MIAMI — Sometimes celebrities are just like us. Take the Miami Heat’s legendary big scorer Glen Rice. He can’t get his rental deposit back!
Celebrities are just like us.
According to court papers, Rice is trying to get back a $9,100 security deposit he paid for a nice, suburban Miami property.
“Glen and his wife surrendered the property at the end of their contract in beautiful condition,” said Rice’s lawyer, Scott Feder.
“But you know how landlords are. Many seem to do this all of the time and just don’t want to give up that deposit.”
Ain’t it the truth?
According to the court documents, Rice and his wife Tia were renting a house at 7790 SW 120th Place in Kendall Lakes. They rented from a company called Invest Wiz LLC, and even though the 50-year-old Rice vacated the place on March 31, they still haven’t gotten their deposit back.
And Glen Rice says the landlord never told him why.
The Rices won a judgment against the landlord and a Miami-Dade County judge awarded Rice his deposit plus a $1,000 punishment for the landlord.
But the former forward is still coming up empty.
Invest Wiz claims it was never properly served with the complaint and wants the judge to reverse course and throw out the default judgment.
The company’s lawyer answer requests for comment.
Now, you may be wondering why a three-time NBA All-Star player is renting instead of owning? Rice has struggled financially since he retired, primarily due to bad investments.