While Kobe's 8,500 square foot house is huge by all means, it is dwarfed in comparison to his former teammate Shaquille O'Neal's 70,000 square foot mansion in Florida. I recall seeing the house when it was first featured on MTV Cribs some years ago and it was just GARGANTUAN. I understand Shaq has many kids, but 70,000 square feet? Isn't that a little over the top?
Living in Newport Coast, Kobe has somewhat of a commute to his office at Staples Center Los Angeles, but that's not a problem. He makes the 49 mile trip in minimal time, and a scenic one to boot with this ride, a custom chopper helicopter. Of course when you are an NBA legend, 5-time world champion and future hall-of-famer, the sky is the limit (no pun intended).