Air Ball: Heat Star Mike Miller Loses $2 M in Auction

Mike Miller's pool

Miami Heat star Mike Miller’s house in Pompano Beach sold in auction — at a $2 million loss to Miller! (Click on the photo for the grand tour)

flag-exclusiveNBA finals hero Mike Miller, whose three-point shooting won the Miami Heat its championship banner, has lost a ton of money in the South Florida real estate game, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively.

Miami Heat's Mike Miller

Miami Heat sharpshooter Mike Miller (Click on the photo for a tour of his house)

Miller, 32, sold his Pompano Beach oceanfront digs at auction in late July. But the deal finally was consummated and made public in mid-December after a bureaucratic snafu, according to Broward County records.

The damage?

Miller lost $2 million-plus on a crazy beautiful crib he owned for barely two years!

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Records show Miller, who returned to the Heat this season after contemplating early retirement, bought the 10,000-square-foot house in October 2010 for $5.4 million.

By any standard, the place was well worth it: It’s one of a few dozens of oceanfront single-family homes in Broward; and it has direct view on the Hillsboro Inlet lighthouse, and its own private, sandy beach.

But when 43-year-old Coral Springs investor Sergio Selcer won the house in the auction, his bid was just $3.35 million!

At least, according to records, Miller was able to pay off his $3.24 million-mortgage!

The auctioneer didn’t return a call for comment, but Lighthouse Point waterfront realtor Stephanie Heyman said there are risks to putting up a house for auction.

“An auction can generate excitement and competitiveness,” she said. “But buyers pre-qualified for a house of that caliber aren’t a dime a dozen.

“Miller’s property was unique, but buyers have become very savvy.”

Miller couldn’t be contacted and buyer Selcer didn’t return calls.

Miami Heat star Mike Miller's house

Even the view on a historic lighthouse didn’t drive up the bids for Miami Heat star Mike Miller’s Pompano Beach crib! (Click on the photo for the tour)

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