We knew last December something was up when Jason Kidd bought this $5 plus million place in Water Mill, the Hamptons. He already had his Azure penthouse on the market. Then we learn last week that Kidd said adios to the Mavericks, ola to the New York Knicks.  Sure enough, he had New York City in mind when our hot former point guard picked up 100 Flying Point Road in (Water Mill) Southampton, the same spread Jennifer Lopez was perusing. It’s a classic Hampton’s clapboard six-bedroom, six-bathroom home at 5500 square feet. You can even hear the surf! Listed at $5.975 million, which is not bad for the Hamptons,  the home is a custom build job with contemporary interiors designed around clean lines and European fixtures. Jason has plenty of room for the help in the 2,300-square-foot, finished basement, which includes a staff suite! The two acre property includes a pool, pool house, tennis court and carriage house that can be used as a two-car garage with space above for a gym, office or playroom. Going to be very handy for the new baby to grow up in. And it’s “a bike ride” away from the ocean, which Jason probably wishes he’d been riding early Sunday morning when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated in his Cadillac Escalade. From the Southampton Patch:

“Kidd, 39, was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI charge on Sunday morning in Southampton Town Justice Court and released on his own recognizance.

Sag Harbor attorney Eddie Burke Jr. said he was on his way to speak with Kidd. “We await further discovery from the district attorney’s office,” Burke said.”

Burke is a high-profile DWI attorney, sort of the Knox Fitzpatrick of Manhattan’s second home playground.

By the way, anyone want to help me start a driving service for high profile peeps who want to go out and drink at night?

2108 at the Azure is the place Kidd still calls home — “police said his address is still listed as Dallas, Texas”, even though the listing for $1,595,000 is expired.

 

 

Would these sports guys please just calm down, it’s a mid-week holiday for God’s sake. Now comes word that Jason Terry is leaving the Mavericks and heading to the Celtics in Boston, or B-town. I’ll be up there in a couple weeks and check on The Jet’s house-hunting — already have some ideas, in fact. Meantime, I hope his contract is hefty enough to support all those mortgages: the home in Frisco is in lovely Country Club EstatesThe Terrys bought their home there five years ago for $1.1. Word is the Terrys love the  Lewisville ISD schools — Terry and his wife, Johnyika, have four daughters; Jasionna, Jalayah, Jaida and Jasa Azur. His younger sister, Lyric, used to live with them in Dallas. Wonder what they’ll do about schools in B-Town? But the Terrys also have this home in Atlanta, a 6,325-sq-ft whopper at 105 Kingston Manor, listed for $1.89M. It’s really so different from the Frisco house —  7 bedrooms, 10 baths with a water slide for $1.89M, plus huge bar area, home movie theatre, and get this: a full blown barber shop and beauty salon. Well, with four girls, that’s probably a good investment. Terry kept the Atlanta home after he left the Hawks in 2006; I think I read somewhere they really love that home, built it themselves, and just did not want to shed it.  He totally should have put this home on the market in ’06: the Atlanta housing market was a lot stronger then. Now, basically it’s tanking. In fact, looks like Terry will be darn lucky if he breaks even with this sale: He bought the property in 2003 for $1.76M. Ouch, that hurts.

Now when you get to Boston, Jason, remember it’s a different market. Homes are pricier for less. Do not think you’ll get a home with a full blown beauty shop and water slide, but hey, who needs it in New England? You’ve got the Atlantic coast at your disposal!

But the Terrys also have this home in Atlanta, a 6,325-sq-ft whopper at 105 Kingston Manor, listed for $1.89M. It’s really so different from the Frisco house —  7 bedrooms, 10 baths with a water