Chris Bosh Owns the Most Expensive Home Among NBA Players

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 12, 2014

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Chris Bosh may have sacrificed $15 million over the life of his contract when he signed with the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010, but that doesn't mean he's not living large down on South Beach. 

According to HoopsHype, Bosh owns the most expensive home among all NBA players, with his Florida estate pricing out at $12.3 million, nearly $3 million more than Kobe Bryant's Hollywood pad. 

Interestingly enough, Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel spoke to Bosh last June about the potential sale of his high-priced mansion, although Bosh and his wife later denied that they were looking to move: 

Earlier, Bosh told the Sun Sentinel he had decided to put his 12,368-square-foot home on North Bay Road on the market, stressing the decision was made with his family in mind, with his wife, Adrienne, expecting the couple's second child, and not because of concerns about the direction of his playing career.

"Things change," he said before the Heat practiced in preparation for Thursday's Game 4 of the NBA Finals, with the Heat down 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. "It's looking to see if another spot is open."

The most fascinating part, though, is that Bosh qualified for the list twice. Per HoopsHype, he also owns a crib in California that ranks as the third-most expensive among all players, one spot ahead of LeBron James and two spots ahead of Dwyane Wade

Livin' Large: The Priciest NBA Homes
1. Chris Bosh (MIA)$12,333,000FL
2. Kobe Bryant (LAL)$9,450,000CA
3. Chris Bosh (MIA)$9,400,000CA
4. LeBron James (MIA)$9,000,000FL
5. Dwyane Wade (MIA)$8,900,000FL
6. Kobe Bryant (LAL)$8,599,000CA
7. Chris Paul (LAC)$8,495,000CA
8. Dirk Nowitzki (DAL)$7,995,000TX
9. Dwight Howard (HOU)$7,780,000FL
10. Paul Pierce (BKN)$6,500,000CA

And while superstars litter the ranking's top 10, it's interesting to note that Derek Fisher of the Oklahoma City Thunder owns the league's 12th-most expensive home while the Memphis Grizzlies' Beno Udrih (No. 16 overall) is kicking back and relaxing in a near-$4.7 million house in Washington. 

As you can see on the chart above, California and Florida rank as the two most popular places of residency for the Association's most reputable ballers. In total, 25 players make their home in Florida while 24 reside in California. Texas ranks as a distant third, housing a total of 15 players. Washington and Arizona round out the top five. 

It also shouldn't be surprising to learn that the abodes in the Golden State have an average price tag of $3,265,938, the highest of any one state. Houses in the Sunshine State don't lag far behind, though, with an average price of $2,803,938, while the four residences in New York clock in at a cool $2.1 million.