Michael Jordan to “Throw in the Shoes” with Home
Long time local resident Michael Jordan put his famous multi-million dollar home up for sale here in Highland Park back in 2012, and unfortunately the famous Chicago icon hasn’t had much luck so far. The property originally listed at a whopping $29 million and has now been reduced to less than half the original price to $14,855,000. Why such a specific number? Well according to Jordan’s real estate agent Kofi Nartey, the digits add up to the number 23, Jordan’s iconic Chicago Bulls basketball jersey number. The same numbers are boldly displayed on the gate of the home as you enter.
Recently, Jordan’s innovative real estate agent Nartey has brought a new perk into the equation. A perk besides living in the 56,000 square foot, 9 bedroom, 15 bath filled mansion based on 7.4 acres. Something in addition to the pool, private putting green, and full-size regulation basketball court that the best basketball player in the world has played on. The buyer of the iconic basketball star’s home will also receive every single pair of Air Jordan shoes ever made in their size.
Air Jordan sneakers were first introduced by Nike in 1985 and at the time the pair cost $65. Now thirty years later, dozens of versions of the famous Air Jordan sneakers have been a part of some monumental moments in sport history. With retro pairs being sold online for big bucks, this could entice a super fan to bite on this deal. When asked recently regarding what other request could or would be granted, Nartey simply said “If the price is right, we can make almost anything happen.” In the end, just like every other home, you must find a buyer who makes a connection to the property and contrary to the current lack of a buyer, that shouldn’t be too hard. From tennis courts, infinity swimming pool complete with an island, to a private gym, this home is conducive to a healthy lifestyle, and would be an excellent place to watch the Chicago Bulls play on game night.
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