When it comes to his real estate investments, Tyler Johnson has decided to take a selfless approach.
The Miami Heat guard recently put his Pinecrest estate on the market for $5.25 million, but said this week it had nothing do to with protecting the resources from the four-year, $50 million free-agent contract he signed last summer.
Instead, during an appearance at the Heat’s youth camp at Miami-Dade College, Johnson said the nearly 12,000-foot home would best be split into dual investments.
“I’m not necessarily in a rush,” he said. “I’ll see when somebody puts an offer in or something like that. It was just a business decision to help my mom out. So that way I can get her a home that’s just as nice as mine. She probably deserves one that’s nicer than mine.”
Johnson, 25, purchased the home for $4.82 million last summer, after the Heat matched the $50 million offer sheet extended by the Brooklyn Nets during the free-agency period.
Johnson said his focus remains on pushing the Heat back into the playoffs, with a belief the Heat can challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics at the top wholesale jerseys of the Eastern Conference.
“We know what we’re capable of,” he said. “If we continue building on the habits that we picked up last season, we’re not putting any numbers on it. We just know that we’re going to be in every single game that we play in. So who’s to say that we couldn’t make it and crack that top four?”