To no one’s surprise, Lebron James has found himself under fire once again. This time fans aren’t pissed about him creating a super team or being a dick to the press, but rather his desire to completely rebuild his $37 million Beverly Hills home that he purchased in 2020. I am a firm believer in the idea that people should be able to do what they want with their hard-earned money, but this is definitely hard to wrap your head around. I don’t care how much money you make, a $37 million mansion in Beverly Hills is already anyone’s dream house, especially if you are a kid who grew up couch-surfing with his mother in Akron.
This plan to rebuild his home isn’t out of the blue. After James purchased his house three years ago, he began his legal battle to obtain the building permits to rebuild his home. I feel like it’s important to mention that his home had tennis courts, a pool, a pool house, and one of the longest driveways in all of L.A. I don’t know about you, but I’d be more than content with a home that had one of those things. Now that James has received the necessary permits to build on his 2.5-acre lot, demolition has begun.
This major investment might be a sign that James is looking to stay in L.A. despite rumors that he will be leaving the Lakers. After all, Bronny is draft eligible in a year and it always was Lebron’s dream to play alongside his son. Whether you can wrap your head around his decision or not, I think we can all agree Lebron’s spending habits are pretty wasteful.