Except it isn't his pad. And never was.
The auctioneers released a statement this afternoon stating that the owner had told them that the hockey icon had once owned the home. It seems a little hard to believe that Don Cherry would own a home of this size in Mississauga, Ontario, but he did own the OHL's Mississauga IceDogs at one point, so maybe there was an iota of truth in Mr. Cherry owning the house?
That chance of truth was killed pretty quick by Mr. Cherry himself.
1) It's pretty low for an auction house to use my name to sell a house. People need to check their facts. I have never lived in the house— Don Cherry (@CoachsCornerCBC) August 5, 2014
2) on Mississauga Road. Liars.— Don Cherry (@CoachsCornerCBC) August 5, 2014
3) It's ridiculous for anyone to think that I would live in a 10,500 square foot home— Don Cherry (@CoachsCornerCBC) August 5, 2014
Whether it be eBay or a reputable auction house, readers, I have always maintained the caveat emptor stance. If it seems too good to be true and the seller provides no proof of authenticity other than one's word, you're taking a leap of faith when trying to win said auction. Especially when potentially laying down eight figures for a house.
If you wanted to live in and own Don Cherry's home, you're simply going to have to wait until he sells his house. Until then, caveat emptor, readers!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!