Reggie Bullock has been quite the journeyman throughout his NBA career, but it appears he is set to travel his longest distance yet as he has just bought a personal island in Belize.
The Mavericks’ guard posted on Instagram Monday announcing his purchase of a 5-acre island off the coast of Southern Belize in the Placencia Lagoon.
Despite how it may appear, Bullock’s purchase was far from an impulse buy. In fact, this is something that has been in the works for over a year. In an interview with Marc J. Spears of Andscape last May, Bullock opened up about his desire to purchase an island as a vacation spot for his family and friends.
During last season’s All-Star Break, Bullock was able to fly down and visit the island for the first time. After traveling with and consulting various family members, Bullock decided to finalize his purchase. “The water is beautiful. The people are dope. The food is dope. If you’re down to fish, they have really good grouper,” Bullock excitedly said about his island.
Judging from photos of the island, it seems the first of Bullock’s installments to the island is a massive wooden sign that reads “Bullock Island.” Classy and creative, right?
However, Bullock has much bigger plans in store than just a tacky sign. He plans on first building himself a 4,000 square foot home, followed by eight villas across the island which he intends on renting out to guests. Who knew Reginald was so business savvy? I know I didn’t.
While there hasn’t been a publicized price of what Bullock paid for his island, he is believed to be the person island-owner in the NBA. Good thing too, because with the Mavs current pace it seems he will be on his way there very soon.