‘Such a Cool Space’: Ray Allen Explains What About Michael Jordan’s Home Justifies His GOAT Status

Published 10/01/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 12: In this handout image provided by Jordan Brand, Michael Jordan paid a visit to Palais 23 this afternoon on Friday June 12, Joined by his frequent partners-in-design Tinker Hatfield and Mark Smith, key figures in the 30-year evolution of the Air Jordan, Jordan has returned to Paris to mark the 30th anniversary of 1985’s Air Jordan One. Palais 23 is a spectacular tribute to the shoes, moments, designs and artifacts that have shaped the 30-year evolution of the Air Jordan. (Photo by Jordan Brand via Getty Images)


Fans have argued for years over who the Greatest of all time is. Some stick to the most obvious answers, like Michael Jordan, or Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James. Some even go as far as saying it’s Len Bias, Wilt Chamberlain, and so on. In fact, there are different parameters based on which the comparison is often made. From Championships, statistics, accolades, impact on the game, the level of competition they faced compared to the others, but nobody knew that MJ’s house was enough to label him as the GOAT. But how is that? Let Ray Allen explain.

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Ray Allen defines why MJ’s house screams GOAT

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Michael Jordan earned millions during his time in the NBA and even after. Probably even more from off the court through the various endorsements, and even his entrepreneurial side helped to make the big bucks. Naturally, that also helps him cater to his luxurious lifestyle and nothing says ‘I am successful’ like a $12.4 million mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida, which he lives in with his wife.

On the ‘Dan Patrick Show’, Ray Allen was asked whether MJ’s house defines GOAT or not. Ray instantly said, “Yes.” This was followed up by what about the house makes him feel that way, to which Ray said, “There are segments of the house that I should say that you can tell. But when you walk in, you don’t know. For the most part, it’s pretty non descript. It’s pretty grandiose. He’s got so many rooms which is fascinating to walk through.”

Dan’s curiosity was clearly not fed, so he further asked Allen what part of that house is the coolest, in his opinion. “The way he lives outside in the back. So he puts the screen down to protect it from the mosquitoes. He’s sitting outside always, watching games, watching TV. Humidor sitting right there. So, such a cool space. I want to try to recreate that in my home.

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Does Michael Jordan enjoy Florida to the fullest?

28 April 2010: NBA great and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan during the Pro-Am of the Quail Hollow Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)

While North Carolina will always be home for the Chicago Bulls legend, the sunshine state is his place of residence. According to Echo Fine Properties, MJ spent $4.8 million alone on the land, but the construction of the house cost him another $7.6 million.

Since it is Jordan’s house, it’s obvious that every amenity that one can think of is available. However, the best part is probably that the house is within ‘The Bear Club’, which is a neighborhood that has a golf course. Considering his hectic schedule, Jordan probably splits his time amongst the several houses he has. And knowing him, probably each one of them confirms that he is, indeed, the greatest of all time.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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