25 Best Mansions in Sports

The Top 25 Mansions in Sports

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Recently, I have provided my personal Top-15 player mansion lists for current players in the NFL, NBA and MLB. However, there are star athletes in other sports who own houses that can compete with likes of Derek Jeter, Chris Bosh and Tom Brady. With that being said, let's take a look at and envy the Top-25 luxury homes that belong to current athletes regardless of the sport they play.

25. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

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25. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

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As a member of a legendary racing family, it's natural for Earnhardt to live in a legendary house. His mansion is on a 200-acre property that includes a replica Western town called "Whiskey River". He also has a personal go-cart track and nine-hole golf course. However, the most interesting feature is the race car graveyard that he has. Earnhardt currently owns more than 40 wrecked NASCAR vehicles that are displayed all over the property.

24. Hope Solo

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24. Hope Solo

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The two-time Olympic gold medalist for USA Women's Soccer purchased this gorgeous home in Kirkland, Wash. for $ 1.2 million. The 5,330 square-foot home includes a sport court, swimming pool, three bedrooms, four bathrooms, six-car garage and hot tub. It also includes very scenic views of the city and the mountains that surround it. Despite her recent legal troubles, if she were placed on house arrest then it would make for the best jail ever.

23. Michael Phelps

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23. Michael Phelps

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The "Flying Fish" sold his Baltimore condo in order to move closer to the fish with this amazing Newport Beach mansion. Unfortunately, due to Phelps' understandable need for privacy, there are very little details to be found about his new place. However, they say that a picture equals 1,000 words and the one image that exists looks like it equals 1,000,000 words. Life is great for the 18-time Olympic gold medalist and greatest swimmer ever.

22. Roger Federer

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22. Roger Federer

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While he has other estates located in the Swiss Alps, this 5,900 square foot "apartment" (according to Federer) is his Dubai estate. Federer purchased this home as a winter getaway and as a training facility due to the extreme heat in Dubai. He also stores his belongings there such as his six cars including an Aston Martin DB9. It's insane to think that the 17-time Grand Slam winner uses this place simply for storage, practice and nothing else.

21. Carmelo Anthony

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21. Carmelo Anthony

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Along with renting an Upper East Side Manhattan apartment with five bedrooms and four bathrooms for ,000 a month, Anthony also owns this massive house in Hewlett Harbor, New York. Details are scarce about this new pad, but if it's anything like his old Denver home, then expect eight bathrooms, 15 bathrooms, a six-car garage, a six-stall stable, a gym and a sound studio. He's truly living like the king of New York.

20. Dwyane Wade

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20. Dwyane Wade

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This is an inside shot of Wade's $ 10.65 million home and its majestic indoor pool. It also features six bedrooms, but some of the best features are on the outside. Along with a basketball court and a spectator cabana with wet bar, the best outdoor feature may be the one that Wade won't use and that's an air-conditioned doghouse. Other dogs on La Gorce Island must be enraged with jealousy about the accommodations for Wade's canine.

19. DeMarcus Ware

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19. DeMarcus Ware

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The former Dallas Cowboys standout has placed this home on the market for $ 2.2 million due to his relocation to Denver as a member of the Broncos. This estate includes six bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, seven fireplaces, ground-level trampoline, wine porch and a putting green. It's not sure what crazy mansion Ware will get next, but he may want to consider bringing those seven fireplaces with him to the colder Colorado.

18. Ryan Howard

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18. Ryan Howard

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Howard spared no expense when he decided to build this giant mansion in Belleaire Beach, Fla. Along with a spa, gym, multiple bedrooms, multiple bathrooms and a multi-car garage, this mansion has a unique feature. He has a lazy river pool that will actually run through the house. Let's hope that his area never experiences a flood since that would create an extremely difficult clean-up effort for his staff.

17. Marshawn Lynch

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17. Marshawn Lynch

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This waterfront property located in Richmond, Calif. cost Lynch $ 3.6 million and has 7,000 square feet of living space. It includes five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a gorgeous panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay. Additionally, he had a 58-foot boat dock built so he can play with his boats in his backyard, also known as the Bay Area waters.

16. Cristiano Ronaldo

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16. Cristiano Ronaldo

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Located in a village in Cheshire, England, it has five bedrooms, separate bathrooms for men and women, a swimming pool and sauna, cinema, media room, piano, aquarium, ceiling mirrors, a 5-star gym and a garage for his many exotic cars. It is also rumored that he has a larger-than-life picture of himself on his wall. Just like all of his female admirers, it's clear that Ronaldo doesn't get tired of seeing himself.

15. Kyrie Irving

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15. Kyrie Irving

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The view of Kyrie Irving's backyard at his mansion, as seen in the picture, resembles a water park and is the perfect place to hold incredible pool parties. Hopefully more interior images will start to pop up. It would be great to see how the "Prince of Cleveland" lives when he's not able to take advantage of his outdoor aquatic paradise.

14. Reggie Bush

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14. Reggie Bush

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The Detroit Lions RB's house features a chef’s kitchen, state-of-the-art theater, an elevator connecting all three levels and a second story library/loft. Additionally, the grounds include a pool/spa, custom wood decks, BBQ center and a lower level dog run. He purchased the home back in 2007 for $ 4.7 million but now has placed it on the market for a price of $ 5.1 million. Hopefully he doesn't lose money on his investment like other athletes.

13. Tony Parker

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13. Tony Parker

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Is this a house or a small village? It's a fair question to ask when looking at this incredible home and property of four-time NBA champion Tony Parker. His home includes a massive pool, multiple bedrooms and a home theater. Additionally, Parker is a huge fan of Marvel and has an amazing, fully painted statue of the Incredible Hulk in his theater. With the type of money he makes, he should consider getting statues for the other Avengers as well.

12. LeBron James

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12. LeBron James

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Although King James has decided to take his talents back home to Cleveland, it's hard to ignore the fact he was living like royalty in Miami. His $ 9 million home overlooked Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove. It came equipped with the "standard" eight bedrooms and six bathrooms. It also included a wine cellar, guest house, library, home theater and an infinity pool. Many now wonder what types of expansions he will make to his huge home in Akron, Oh.

11. Peyton Manning

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11. Peyton Manning

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The former Tennessee Volunteer is one of the best QBs to ever grace an NFL field, and his huge 16,000 square foot mansion is a symbol of his greatness. This $ 4.6 million home includes seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a seven-car garage, gated entrance, an elevator and a panic room. One can only imagine that a lot of film study and pacing takes place in Manning's unique home feature.

10. Kobe Bryant

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10. Kobe Bryant

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The Black Mamba lives in one of the most extravagant homes in the NBA. This two-story Newport Beach mega-home spans 8,500 square feet of living space and comes equipped with a home theater, state-of-the-art kitchen, home gym, multiple bedrooms and a multiple-car garage to house his toys such as his sick Lamborghini Aventador. There are also two unique features that no other NBA mansion can claim: a hair salon and a shark tank in the library.

9. Chris Bosh

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9. Chris Bosh

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Bosh owns an astounding $ 12.3 million mansion in Miami off of North Bay Road. It comes equipped with a seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 20-foot ceilings, heated infinity pool, outdoor summer kitchen/BBQ area, state-of-the-art kitchen designed by the Touzet studio, an elevator, an all-white interior and breathtaking views of the Biscayne Bay waters. When it comes to the best homes owned by NBA players, Chris Bosh is the undisputed champion.

8. Lionel Messi

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8. Lionel Messi

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This is easily the most unique athlete house. The Golden Ball award winner from the 2014 World Cup loves his sport so much that his home is in the shape of a soccer ball. The grounds are split into two halves where one half resembles a soccer pitch and the other has a pool. Additionally, there's a structure at the front that's in the shape of the number one. Therefore, when viewed from above, the structures form the number 10, Messi's number.

7. Bubba Watson

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7. Bubba Watson

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The two-time Masters winner, including this year, owns this gated 5,000-square foot home that is flanked by water on three sides. It boasts four bedrooms, five bathrooms and two indoor kitchens spread across three levels. Additionally, it has an entertaining area with a heated salt water pool/spa, a stainless steel outdoor kitchen, an outdoor fireplace and a specially formatted exterior television.

6. Tom Brady

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6. Tom Brady

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This monstrous palace belongs to the three-time Super Bowl champion and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen. The two-wing, $ 20 million house covers an astounding 22,000 square feet and includes eight bedrooms, a six-car garage, a lagoon-shaped swimming pool with spa, an elevator, a nursery, a weight room and a wine cellar. However, the estate was recently purchased by Dr. Dre for $ 40 million and a great return on investment for Brady.

5. Floyd Mayweather

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5. Floyd Mayweather

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This 22,000 square-foot home belongs to the best pound-for-pound boxer today, Floyd "Money" Mayweather. It includes five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 24-foot ceilings, walls draped in red silk, a two-story movie theater, a 600-square foot walk-in closet and a state-of-the-art kitchen with touch-screen video games installed into the counters. He also has a huge garage to house his Lamborghini, two Rolls Royces, Maybach and a $ 20,000 golf cart.

4. Alex Rodriguez

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4. Alex Rodriguez

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This super mansion, naturally built for a superstar, has nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, two docks, a batting cage, billiards room, theater and an incredible infinity pool/outdoor kitchen patio setup. Throughout the home there are gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline along with large glass doors that open up to covered patios and an outdoor kitchen.

3. Derek Jeter

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3. Derek Jeter

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This incredible 30,875 square foot home has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a massive pool, two boat lifts, a drive-through portico and a pair of three-car garages on either end of the property. This mansion is truly legendary, and that makes for a perfect match for Jeter's legendary, Hall of Fame career. One can only imagine that Jeter will enjoy plenty of luxurious downtime in his spectacular home after he retires this season.

2. Phil Mickelson

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2. Phil Mickelson

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Mickelson's house, built on over four acres in Rancho Sante Fe, features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two guest houses, a swimming pool, putting green, den, wine cellar, media room, exercise space and several, hand-carved fireplaces. Additionally, to add more to his aesthetically pleasing exterior, there is a beautiful outdoor mural that matches well with the botanical garden known as his backyard.

1. Tiger Woods

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1. Tiger Woods

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Woods literally purchased an entire strip of land in Jupiter, Fla. that's worth approximately $ 60 million. The property stretches from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean and makes for the best bachelor pad ever. It also sports a four-hole golf course, 100-foot lap pool, a 60-foot diving pool, a spa and a tennis/basketball sports court. However, Woods may want to spend some extra millions to fix the sinkhole in his dining room.

Roje Smith is a Fantasy Sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @RoKnowsDFS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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