Michael Jordan and LeBron James are two of the greatest players to play in the NBA, but when it comes to selling their mansions they are not scoring as usual.
James, who recently signed a $154 million four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, had to cut the price of his mansion in Coconut Grove, Florida, by $4.4 million from $17 million to $13.4 million to sell it. James will make $4 million from the deal. He bought the three-story home, overlooking Biscayne Bay, for $9 million in 2010.
It’s hard to miss Jordan’s former home in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, because “23”, the number of his jersey when he played for the Chicago Bulls, is on the home’s entrance gate.
The mega- home, which is currently listed for $14.855 million, is 56,000 square feet. It has nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and an abundance of sports equipment. And what would you expect—an NBA-size basketball court.
Jordan, the billionaire owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA, put the mansion up for auction in 2012, but no deal resulted.
The home’s price has been cut several times to get a deal done. Originally, it was on the market for $23 million in February 2012. In 2014, the price was cut to $16 million.
Jordan lives in Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina.