As he continues riding high off that relatively new $85 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, it’s probably no surprise that Lonzo Ball has seen fit to invest some of those big earnings into luxury real estate. But the professional basketball star has not yet bought in Illinois, at least as far as we know; rather, he’s acquired some prime properties in and around his longtime Southern California stomping grounds.
Ball was born and raised in the Chino Hills area, about an hour’s drive (depending on traffic) due east of central Los Angeles. Way back in 2017, shortly after he was drafted by the Lakers, he paid $5.2 million for a three-acre Chino Hills estate with a 15,000-square-foot mansion that has since become the main residence of his always-brash father LaVar Ball and his mother, Tina Ball. For his part, LaVar gave a grand tour of the estate and has called it the “best house within an 80-mile radius.”
And Lonzo has continued investing in Chino Hills. Last March, records show he paid another $510,000 to buy the vacant lot immediately adjacent to his parents’ huge estate. Shortly after that, he dropped about $2 million to acquire a five-bedroom Chino Hills house that is currently occupied by his ex-girlfriend Denise Garcia, with whom he shares a daughter.
Now Ball has completed his biggest property investment to date — he’s doled out roughly $7.3 million for a mansion in prime suburban Los Angeles. Tucked into the steep hills above Sherman Oaks, the glitzy house is essentially all-new, originally constructed in 1974 but rebuilt last year from the ground up. With six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in about 6,200 square feet of living space, the place has room for the entire Ball clan — and then some.