And for good reason, too, due a serious illness in the family of one of the three players being honored: Lamar, Vince Carter and Delonte West. (I’m not saying who out of respect for the family, and we hope hope hope the ailing party gets well very soon!) The bash set for this Thursday, given by Mavericks Player Shawn Marion and Linda & Simmie Cooper, has been rescheduled to early February at Shawn’s 12,000 square foot home on Isabella Lane. Yep, that’s the one with the big bathtub I was frolicking in a long time ago! The home was built by Simmie Cooper, one of the areas hottest builders, and I had the priviledge of touring it when it was listed by Kari Schlegel now Kloewer. Full disclosure: I squatted there. Listed originally at $5,995,000 it was reduced to $4,999,000 and sales price “Z’d” out but I heard Shawn paid less than 75% of the original list price. He’s a sharp one, that Shawn Marion, when it comes to real estate! Here I am frolicking in Shawn’s bathtub…

 

NOW it’s a done deal. December 23 is the day Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom executed the lease on Unit 2604 over at the W, the former bachelor pad of Mack Hicks. Rogers Healy and Steve Rigely got in a lot of camera time with Khloe & Company as he showed them every condo available in downtown Dallas so they could be sure. Allie Beth Allman was the  landlord’s rep on this one, and she had been looking for occupants since November 28. Also, this unit leased last Super Bowl weekend for $25,000 with Travis Horton at Twigg Realty: that was a 4 day rental for  slate flooring, Miele appliances, stainless steel wet bar with wine refrigerator, wine rack, ice machine, Mother of Pearl mosaic tiles and marble flooring in bathrooms and, of course, Mecca automatic window shades throughout for privacy. Based on the $7500 per month Khloe and Lamar are paying, that Super Bowl weekend deal was a bargain!

At first they wanted the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, but they couldn’t find a three bedroom condo to lease for just one year. So now word is that agent to the stars Allie Beth Allman, who I hear now tweets to keep up with Khloe, is helping the newcomers ink a deal at the W. Not sure which penthouse just yet, but I’d venture to say 2801 looks good, because it’s finished out (not a shell like a few of the remaining units over there) and has four bedrooms 4.2 baths, boasts 9285 square feet so the whole Kardashian gang can come in for Thanksgiving. (Khloe: Celebrity caters!) The unit is held by Encore Holdings and is the former home of Jonas Woods, remember him, who sold it in September of 2009 for $9,950,000 or $900 a square foot. Dang, remember those days? (Saw it in MLS, but I don’t believe it, I had heard closer to $6 million. But Carolyn Shamis, God rest her soul, is dead and I cannot call her!)

Allie Beth was the listing agent.

Another possibility might be Thomas A. Hartland’s 3102 which is 5731 square feet and a three/3.5, sold as a raw shell in October 2007, must surely be finished out by now. Also Don Carter has two units at The W, a smaller unit 2209 and and 2709 which is 3758 square feet, a three bedroom, 3.1 bath, had been on the market for $1.7ish.

Other agents helping the kids find a nice crib: Forrest Gregg who works on the Ben Jones team at Allie Beth, and  Seychelle Van Poole.

Don Carter's #2709

Anyone have a luxurious, furnished condo to lease? If so, contact Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s agent stat. Or brother Rob Kardashian — he’s moving here, too. Pretty soon, we’ll have all of the Kardashians in Big D. I know agents who are dusting off listings with power vacs. The NY Daily News reports that Rob Kardashian, Khloe’s younger brother and recent “Dancing With the Stars” finalist, will be joining the couple in Texas, this news from the mouth of the newly minted Maverick Texan.

“We’ll have the whole family here!” Odom, 32, told Us Weekly at the NBA team’s press day. That’s not all: Khloe’s close friend, Malika Haqq and her 24-year-old brother Khadijah, will also be accompanying the pair to film new episodes of “Khloe & Lamar.”

Brother & sister & hubby, I have the perfect pad, though it’s pricey and probably NOT for lease: Kari and Kirby Schlegels’ W Penthouse. Mighty close to Victory, too, though, from what I’m hearing, Khloe and Lamar really want to be at The Azure…