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Wanted: An Heir Jordan for a Chicago castle

Peek behind the gates of Michael Jordan’s Chicago mansion: http://tbtim.es/jordan

Washington Post

Peek behind the gates of Michael Jordan’s Chicago mansion: http://tbtim.es/jordan

Recently, we learned of Michael Jordan's Chicago mansion, or rather a palatial estate that he wishes was his former mansion.

If only someone would pony up the dough.

The 56,000-square-foot compound has everything a wealthy sports enthusiast might want — a basketball court, island putting green and full gym, in addition to the requisite home theater, wine cellar, walk-in humidor and massive pool area — plus, one imagines, it offers a lingering, intoxicating aroma of His Airness.

But after being put on the market in 2012, the place just hasn't moved, even though its original asking price of $29 million has been slashed nearly in half. To help lure prospective buyers, luxury real estate agent Kofi Nartey produced several videos touting the estate's awesomeness, one of which more than conjures Jordan's we-both-know-I'm-better-than-you arrogance.

But even with these cinematic ads, which have recently made the rounds of the Internet, the place is still waiting for that certain buyer, someone so smitten with MJ that he or she will drop $15 million to have a complete collection of the former Bull's iconic shoe line.

This tidbit comes via Maxim, which got in touch with Nartey about the mansion — presumably just to get some more details, not to make an offer. The real-estate agent said that whoever purchases it will get a "pair of every edition of signature Air Jordans in the buyer's size."

In fact, for doing Jordan the huge favor of taking this monstrosity off his hands, Nartey hinted that there might not be much a purchaser wouldn't get from the icon.

"If the price is right, we can make almost anything happen," Nartey told Maxim.

Hmmm, well that makes things a bit more interesting.

Hey, Mike, I'll buy your place for $15 million — right after you make a video in which you say that you wanna be like ME!

Or, maybe, a buyer could demand that, at closing, Jordan whisper in his or her ear why he really quit winning NBA championships to go play minor-league baseball.

Or perhaps the promise of Air Jordans will actually seal the deal.

I dunno, Team Jordan is starting to sound a little desperate. As a Knicks fan, I know what I would do: Bring Charles Smith to that court and force Jordan to let the poor guy hit a layup.

— Washington Post

Wanted: An Heir Jordan for a Chicago castle 10/29/15 [Last modified: Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:17pm]
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