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Houston Rockets owner wants nearly $50M for Manhattan pad

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The penthouse at 18 Gramercy Park is on the market for $  49.75 millionRICHARD CAPLAN/Rich Caplan

The penthouse at 18 Gramercy Park is on the market for $ 49.75 million

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is going for a real estate slam dunk.

The business mogul has relisted his Gramercy penthouse for nearly $ 50 million, just two years after he bought it for $ 42 million.

The 6,300-square-foot trophy pad, which spans two floors of the luxe condo conversion 18 Gramercy Park, has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, four large terraces, a fireplace, a library, a wet bar and a private heated outdoor swimming pool, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the listing.

The best amenity of all: A key to the uber exclusive Gramercy Park, which is given only to residents of buildings directly surrounding the park.

Melanie Lazenby and Dina Lewis of brokerage Douglas Elliman have the $ 49.75 million exclusive.

Alexander hadn’t planned to unload the property so quickly but hasn’t been spending as much time there as he intended, thanks to the Rockets’ grueling schedule, Lazenby told the Journal.

Alexander’s team scored big Tuesday, beating out Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks in their first playoff series victory since 2009.

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander poses with Dwight HowardBill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander poses with Dwight Howard

The victory was mildly tainted by a miscalculated tweet from the team’s social media manager, who sent out an emoji of a horse about to be shot with a gun during a game, with the caption, “Shhhhh. Just close your eyes. It will all be over soon.”

The social media chief was quickly fired.

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