NBA center JaVale McGee buys Marc Anthony’s Encino home


NBA big man JaVale McGee has added another party-ready property to his real estate portfolio. He’s the buyer of Marc Anthony’s home in Encino that sold last month for $2.425 million.

Designed for entertaining, the Mediterranean-style home is highlighted by indoor-outdoor bars, a billiard room, a home theater, a wine room and a resort-style backyard. A swimming pool and spa, a pool house, a gazebo and a fire pit make up the nearly half-acre grounds.

Dark hardwoods, wrought iron details and detailed molding are a common theme throughout the 6,263 square feet of living space, which has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Other features include an art studio, a gym and a master suite with a spalike bathroom and fireplace.


The home came on the market late last year for $2.75 million and previously sold for $2.225 million in 2013.

Andrew Mortaza and Bryan Castaneda of Keller Williams were the listing agents. Giselle Ramirez of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer in the sale, which was first reported by TMZ.

McGee, 27, has played for the Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and, briefly, the Philadelphia 76ers across seven NBA seasons. He is currently a free agent.

The basketball player’s recent purchase comes roughly seven months after he paid $800,000 for an amenity-filled unit at the Panorama Towers in Las Vegas. The condo, designed in modern style, has 2,406 square feet of open space with custom lighting, large entertainer’s spaces, a wet bar and a chef’s kitchen. Dual balconies center on wide views of the Vegas Strip.

Anthony, in his mid-40s, has two Grammy Awards and five Latin Grammys to his name. He is in the process of launching his own entertainment company, Magnus Media, with a focus on the Latino market.

The salsa singer, who has since moved on to a New England-inspired Traditional in Tarzana, is also selling a Long Island compound he owned with his ex-wife, Jennifer Lopez, for $12 million. A Hidden Hills home that he and Lopez purchased together is also for sale at $17 million.


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