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NBA legend’s home to be sold at auction

Jordan sells home

CHICAGO: Basketball great Michael Jordan’s luxurious Chicago mansion will be sold at auction next week, his agent said Friday.
The sprawling estate in the upmarket suburb of Highland Park had previously been offered with a listing price of $29 million but failed to sell.
Dubbed Legend Point, the nine-bedroom home sits on 7.4 acres and features a regulation-size NBA-quality basketball court, a pool pavilion, a tennis court, a putting green and a guest house.
“I have so many amazing, happy memories of my life in the house over the years,” Jordan said in a statement. “It’s where my kids grew up. It’s where I lived during my championship years.”
But despite the business interests which still tie Jordan to Chicago, he said the house is too big now that his kids are grown.
Remodeled in 2011, the ‘family area’ features floor-to-ceiling windows, a built-in aquarium and a fireplace.