PINECREST — Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters has picked the wrong time to get injured, and lay bricks when he plays.
Waiters, 26, who was brought over from the Oklahoma City Thunder to replace Dwyane Wade, just plunked down $7.4 million on his first Miami area home, a behemoth in Pinecrest.
Records show Waiters signed on the dotted line last month for a 17,000-square-foot Balinese-style resort crib on SW 94th Street just off Red Road, in the Felix Park Home Acres area of the Village.
To be frank, the house looks a lot like a hipster Miami Beach hotel: cold, grand and soul-less.
But it sits on nearly two acres of land and features nine bedrooms, three master suites, and ten bathrooms, according to the listing on real estate trade websites.
And it can easily host parties with more than 100 guests.
In 2015 the property, dubbed La Tropicale, bore a price tag of $10 million but failed to generate much interest until the price slumped.
In 2016, it was then featured on a CBS4’s Living Large news segment about mega mansions and those buying them:
Waiters, meanwhile, is in a seesaw season. While his scoring average is holding steady at 14 points per game, an ailing elbow has been blamed for several subpar nights.