Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki buys estate formerly owned by Dallas billionaire
Dallas has been home for Dirk Nowitzki for the entirety of his 21-year NBA career. Recently, the Dallas Mavericks legend all the more made Dallas his home by purchasing a landmark estate previously owned by a Dallas billionaire, per Steve Brown of the Dallas News.
The Preston Hollow estate, an 11,394 square-foot mansion priced at around $8.25 million last year, reportedly belonged to the late Charles Wyly.
The property features a four-bedroom house with five living rooms. There are also a ton of amenities that Nowitzki can enjoy, including a number of swimming pools around the area and a tennis court. Of course, Nowitzki will likely insert a basketball court in there somewhere.
The 41-year old reportedly purchased the property at $5.75 million. Of course, the price tag is nothing to what he earned in his NBA career. Nowitzki, who played all his 21 seasons with the Mavs, amassed over $250-million in salary, and that doesn’t even include his off-court deals.
The German-born forward, who retired earlier this year, is already synonymous to the Mavericks franchise and to the entire city of Dallas at this point. The man basically put Dallas on the map by carrying the franchise for 21 years. And of course, he also led them to their first and only NBA championship.
With how revered Nowitzki is in Dallas, it makes sense for the 2006-07 MVP to add to his landmark around the city. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban already foresees that Nowitzki will eventually hold an important front office role in the organization and could even become a part-owner someday.