You wouldn't think that Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, a native of Eksjo, Sweden, and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade have anything in common. Hjalmarsson, a hockey player, has likely only been to Miami to play the Florida Panthers and Wade is, well, you know... taller. (Barely: Wade is 6-4, compared to Hjalmarsson, who is 6-3.)â†µâ†µ
Now, though, the Blackhawks player and the Chicago native who is part of the evil triumvirate in South Beach are Chicago neighbors. According to Chicago Breaking Business, Hjalmarsson just purchased a townhouse for $1.32 million in the River West part of the city:â†µâ†µ
Built in 2000, Hjalmarssonâ€™s 12-room town home has 3-1/2 baths, a fireplace, custom built-ins in the living and family rooms, custom closets, special lighting details, an integrated sound system, an extra-wide floor plan, a balcony, a private rooftop deck and a two-car, attached garage.â†µâ†µ
Impressive. Wade's home, according to the article, is "just down the street", and Chicago-area native Shawn Marion, who now plays for the Dallas Mavericks, has lived in the area since 2004. You can just see them walking their dogs down the street or leaning over the back fence sharing gossip, can't you?â†µâ†µ
Yeah, me neither. It's in a "gated community", according to the article, so none of us will get to see any of them.