LeBron James, Net Worth $500 Million, Splurged Bucketloads of Dollars as a 21 Year Old: “Let’s Buy a House! Who Buys a House in Vegas?”

Published 02/12/2022, 4:30 PM EST

USA Today via Reuters

LeBron James has been the face of the NBA for the past decade. He already made a reputation before even making his debut in the NBA and one of the stories from his past reveals his reckless side. Talking in an interview, LeBron revealed how he spent recklessly as a 21-year-old.

James is known for investing smartly in ventures off the court, but a story from his past says otherwise. A then 21-year-old LeBron James bought a house in Vegas.


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A young LeBron James spent recklessly

The story dates back to 2005 when LeBron James was lighting up the league. Already dubbed as the next big thing in basketball, LeBron was a star for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Talking to Uninterrupted in 2005, LeBron talks about the mistake he committed. He said, “Oh my god. I’m young, I don’t know. I’m having a ball there playing. Also, having a good time. I’m 21, 22. My family’s coming out, they love it. Let’s buy a house! Who buys a house in Vegas?”

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James decided to buy a house in Las Vegas due to the fact the Cavaliers’ training camp was situated there. Although this amount might seem crazy, this is nowhere near the amount James paid for his Beverly Hills mansion.

How much did his Beverly Hills mansion cost?

It is no surprise LeBron James has a huge net worth. The Los Angeles Lakers star is worth around $500 million.

He spent a big chunk of that to buy a mansion in Los Angeles. According to reports, James spent a whopping $36.75 million in a lavish mansion. The mansion is located in the posh Beverly Hills. The 13,000 square-foot mansion was previously listed for a price of $39 million.


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The four-bedroom mansion was previously under the care of celebrities like Charles Boyer and Howard Hughes. Additionally, the mansion consists of seven bathrooms and two guest houses.


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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.