Brooklyn Nets’ Ben Simmons in contract to buy $13M Dumbo home
Australian-born Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons and British TV presenter Maya Jama called it quits last month — but Simmons already has his next best thing ahead of him.
No, not a new fiancée, but a new Brooklyn home — an apartment that Jama “was instrumental” in helping Simmons pick, sources tell Gimme Shelter.
Specifically, the three-time NBA All-Star is in contract to purchase a sprawling residence asking around $13 million in affluent Dumbo.
The home is a two-unit combo at the Olympia, a 33-story luxury tower at 30 Front St. The building is decked out with 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, including a regulation-size tennis court overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge.
Perhaps that sweet amenity lured in tennis star Naomi Osaka for a tour at the property, as we reported early this month.
Simmons also loves tennis. But we’re still waiting for New Yorkers to show him some love. When Simmons appeared on the jumbotron while attending tennis legend Serena Williams’ final game at the US Open early this month, fans booed him. The former Philadelphia 76er took it in stride — having missed all of the 2021-22 season, first because of a holdout with the Sixers to try and force a trade, and then due to a back injury with the Nets.
Simmons’ two units — a front-facing five-bedroom and a three-bedroom combo — are perched on a high floor and total around 5,000 square feet. There are also 325 square feet of outdoor space, with stunning views.
Building amenities also include a hot tub, treatment rooms and a two-lane bowling alley.
In addition, there’s a gym with a juice bar, a spin studio, a maritime-themed children’s playroom and a game lounge.