Despite winning the NBA championship in Miami, Heat star Chris Bosh
swears he’s not a Floridian — and he’ll have to defend his contention in court!
The tall head says he really lives in Texas.
What about that 12,000-square-foot crib with a Biscayne Bay view bought in 2010 for $12.5 million?
The Miami Beach mansion has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 20-foot ceilings, an infinity pool, and an elevator.
Still, Bosh asserts in court papers filed recently in Orlando, where he’s fighting a big-money battle with an ex-girlfriend, that he really lives in a 1,900-square-foot house in a lower middle class suburb of Dallas.
Texas property records show the digs he claims to inhabit are worth about $73,000 and located on a zero-lot line property.
Not really the kind of place that someone who makes $18 million a year from playing ball with LeBron James
and Dwyane Wade
Isn’t Bosh proud to be a Floridian?
It’s all about the benjamins. Bosh, 28, is trying to hold on to an order from a judge in his native Dallas that he pay $2,600-a-month for the little girl he had with former live-in girlfriend Allison Mathis
Should he be declared a Florida resident, Bosh — who is now married and has a son with his wife — could be ordered to pay 3 percent of his monthly take home pay, about $30,000 a month!
A hearing has been scheduled for late August to help a judge determine Bosh’s residency.
Said Mathis’ attorney, Jane E. Carey
: “He’s fighting like a dog to remain a Texas resident. It is just not true that he lives in Texas. Even his son was born [in May] in Miami.”
Bosh’s attorney in Atlanta did not comment.‘x factor’ in town
The cast of the upcoming season of The X Factor
has just pulled into South Florida to tape segments of the Fox talent show.
The premiere is set to air Sept. 12 on WSVN-Fox 7.
Judges Britney Spears
(who’s making a reported $15 million for the gig), former Disney Channel star Demi Lovato
, record producer L.A. Reid,
and Simon Cowell
materialized Monday at the Fillmore Miami Beach and will be in the area for most of the week.
They’re judging a part of the show called “boot camp.”
And for you autograph hounds, The Miami Herald’s Madeleine Marr
says production headquarters is the Mondrian South Beach. Mobster digs for sale
Legendary mobster Al Capone’s
Miami Beach home is back on the market.
Cold-blooded Prohibition-era killer Capone, aka Scarface, is said to have bought the historic property on Palm Island for $40,000 in 1928. He was then sentenced to 11 years in Alcatraz but returned after he paid his debt to society.
Now, the 6,500-square-foot house is for sale — for $9.9 million.
Several rooms in the current version of the mansion were restored to their Gilded Age greatness, including a powder room. Some brass fixtures are originals.
The current owner is Peter Corsell
, a 30-something entrepreneur who once worked for the CIA in Havana.
Capone is said to have died of a heart attack in his bedroom at the mansion in 1947 while suffering through the final stages of syphilis.