move to the South Beach in 2010, The Chosen One did not settle for an ordinary house. The current Los Angeles Lakers forward purchased a mansion that is now valued at $13,950,000. This property has clearly left behind Messi’s mansion but does it live up to the exuberant price?

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The 12,178 sq.ft. house features a 8 beds and 6 baths, a chef’s kitchen, sommelier’s wine cellar, office, custom theater, generator, guest home & private master rooftop sun deck. Furthermore, it holds a luxurious outdoor living featuring a summer kitchen, 4500 sq. ft. entertainment space, infinity edge pool & concrete dock for two 60′ yachts. The mansion also features a walled, gated private estate with state-of-the-art security system.


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Despite 13 years passing since The King built this mansion, it has eclipsed Messi’s house by a large margin. However, while James has now put his mansion up for sale, Messi will soon move into his lavish home to enhance his experience in the Magic City.



Sachit Kaundinya

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Sachit is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for several years and is deeply passionate about the sport and it’s strategic aspects. Combining his passion and desire to stay connected with basketball, Sachit pursued a writing career.

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