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Spencer Dinwiddie reportedly seeks commanding view in Brooklyn hi-rise

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Spencer Dinwiddie hasn’t confirmed it, but the New York Post’s real estate section, Gimme Shelter, is reporting that the Nets guard has agreed to buy a penthouse in Brooklyn’s tallest building, Brooklyn Point, just up Flatbush Avenue from Barclays Center.

It’s a slam dunk for Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who is in contract to buy a penthouse at Brooklyn Point, Gimme Shelter has learned.

At 720 feet tall, the under-construction building is set to be Brooklyn’s tallest tower. The penthouse is on the 68th floor — making it the highest apartment available in the borough right now.

The Nets, of course, encourage all their players and staff to live in Brooklyn to be close to the arena and more importantly, the HSS Training Center. Brooklyn Point is located near the intersection of Flatbush Avenue Extension and Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn. It’s less than a mile from Barclays and not much farther from HSS.

According to the Post, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse unit, technically a condo/co-op hybrid called a “condop,” is 1,455 square feet. Its asking price was around $3.9 million, sources told the Post, which did not say how much Dinwiddie reportedly agreed to pay. In Deember, Dinwiddie signed a three-year, $34 million contract which begins this season.

Of course, until Dinwiddie confirms it, one should be a little skeptical. Real estate developers and their agents are notorious for using celebrities to create a buzz about new properties. After Mikhail Prokhorov bought the Nets, there were reports, in the Post and elsewhere, that he was looking at residences in Manhattan. None of the reports were true.

In the most famous case of property buzz, Donald Trump hinted that the British royal family was looking to buy at Trump Tower .... which also turned out to be untrue. Trump Tower, of course, wound up as the residence of the 45th President.