When Matt Geiger's 28,000 square-foot mansion outside Tampa Bay went on the market two years ago, it earned quite a bit of buzz across the sports blogosphere. According to the St. Petersburg Times, the former (and very forgettable) NBA center for the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets and the Philadelphia 76ers finally sold the house for $8 million. That's nearly a 60% drop from his initial $20 million dollar listing in 2008. Ouch. The paper reports he spent a sizable portion of his $44 million dollar NBA earnings tricking the crib out to be the ultimate bachelor pad.
He installed a putting green and stocked an artificial lake with 2,500 bass. He even had a personal herd of livestock at one time with 12 buffalo, 11 Watusi cattle, two donkeys, a miniature horse and one cow.The home had 40 televisions, 18 of them wired with Xbox so that Geiger and his high school pals could play video games. The home became the ultimate bachelor pad. The sprawling estate boasts several lavish bars, a DJ station and dance floor, hot tubs, a pizza oven, a wine cellar and even a cigar room. Geiger hosted a number of parties for friends and charities. He once transformed the mansion into a supersized haunted house. Scenes from The Punisher were filmed there in 2003. In the movie, Geiger's home became the estate of a gangster played by John Travolta.
County officials derailed Geiger's plans in October 2007 to install a landing pad for helicopters. Geiger decided to sell the grandiose bachelor pad after having a child with his girlfriend in 2007. He wanted a more child-friendly dwelling.
Anyway, here's a few real estate adult entertainment pics of Geiger's sprawling manision, including the sweet pool and man cave. Check 'em out after the jump.
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