Athletes have the life we all dream about. They have the money to do just about whatever they feel like doing, and they can do it without worries. They buy cars, jewelry, clothing, boats, and all the other toys a grown kid would dream of.
It does not stop there. They need a place to park those cars, lock up that jewelry, hang up those clothes, and dock their boats. So they purchase luxuriously large homes that would make anything I have ever lived in feel like a shack in Haiti.
These homes have all the bells and whistles too. They feature private spas, pools, libraries, bars, parking garages, putting greens, and even their own private beaches.
Here are the 20 most expensive athletes homes either on the market or once occupied by an athlete. Enjoy.
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Size: 22,000 sq. ft.
Features: Five bedrooms, Seven bathrooms, home theater, 2,000 sq.ft. closet, pool, wine cellar, and trophy room.
It does not take much to hate Floyd Mayweather. The man is arrogant, egotistical, and afraid to lose. Otherwise, he would have already fought Manny Pacquiao and moved on with his career.
After reading about his 2,000 square foot closet, I might just hate him a little more.
Where: Miami, Florida
Size: 12,178 sq.ft.
Features: Six bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, wine cellar, library, home theater, parking garage, guest house, pool, and a dock to park a few yachts if need be.
Did I forget to mention it overlooks beautiful Biscayne Bay? And every room has a view of the water from every angle.
Lebron James might not have as many fans as Michael Jordan did, but he sure knows how to live it up in South Beach.
Where: Miami Beach, Florida
Size: 6,000 sq.ft.
Features: Seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, spa, pool, sauna, two-bedroom guest house, and dock.
You don't have to win a Grand Slam title in tennis to become a millionaire. Anna Kournikova is known for not winning any major titles in her short tennis career, but becoming one of the most infamous tennis stars in history.
Her house reminds me of something you might see in a movie.
Where: Orlando, Florida
Size: 14,477 sq.ft.
Features: Six bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, Two 155-gallon aquariums, disco lounge, and private gym
If you had no idea Barry Larking was living large, this might change your mind. His house has more features including a children's play room with a theater and stage. He has a stage for performers to perform. In his home!
When you do not have to leave the house to watch a live play, you are living the good life.
Where: New York City, New York
Size: 5,400 sq.ft.
Features: Four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and a few bathrooms and closets that might make your jaw fall off.
Now that Jorge Posada is retiring, he will have plenty of time to fix up his newly listed New York condo before it sells.
But how much more money can this thing be worth? Unless he plans to add gold to the fridge, no work is needed to get this baby sold.
Where: Chesire, England
Features: Five bedrooms, indoor pool, sauna, cinema
Although the world's luckiest man, Cristiano Ronaldo, no longer lives here, you can only imagine the number of beautiful women that have crossed through this threshold.
I would buy this house just hoping one of those ladies came back for seconds. I would gladly explain to them the change.
Where: Miami, Florida
Size: 12,000 sq.ft.
Features: Seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, gym, infinity pool, elevator
I know what you are thinking, "What is an infinity pool?"
Well, it is basically a pool that has the effect of having no walls and extending into the horizon. In other words, it is ballin' to the extreme.
Where: San Francisco, California
Size: 15,000 sq.ft.
Features: Six bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, library, office, movie theater, seven car garage, and a custom built 5,000 sq.ft. basement with a game room, wine cellar, bar, gym, sauna, and steam room.
Just when you thought a mansion had it all, Jerry Rice and his wife add some extra bling buy installing a gift wrapping room that is bigger than most people's apartments.
All it takes is money, right?
Where: Coral Gables, Florida
Size: 13,000 sq.ft.
Features: Eight bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, library, gym, four car garage, infinity pool, and outside kitchen
I thought you had to be cashing paychecks to buy a home of this magnitude, but Alonzo Mourning, who has been retired for three years now, is proving that if you know how to save your money, you can buy anything.
Where: Bradbury, California
Size: 16,600 sq.ft.
Features: Seven bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, putting green, basketball court, tennis court, infinity pool, indoor batting cage, and golf green
If you have a home that features its very own golf green, you are living the high life. A golf green is not a putting green. It is an entire hole that features sand traps and bunkers.
Too bad Adrian Beltre is selling this beast.
Where: Lake Sherwood, California
Size: 16,177 sq.ft.
Features: Seven bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, breakfast bar, theater room, pool, gym, and spa
Now that Pete Sampras is retired and having fun spending time with his beautiful wife, Bridgette Wilson, he can afford to lose money on the sale of this home in Lake Sherwood.
It did cost him $25 million originally so he is just going to eat the difference. To him, $6 million is chump change.
Where: Brentwood, California
Size: 22,000 sq.ft.
Features: Eight bedrooms, nursery, spa, pool, butler's room, wine cellar, and gym
Not many of the homes on this list look like a mall, but thanks to Tom Brady and Gisele's Brentwood mansion, I can no longer say that. This thing is not only huge, it looks like a palace.
At least now Tom Brady will have enough rooms to put all his Super Bowls trophies.
Where: Dallas, Texas
Size: 29,122 sq.ft.
Features: Includes 109 acres, 10 car garage, bowling alley, football field, indoor basketball court, tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, game room, and a private 12 acre lake.
You do not get the name "Prime Time" without showing a little flash. Deion Sanders is actually attempting to sell this home that was appraised for $5.6 million for almost four times that amount. I guess he needs the money.
Where: Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
Size: 24 acres
Features: Seven bedrooms, gazebos, petting zoo, recording studio, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, tennis courts, billiard room, and garden
The Beckhams are attempting to sell this home in England because they already own a home in Beverly Hills, California worth around $18 million.
They are trying to cut back on expenses. I think $22 million is a big cut back. Don't you?
Where: Miami, Florida
Features: Unknown but you can rest assured he has a pool.
If there is any male athlete that can afford a luxurious home that costs $24 million, it is Alex Rodriguez. The man has been cashing in a $20 million paycheck every year since 2001.
Where: Highland Park, Texas
Size: 10,520 sq.ft.
Features: Five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, four car garage, outdoor basketball court, pool
If you want to purchase this luxury home, all you need is a little money. Troy Aikman has it listed for sale, but make sure you have the dough before wasting anyone's time. This house is expensive.
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Size: 32,683 sq.ft.
Features: Nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a three-bedroom guesthouse, pool, tennis court, three different multi-car garages, and a lake
After glancing over hundreds of photos of Michael Jordan's mansion, I picked up on one thing. If you own a home that has a gated entrance similar to Disney World, you have a bankroll that the mafia wants a part of.
Where: Calistoga, California
Size: 9,700 sq.ft
Features: Three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, pool, bocce court, skeet-shooting range, olive garden, basketball court, equestrian stable, and an extra 500 acres of land.
If you thought the $35 million price tag was steep, you haven't heard what he originally tried to sell it for. Joe Montana listed it for $49 million before having to reduce the price when he realized no one was going to pay that much money.
Come on people, this place has a bocce court.
Where: Jupiter Island, Florida
Size: 10,000 sq.ft.
Features: Four bedrooms, boathouse, golf training studio, cinema, wine cellar, pool, tennis court, gym, 100-foot running track, and a four hole golf course.
Tiger Woods built this house after his divorce.
So before you say anything, know this. He built this as a bachelor pad. Amazing.
And this is not the most expensive home.
Where: Jupiter Island, Florida
Size: 18,000 sq.ft.
Features: Eight acres of land including some ocean front property, six buildings total that can park up to 17 cars.
If you owned this home you would be paying a monthly note in the range of $200,000, every month.
I still can't believe Greg Norman is the athlete with the most expensive home. He also owns a ranch in Colorado worth a measly $55 million.
Who is ballin' now?