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Michael Jordan home for sale for $29 million (Chicagoland)
Sun Times ^ | 2-29-12 | Mark Konkol

Posted on 02/29/2012 9:22:36 PM PST by STARWISE

For Sale: Nine bedrooms. 19 bathrooms. One indoor basketball court. Den suitable for six NBA titles, five NBA most valuable player wards, two dunk contest titles and various championship rings and accolades — trophies not included.

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“Every weekend people from all over the world came to see Michael’s house,” Jordan’s former neighbor Lou Weisbach said. “There would be 1,500 to 2,000 cars every weekend. Limos would bring Navy personnel. Having his number on the gate, some people tried to paint that negatively. But it wasn’t about ego. He put it there so people could take a photograph to prove they were there without impacting his privacy. And everyone who came got out and took pictures in front of the gate.”

The house was built in 1995, the same year he announced his retirement’s end with just two words — “I’m Back.” When Jordan carried the Bulls to a second NBA title three-peat, the MVP slept in an Emperor-size bedroom that has an adjoing master bath complete with whirlpool tub and separate steam shower. It’s the house where the Jordan’s raised their sons.

For a while, Jordan’s mother lived in the guest house. After the NBA’s greatest player’s marriage ended in divorce, the 32,683 square-foot family home got a bachelor pad makeover perfectly suited to Jordan’s tastes.

There’s a 500-bottle wine cellar with a tasting room and cigar parlor trimmed in custom wood. There’s also a putting green meticulously carved into the 7.4-acre estate’s side yard that Jordan’s chip shot often missed, his former next door neighbor said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 29million; chicagoland; forsale; michaeljordan
Now who's going to buy this for Michelle and BO?
1 posted on 02/29/2012 9:22:44 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: maggief; onyx; penelopesire; LUV W; SE Mom; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; ...

.. Ping!


2 posted on 02/29/2012 9:23:34 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Now who’s going to buy this for Michelle and BO?”

Actually quite a lot of people might be willing to chip in provided he would resign and move there right now. It certainly would cost us less than having him in the White House. Somebody should start a money bomb just for that purpose.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 9:27:36 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

Great idea! Think it’s ostentatious enough for Michelle?


4 posted on 02/29/2012 9:28:54 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Oh the taxes on that place.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 9:32:41 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim

I was wondering about the heating bills.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 9:37:06 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: STARWISE

Good for him. He’s been a good bidnessman also.

I wish him all the best.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 10:00:37 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: quantim
But Jordan is moving on. He’s even leaving behind that front gate fans often photograph. Unlike his Bull’s jersey, the new guy on the block will get to sport Jordan’s No. 23.
They’ll also get Jordan’s property tax bill — $165, 224 last year.

It ain't easy being MIKE

8 posted on 02/29/2012 10:04:12 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Grams A

Oh I am sure is was bought by one of the 99%


9 posted on 02/29/2012 10:07:22 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: quantim

$165,224 per year as of 2010 :)


10 posted on 02/29/2012 10:09:56 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: Repub4bush

Listing:

http://www.bairdwarner.com/property/14781938/


11 posted on 02/29/2012 10:17:06 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: STARWISE

cold house...lacking any charm....


12 posted on 02/29/2012 10:26:25 PM PST by cherry
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To: STARWISE

His house was an Ikea showroom ?


13 posted on 02/29/2012 10:39:04 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: STARWISE

The front entrance, if that’s what it is, looks like a hospital entrance. Does nothing for me, not against being rich, would never need all that to be happy. Poor held back minorities, lol.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 11:24:15 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: cherry

couldn’t agree more.. me for that money?.. first I find the most awsome location in the woods with an awsome view overlooking a trout stream and then put something like this but 5 times bigger on it

http://www.aspenloghomes.com/


15 posted on 02/29/2012 11:26:28 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: STARWISE

What a cold, sterile, corporate looking place. Looks like Mike should have had a better prenup or he would be able to keep this monument in poor taste.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 11:33:29 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: STARWISE

This little thug kid jordan could not even carry Jerry West’s jock. Case closed.


17 posted on 03/01/2012 12:01:05 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it doesn't get any better than that!)
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To: STARWISE

This little thug kid jordan could not even carry Jerry West’s jock. Case closed.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 12:01:05 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it doesn't get any better than that!)
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To: bobby.223

I agree. Or Baylor’s.

And Wilt’s, Bird’s, and Magic’s.

Btw, doesn’t the ballhog’s house look like a a shopping mall with covered parking?


19 posted on 03/01/2012 12:24:25 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: STARWISE

Zer0 should be able to afford it by now.
After all he started the presidency worth about $3mil and with ‘prudent’ investment should have quintupled that .
(actually the usual graft and shakedowns)


20 posted on 03/01/2012 12:54:23 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: STARWISE

I wouldn’t live in illinouse if you gave it to me.


21 posted on 03/01/2012 2:04:22 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: STARWISE

What a monstrosity. Only its architect could love this ‘house.’


22 posted on 03/01/2012 2:24:05 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Grams A

I’ll kick in $20!


23 posted on 03/01/2012 3:45:15 AM PST by zavvone
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To: STARWISE

There’s an interesting story about Jordan having to give quests GPS locators since several people have turned up missing.

Local search and rescue teams have been combing the residence for months and are handing out MISSING photos to all guests at the door in an effort to find these people.

Jordan issued a statement to the press claiming...”We have not given up hope that the missing people will be found, we know that they alive and well and are in here somewhere and will be located”

Asked by a reporter how he knows they are still alive Jordan replied...”The search teams have found discarded chicken bones and empty beer cans around the many refrigerators located in my compound, they are confident they are just lost, confused and looking for the way out”

Reporter: “What kind of measures have you taken to prevent further problems with missing guests”?

Jordan: “Of course, issuing GPS locators to all guests will go a long way to resolve this problem but we have also installed ‘YOU ARE HERE’ signs though out the compound”


24 posted on 03/01/2012 6:17:32 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: CainConservative

I had not thought that until you mentioned it but you are right! It does!! We gotta add the Big O. to that list also. Anybody that averages a triple/double for an entire NBA season, (plus incredible career stats to), has gotta be there!!


25 posted on 03/02/2012 7:00:27 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it doesn't get any better than that!)
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