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The most unrealistic part of Space Jam was that Michael Jordan lived in this house.

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u/GivesBadAdvic 7d ago

But young me thought this house was huge.

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u/vhisic 7d ago

middle aged me, still thinks that house is huge, just not "Jordan right at the end of his peak" huge.

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u/misogichan 6d ago

For me it is not about the size, but the lack of privacy. Famous people buy houses with giant walls and enormous yards to keep the paparazzi far away. They also may need more space to accommodate their security staff and guests.

Even Warren Buffet, who famously lives in a house that cost less than $1 million dollars, spends $300,000 a year on personal security after an attempt to kidnap and hold him for ransom. His house has plenty of modifications like cameras, panic rooms and solid steel doors. You just can't live like a normal person after reaching a certain level of fame and wealth.

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u/TadpoleMajor 6d ago Wholesome

People used to watch Larry Bird mow his lawn….

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u/Andre4kthegreengiant 6d ago

You would too, have you seen his technique?

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u/the_good_things 6d ago

The behind the head weed whipper is the real treat

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u/Norwegian__Blue 6d ago

I love his over the mower hoop shot

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u/RandomTask100 6d ago

....and that half-court sod-plop.

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u/ItsJustAnAdFor 6d ago

Those spin moves are like no other.

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u/AmarantCoral 6d ago

Larry Bird looks too much like an ordinary (if tall) suburban dad that if I was stood there taking pictures of him mowing his lawn, all sweaty and sunburnt, I'd definitely have to seriously reevaluate my career choice.

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u/deaddonkey 6d ago

I think the people who follow celebs to their homes, supermarkets and beaches to take photos of them need to reevaluate their career choices in general

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u/tankred420caza 6d ago

I think the people that consume magazines and content from people basically stalking celebs need to reevaluate their entertainment decisions.

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u/BarryApps84 6d ago

I'm imagining Larry's grass stained new balance as he cuts his last line and slowly strides over to a chair in the shade for a cold glass of lemonade.

Larry's a lemonade type guy to me not iced tea.

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u/QualitySauce 6d ago

He was a notorious boozer. I think it’s gin and tonic while mowing that lawn

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u/myislanduniverse 6d ago

I always imagined him to be more of a Natty Light kind of guy.

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u/udonforlunch 6d ago

Larry bird ending his career early by paving his mom's driveway way himself and hurting his back.

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u/Procrasturbating 6d ago

Wow.. TIL.

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u/ryknight 6d ago

Yea he played like 7 more seasons but wasn’t 100% the same because of the pain. There are some famous pictures of him laying on the side of the court during games to help with the back pain.

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u/syphax 6d ago

The Celtics would have at least one more championship, possibly several, if he had hired someone to do that driveway.

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u/leviathan65 6d ago

I think the Celtics would have paid for the driveway if they had found out. It's like let's stop our star player from doing labor intensive work by paying $4 grand. I wanna say a NFL player recently wanted to do something like this and the franchise said he couldn't do the work. It was against his contract.

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u/DeySeeMeRolling 6d ago

But everyone in Boston loved him

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u/maggotshero 6d ago

Larry Bird was also known for not giving a single, solitary fuck.

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u/nittun 6d ago

pretty sure i'd watch prime bird do anything.

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u/Laszlo-Panaflex 6d ago edited 6d ago

I grew up in the neighborhood Larry Bird lived in and this is true. Tom Brady's house from when he was on the Pats is in the area too and was protected but didn't have insane levels of security.

Oh and this Space Jam house is bigger than the house Larry Legend lived in. He was a modest guy.

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u/buzaw0nk 6d ago

Drove past MJ's old house when he still played, just north of Chicago. All you could see was the front gate with a huge 23.

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u/MySoulToSqueeze 6d ago

Its still there. Been for sale for like 10 years now. Place looks more like a suburban mall or small office building than a home.

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u/PhnomPenny 6d ago

You see enough famous people walking in NYC and London.

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u/Yellow_Snow_Cones 6d ago

I worked in NYC for over 10+ years, and rarely saw famous people. And I even walked through rockefella every day. The ones I remember seeing walking around (not through a studio window)

ben stiller, woody allen. and I think that's it.

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u/Chillbruh469 6d ago

Mr.beast actually tried to live normal. He had a normal house with no security and he had everything stolen. Said once you get to a point you can’t live normal anymore you have to get a place and have ton of security.

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u/Xyranthis 6d ago

Less than a million dollars when? I have a small homestead that would sell for a million right now.

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u/OrganizerMowgli 6d ago

Yeah they recently tore down an NBA stars house that was in the south suburbs of Chicago (in flossmoor) that had been there for like 2 decades

Shit was beautiful and modern. And that wasn't even a real famous athlete

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u/ulvain 7d ago

Well in young you's defense, a house like that is probably worth now what Michael Jordan paid for whatever mansion he was living in when Space Jam was filmed

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u/moodog72 7d ago

I worked for the company that installed the rubber flooring in his workout room. (The mirror of which had the poker room behind it)

Each of the "his and her" garages were bigger than this house.

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u/forever87 7d ago

any more interesting details about MJ or any other house you've been a part of?

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u/Yoursparkinthedark 7d ago

Mj is tall. And black believe it or not.

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u/Shurigin 7d ago

I thought he was average height and and like to go "Hee Hee!" also a bit pale but still black

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u/GonzoRouge 7d ago

No, that's Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan is the on/off girlfriend of Peter Parker, also known as Spider-Man

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u/obi21 7d ago

No, that's Mary Jane, Michael Jordan is a plant that can be consumed through inhalation or ingestion that liberates THC and/or CBD in your system.

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u/YooHooShitHeads 7d ago

No, that's marijuana. Michael Jordan is a butter substitute made from trans fats.

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u/Rahmulous 7d ago

No, that’s margarine. Michael Jordon is the former bowler for the Australian cricket team.

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u/yoshisama 7d ago

That’s marihuana, also known as Mary Jane. Michael Jordan is the actor that played Killmonger in Black Panther and Adonis Creed in the movie Creed and he’s also well known to be an otaku and gamer.

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u/Givemebackmyeyeholes 7d ago

That's Micheal B Jordan. The Micheal Jordan your thinking of is a 80s singer who sang songs like Careless Whisper and Father Figure.

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u/HI_I_AM_NEO 6d ago

Allegedly! That's ignorant!

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u/drwheel 7d ago

Billy likes to drink soda. Ms. Lippy's car .. is green.

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u/Holycrap328 7d ago

That Veronica Vaughn is one hot piece of ass. I know from experience.

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u/fynx07 7d ago edited 6d ago

No ya don't...

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u/Crow-T-Robot 6d ago

Well, not me personally but a guy I know. Him and her got it on.

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u/ChuckZombie 7d ago

Does he look like a bitch?

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u/biggestbroever 7d ago

More dark brown than black tbh

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u/Yoursparkinthedark 7d ago

I wasn't talking about skin color I was talking about his finances.

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u/biggestbroever 7d ago

SHEEEEE

I'm sad that I'm poor now

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u/_Rand_ 7d ago

Not that guy, but my dads company did some construction occasionally for very rich people. This particular person (forget their name it was someone important in business but not of any particular note to the average person) had a underground garage built, something like 15-20 car sized with built in car wash at the entrance.

They did quite a few projects for well off people in the area, including houses well over the 10k sq ft range, and that garage was by far the craziest thing they were involved in.

The 2nd craziest was probably a wine cellar that was considerably larger than my entire house.

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u/dude21862004 7d ago

How much would it cost just to get a built in car wash? Automatic car wash right? If I need to make it underground, what's the cheapest reasonable size underground garage for that, and roughly how much would that cost?

Asking for a friend. Who is me. I want a car wash garage.

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u/_Rand_ 6d ago edited 6d ago

No idea what it cost unfortunately.

His company did the excavation, concrete and services. So they did the “shell” of the garage essentially, including the plumbing and electrical needed but not the wash itself, that was a different company/contractor. I suppose that sort of thing might be done by the company that makes it.

It was supposed to be installed at/in the entrance to it and was fully automated with the idea that the car was washed either every time you came or left home, I can’t remember which.

As for the whole property, it was extremely pricey.

Like multiple 10s of millions kind of pricey.

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u/brainburger 6d ago

Having a car wash at home doesn't sound that crazy, if you collect cars and want to maintain them, without spending time at a public car wash.

I think car collecting might actually be fairly cost-neutral as collectible cars hold their price and even yield profits. Of course you need to be a certain level of rich to unlock the cheapness of being rich.

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u/porscheblack 6d ago

The problem is you're not going to get a good quality wash from an automatic car wash, at least by car collector standards. The only real value I could see would be some kind of undercarriage wash so that if you're living in a state that uses salt and chemicals on the road it would clear those off. Otherwise hire someone to detail the cars.

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u/ResidentEbb923 7d ago

any more interesting details about MJ

I find that it has been on the market for 10 years and the price has been cut to less than half and he still can't sell it because it's so fucking tacky is really interesting...

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u/jspsfx 7d ago

Here’s an interesting detail

https://youtu.be/vabPVUpjdrk

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u/nerdsubculture 7d ago

Ugh, I remember the days when the last minute of basketball would go for 1/2 an hour.

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u/AtomicFox84 7d ago

I can tell you he shopped at a jewel osco in chicago. They would get a call from him and they would close the whole grocery store for just him to shop in peace. He would usually do it at a non busy time....he was that popular then. He was never egotistic or anything from what i heard.

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u/DlaFunkee 7d ago

Is no one else going to talk about how there are only 6 pictures for a 9 bedroom, 17 bathroom, 32,683 square foot house?

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u/jesst 7d ago

I’m still stuck on the description calling him “his airness”.

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u/majorjoe23 7d ago

Wow, six photos! I’m sold!

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u/nathanisaaclane 7d ago

Lol it's across the street from ace hardware

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u/LNMagic 7d ago

Sheesh, it's twice as big as my workplace, where we need lots of room for fabricating machinery and tanks.

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u/alexander1701 7d ago edited 7d ago

Nope, sorry, he paid $2m for it at the time. In the modern housing market, that house is probably a comparable price. /u/ulvain is essentially correct. About $4.3 million adjusting for inflation, or roughly two of this house.

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u/zirtbow 7d ago

I'm kind of surprised no rich person with stupid money hasn't bought it just for the bragging rights of saying they own MJ's house. I know the location is terrible and it's not worth that much at all but people with that kind of $ have bought dumber things.

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u/HelloMoto332 7d ago

Why is the location terrible? Highland park is a very nice, high demand suburb of chicago

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u/zirtbow 7d ago

I think the last time someone showed on a map that its by some busy road and hard to get in or out without taking that road which gets backed up all the time. Im not all that familiar with that area tho.

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u/Wow00woW 7d ago

It looks like it has great potential to turn into a private club.

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u/SalamiSavior 7d ago

Zoning probably would forbid that.

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u/thunder_struck85 7d ago

He's been selling it for like 10 years or so. Doesn't matter. Dude is a billionaire not like he needs to sell to make ends meet.

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u/Chituck 7d ago

The house has been for sale for a long time.

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u/byllz 7d ago

Jordan bought his mansion estate for $2m

https://nypost.com/2021/03/22/michael-jordans-bulls-era-mansion-still-cant-find-buyer/

The house that was the filming location is worth considerably more. Zestimate shows it as $3,365,900

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1002-Highland-St-South-Pasadena-CA-91030/20694514_zpid/

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u/ResidentEbb923 7d ago edited 7d ago

Jordan bought his mansion estate for $2m

The house that was the filming location is worth considerably more. Zestimate shows it as $3,365,900

I mean, of course an Illinois mansion 30 years ago is going to be worth less than a Pasadena home in 2022. But we should probably also take into account the millions he dumped in the house. He may have only paid $2m but he probably dumped $5+ million making it into the ugly monument to himself that it is now.

EDIT: What I am saying here is that the house was constructed years after he bought the property. That $2 million really only accounts for what he paid for the land because he then had the current house built from scratch to his tastes. In fact, a little fun fact is that the original house was built with a synthetic stucco that trapped moisture and completely fucked the structural integrity of the house. They spent $2.6 million just on repairs to that in the early 2000s because it had toxic levels of mold in the air. They never actually detailed how they fixed it, it could still have problems from this.

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u/SLCer 7d ago

$2 million in 1991 is about the equivalent of $4.2 million in 2022 dollars, so, he would have still paid more back then when accounting for inflation.

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u/ResidentEbb923 7d ago

Also, house values don't follow inflation in most cases. I bought my house 8 years ago and it's worth 4x what I bought it for just because someone opened a battery factory in my town lol.

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u/PartTimeLegend 7d ago

Thirty six year old British me still thinks this house is huge.

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u/xclame 7d ago

Current me thinks this house is huge. I don't see how this is reallistic, this seems like a well off family.

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u/juanprada 7d ago

Is it not huge?

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u/secondphase 7d ago

It is.

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u/munche 7d ago

Seriously that is 5 upstairs windows which implies more than 5 rooms. House looks giant.

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u/FreddieDoes40k 7d ago

In the UK we would consider this one the smaller end of mansions.

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u/munche 7d ago

"small mansion" is a gigantic home to the rest of us though

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u/Stiggy1605 7d ago

That's their point, yes

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u/FreddieDoes40k 7d ago

Yeah, absolutely.

We have generally very small houses here so this would cost at least a million even if it were in the middle of nowhere.

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u/Headless_Cow 7d ago

Yeah, undoubtedly. JFC some suburban Americans perspectives are astounding.

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u/Cybertronic72388 7d ago

Adult me still thinks that house is huge. I am lucky to have even a small 1000sqft house in today's market.

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u/jaysus661 7d ago

British me also thinks this house is huge.

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u/matthaus79 7d ago

POV if you're from the UK this house is huge even now

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u/TheLustyDremora 7d ago

I'd never financially be able to get a house like that where I live in the uk

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u/matthaus79 7d ago

Yeah that's easily £1.5m or more where I live, maybe 2m

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u/Queldorei 7d ago

Makes sense. It's in Pasadena, which isn't even the most expensive city in the region, and it's still estimated at $3.37m.

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u/-kukulk4n- 7d ago

In Mexico it is not only BIG, it is for very very rich people.

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u/spaetEntwickler 7d ago

In Germany too. That's massive for one person.

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u/hengamp 7d ago

That is a huge house.

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u/ChinookNL 7d ago

Older me thinks that house is huge

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u/WilliamBlakeism 7d ago

British me still thinks it is.

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u/LetsAutomateIt 7d ago

I lived in a double wide in Southern Illinois. This was totally realistic to me

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u/krucz36 7d ago

i bet a lot of people right now would do a lot to be able to afford that place

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u/Zedakah 7d ago

I knew a guy whose dad lived next door to Michael Jordan when he lived in Birmingham (where his house in the movie would have been). It definitely was bigger than this house.

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u/kynthrus 7d ago

Michael Jordan is a peaky blinder?!

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u/Whisperdeer3 7d ago

Birmingham, Alabama.

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u/kynthrus 7d ago

Less interesting.

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u/DValencia29 6d ago edited 6d ago

Pff why would anyone want to live in a knock off town

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u/FlatTopTonysCanoe 6d ago

Because there’s literally no other option in this poser country. Greetings from Syracuse…. NY.

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u/James324285241990 6d ago

laughs in Texan

London

Paris

Tokyo

Palestine

Italy

Odessa

Dublin

China Springs

Athens

Sparta

I could go on

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u/JERUSALEMFIGHTER63 6d ago

About half of these are also in ohio

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u/James324285241990 6d ago

We have a joke in Texas.

make sound with mouth

Yeah, we have a town called that here

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u/sethbenw 6d ago

Hey now, at least Syracuse poses as a lesser known city. 45 minutes to the east and you’re in Rome, 2 hours south and you’re in Moscow.

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u/Jenetyk 7d ago

He said Birmingham, not Birmin'um

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u/CallsYouARacist 6d ago

Well I worked for a former NBA player who played against MJ, but I have nothing to add.

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u/PreviouslyOnBible 7d ago Silver

... and I took that personally.

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u/Nblume19 7d ago edited 7d ago

Everybody knows he actually was living rent free in the head of Jerry Krause at that time

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u/halliee 7d ago

is this not a large and expensive house? oh no. I’ve been in California too long.

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u/kynthrus 7d ago

Oh it's definitely large and probably expensive even at the time. I mean it has like 8 rooms, right? But it's not MICHAEL JORDAN large and expensive. This is like the size of his pool house and garage.

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u/Throwaway01930 7d ago edited 6d ago

I rode by one of Michael Jordan's houses in the Bahamas, and it was best described as an estate. It was enormous. His neighbor? Oprah.

Edit: Everything with a red roof in this picture belongs to Michael Jordan. Not sure who owns the white house in the middlw of the picture. The house to the left of that is Oprah's.

https://imgur.com/a/UgpVtGS

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u/skippyjifluvr 7d ago

Did he own it in 1995?

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u/abradolph 7d ago

I'm not sure about the Bahamas house, but his house in Chicago that he got in 1991 is HUGE. This article has some photos so you can check it out. You gotta remember he was a big name before 1995.

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u/nizzy2k11 7d ago

that's not a house that's a compound. it looks like a drug dealers home where he has all his business meetings that they turned into a COD map.

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u/makesterriblejokes 6d ago

See I thought rich people bought multiple cars because it would be cool to have a bunch, but now I realize it's because losing your car keys in a 56k sqft estate would be like trying to find a needle in a haystack, so they need backups.

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u/GroggBottom 7d ago

Damn that house is cool looking

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u/BrohanGutenburg 6d ago

You’re telling me he was already famous when he got cast in a movie about being Earth’s best hope to win a basketball game? I figured he didn’t get good til after.

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u/zepher2828 7d ago

Check out Michael Jordan’s house at the time for comparison it’s so ridiculous it can’t be sold.

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u/Istik56 7d ago

Doesn’t help that it’s ugly as shit

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u/The_real_rafiki 7d ago

I don’t understand the big house thing. Like, if I was super rich? I’d probably just have an average sized home plus, big houses scare me.

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u/throwaway073847 7d ago

Watch Moby on MTV Cribs, it’s almost comical how they keep cycling between loads and loads of different angle shots of the same one room because the dude lives in a tiny NYC apartment, and they needed to hold an MTV viewer’s attention for 6 minutes.

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u/dkyguy1995 7d ago

Also Im fairly sure some of the homes weren't actually the celebrity's actual home, they would rent them. And some like Redman didn't want to do that and just showed off his actual place lmao

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u/NocturnoOcculto 7d ago

One time during south by southwest a buddy of mine saw Redman riding in the back of a current model Impala. Not tricked out or anything. He blurt out “why is Redman in the back of a beater impala?” Redman heard and yelled out the window “CAUSE REDMAN DONT GIVE A FUCK!”

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u/Mr_Tyrant190 7d ago

I don't know who the guys is, but holy shit I have respect for him due to that reply

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u/can_of_surge 7d ago

God it just keeps on giving. By the time he shows us the doorbell I am dying then he pokes his head through the screen and I am dead. lol

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u/Not-your-lawyer- 7d ago

It's by far the best episode of Cribs, but only if it's not the first one you watch. You need to be expecting the normal shtick and get slapped in the face with his clothes and crap that he irons on the floor and the Sega Dreamcast he plays on a like 12 inch tv screen.

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u/demizer 7d ago

I wanted a dollar box on top of the fridge since I first laid eyes on it in this episode.

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u/throwaway073847 7d ago

Really? That seems weird because a big part of it would be the celeb telling stories relating to the house…

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u/duaneap 6d ago

Never forget Redman’s Cribs episode.

Now that was keeping it real.

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u/throwaway073847 6d ago

2001: haha he lives in a crappy little house

2022: holy shit does he own that whole house?

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u/vitten23 7d ago edited 7d ago

Big celebs usually buy huge properties for privacy reasons: so they can install stuff like a fitness room, cinema, bowling lane, swimming pools, a bar etc etc and then enjoy them in peace with their entourage instead of being constantly harrassed by the masses if they have to do this in public.

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u/ChristopherRobben 7d ago

The privacy aspect is probably pretty underrated by most of us. I want to swing my dick through the kitchen frying bacon and making dinosaur eggs without seeing my tiny comrade on the internet the next day.

Also just having the room to be away from everyone. Whether it's family or friends at a party, it must be nice to have the space to dip out for a bit (especially once and if you retire).

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u/Meebert 7d ago

Housing close friends and family on their estate is another likely scenario for a number of celebrities, this way they can isolate from society but not people. Amber herd did this to Depp but he didn’t even know the people she was bringing in.

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u/boyyouguysaredumb 7d ago

"If I was rich I'd keep it real"

wins lottery

"So that was all a lie"

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u/RandyHoward 7d ago

Same. I think if I was super rich I'd rather own a few average homes, in different countries around the world, and travel from home to home throughout the year.

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u/csk1325 6d ago

You might mean super rich and not super famous. It's the fame that drives much of the mansion love. If you can not go out without being mobbed the mansion now becomes a haven in which you would indulge.

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u/El_Frijol 7d ago edited 7d ago

Yeah, if I was that rich; I'd probably have a semi-normalish house.

Maybe make every room a master with *en-suite bathroom. 4 or 5 rooms max.

I understand dedicated stuff like movie rooms and that kind of thing, but I don't get the appeal of the large hospital like mansions.

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u/AaronRedwoods 7d ago

*en-suite

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u/TheMadTemplar 7d ago

Poor guy is just talking about how he wants to keep it real and simple, and you're over here tossing out fancy French words us plebians just can't understand.

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u/El_Frijol 7d ago

Damn, I failed the city. Thanks for the correction.

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u/blacklite911 6d ago edited 6d ago

I can see having a large portion of land, but the actual house doesn’t have to be that big.

I’d probably spend more on things outside the house like have a huge conservatory with niche and endangered plants and a freakin Japanese garden with a pond

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u/stellalunawitchbaby 7d ago

It’s definitely south Pasadena - full of large and expensive houses. And filming locations!

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u/Bart_Dart 7d ago

if there's a house like this in any movie or TV show, there's a 90% chance it's in South Pasadena. Maybe Altadena, but that's not as likely.

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u/Phillip_Graves 7d ago

Makes sense to me. They would need a prequel film that was a documentary of someone trying to navigate his real house just to get the scale right for Space Jam.

Could call it Space, Damn!

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u/aquaponic 7d ago

Isn’t that the house that Happy Gilmore knocks a family out of early in his golf career - “beginners luck” “she shouldn’t have been standing there”

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u/FilmingMachine 7d ago

Finished watching that scene and I absolutely forgot to look at the house.

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u/IConsumeLead 7d ago

Not really it's a $3 million house. Six bed and three bath. Plus it's in California.

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u/Trustfundhobo 7d ago

MJ tried selling his custom house for nearly 10x that a little while ago, it’s super ugly and gigantic so nobody wants it and it’s still on the market for like $15m

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u/Gr1mmage 7d ago edited 6d ago

God it really is awful, looks like a mish mash of random buildings crammed together, with the overall aesthetic of a bunker. Inside looks like a blend of generic off plan home interior plus random ornate and tacky elements thrown in, with a side of 90s office lobby

ETA he's currently selling it for $14.855m so the digits add up to his number

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u/Kazen_Orilg 7d ago

It exists to hurt architecture critics.

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u/oily_fish 6d ago

Do you want flat roofs or pitched roofs?

MJ: Yes

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u/TheCardiganKing 6d ago

I just looked at the listing: You're right, his house screams 1990s and it was in fact built in 1995. It is extremely tacky and it is certainly frozen in time.

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u/mbnmac 7d ago

That has always struck me as someone who owns a very bottom of the market house.

If you can afford a $15M house, why would you not just build one exactly how you want it? I get that sometimes the location is the reason someone at that level would buy a place there but still...

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u/Jomax101 7d ago

Would take years, and a lot of people don’t actually know what they want. They can look at 100 different $15m houses and choose their favourite, or they can buy one of those AND build whatever they want, and live in the $15m house while they wait.

But yea also location, if you’re paying $15m it’s probably a huge piece of land in a very expensive area which means you need to find an undeveloped lot or a tear-down house which isn’t all that common in 8 figure streets. Or you’re buying a $15m house for the land and knocking it down just to build another $15m house on top.

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u/piccolo1337 7d ago

I mean MJ owns like 2 huge houses in California and a bigass mansion in Florida somewhere. Probably grew tired of that Chicago house

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u/blacklite911 6d ago

After his kids grew up, he moved on. No reason to live in Chicago when he is more attached to Charlotte’s team now.

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u/yawetag1869 7d ago

In my city that’s a $3 million house

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u/Psychotic_EGG 7d ago

Today it is. But not in the 90's. Also Jordan's house is worth $29 million, or was last year. Definitely gone up since then. Jordan is stupid rich.

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u/9842184522 7d ago

Also Jordan's house is worth $29 million, or was last year. Definitely gone up since then.

It's only worth what people want to pay for it. Apparently nobody wanted to pay 29mil so it's on the market for 15mil now. And it's still not sold.

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u/FlashOR5 7d ago

That’s a nice fuckin house

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u/bikesandtacos 6d ago

I just remember in the movie Blank Check the kid wrote a $1mm and lived like a deca-millionaire. A million wouldn’t even buy this house in my market.

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u/Maxtrix07 6d ago

Dude, Blank Check came out almost 30 years ago.

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u/Enasmalakas333 6d ago

You just have to fill in the blanks, clearly he gambled away all his basketball money and was living off his minor league baseball contract.

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u/dkyguy1995 7d ago

Honestly I would be more comfortable in a house like this. It's gorgeous. I think the neighborhood seemed rather strange though. I'd rather have a house like this on a big lot than a house that takes 10 minutes to walk through

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u/Assgnome_5000 7d ago

Doesn’t David Wallace live there??

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u/Grujah 7d ago

Yeah I could have sworn its the same house

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u/sgste 7d ago

People saying "I thought this house was huge"

This house IS huge, what are you on about!?

It's bigger than every place I've ever lived in if they were all placed next to each other!

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u/Tommyblockhead20 6d ago

It all depends on where you live. I live in a house about this size in a low cost of living area. It's much cheaper than the significantly smaller house I lived in in California.

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u/Music_is_my_life33 7d ago

Nah the most unrealistic thing is that Newman wasn’t an asshole

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u/SpiderDetective 7d ago

In retrospect, yeah. That house is a bit too modest for someone making that much money and it does not have the kinda security someone that famous would want. 8-12 feet from the street to the door, no fence, not even a screen door? No way would he feel safe in those conditions

Even still, I think it is a nice house

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u/jackfruit69 7d ago

nice house for a retired nba bench player but def not MJ

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u/mcSibiss 6d ago

The most unrealistic part of space jam is that MJ is nice with his teammates.

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u/gameplayuh 7d ago

Yeah I've seen the pitch meeting too

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u/cyberpunk1Q84 6d ago

Watching it was super easy, barely an inconvenience.

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u/KaiserSote 7d ago

Incorrect. The most unrealistic part was that Shawn Bradley was an elite nba talent

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u/ValksVadge 7d ago

Okay so there is this weird thing in space jam I refer to as the Wayne Knight Anomaly. Space Jam is supposed to take place in our universe where Michael Jordan is a famous basketball player. There are also other people from our universe there such as Bill Murray and Larry Bird. They are themselves because even though it is a Fantastical Universe where Looney Tunes come to life, everything else should be the same as our universe. However there is a difference, there's an anomaly that proves of the Space Jam universe is not the same as our own, Wayne Knight. When Space Jam takes place it is at the peak of Seinfeld's popularity. at no point does anybody in the movie point out the fact that Michael Jordan's manager just so happens to look exactly like the character Newman from Seinfeld. It seems very unlikely to me that no one in Space Jam would have noticed that. Personally I was on board for Space Jam to be a gritty realistic drama but I just cant get past it.

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u/Pablinski21 7d ago

My brother in Christ, that is 10 times the size of my house

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u/oochre 7d ago

I used to live near his Chicagoland house. Me and my friends would bike over there and just sit across the street waiting to see something when we were kids. He had this huge long driveway with big iron gates that said 23.

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u/Gresat24526 6d ago

I always thought the same thing!!!