Shaquille O'Neal's former Westside home listed for $9.5 million

It’s back, and there’s still some Shaq. The retired pro basketball great’s former home on the Westside has come on the market at $9.495 million.

Owned since 2004 by one of Japan’s bestselling singer-songwriters, Kyosuke Himuro, the contemporary estate still pays homage to the onetime Laker.

Gone are the red flowers in a bed of white forming Ss on either side of the steps to the front door.

Redone is the home theater, which now has its walls lined with guitars.

Retained is the tennis/basketball court, where “NBA MPV” is painted at one end and a Superman S at the other.

Also remaining are the two-story entry with marble floors, seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and the swimming pool with spa.

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Shaquille O’Neal, 41, won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is a sports analyst on “Inside the NBA.”

At the time O'Neal listed the house he asked Ruth Ryon to break the news in the Hot Property column. It was the first inkling he was leaving the Lakers, and the Sports department pounced on the news for daily publication before the item could lead the Sunday column.

The Multiple Listing Service considers the estate to be in the Beverly Hills Post Office area. The L.A. Times Mapping Database places it in Sherman Oaks.

Himuro, 52, paid $6.4 million for the 12,500-square-foot home.

Valerie Fitzgerald of Coldwell Banker and Myra Nourmand and Lobat Kohan Ghodoushim of Nourmand & Associates are the listing agents.


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