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“Watched Him Take Out Garbage”: Reflecting on 17YO Trip to Michael Jordan’s $29,000,000-Worth Property, MVP Reveals MJ’s ‘Unusual’ Avatar

Published 08/11/2023, 12:30 PM EDT

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Michael Jordan, the legendary Chicago Bulls player, is known for his basketball skills and lavish lifestyle. Because of his business ventures and his NBA legacy, the 6x NBA champion is the first athlete to become a billionaire. Jordan lives like a king, with multiple assets worth millions. An MVP of the NBA recently reminisced about the first time he met the great basketball player.

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He reflects on a 17-year-old trip to the Jordan Palace worth $29 million in Chicago. But he revealed an ‘unusual’ avatar of Jordan, which no one has witnessed.

The human side of a legend: Rose’s glimpse into Jordan’s personal Life


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People regarded Derrick Rose as the successor of the great Michael Jordan in the Chicago Bulls. D-Rose was one of the most skillful and explosive players in his prime. Even Michael Jordan plauded him to be better than LeBron James when he was just 22 years old. That is when the player was awarded to be the league’s youngest MVP. However, his ACL injury prevented him from living up to expectations.

The youngest MVP has been in contact with Jordan since high school. He recently reflected on the time he visited Jordan’s house when he was in high school.


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“I was invited to his house when I was sophomore… I couldn’t believe it… The day before, I’m nervous. I go sleep like at 9,” he said. Trying to recollect the day he continued, “I just remember getting into the gate. You see the ‘23’ on the gate… We get into the house. It’s like a palace… There were 6 Bentleys… It blew me away.”

But throughout, Rose said he observed Jordan simply being a father and a regular guy.

“We entered the door. It was where the gym was… They were hoopin’. I watched him the entire time… I watched him be a dad…take out the garbage.” 


The Chicago Bulls drafted Derrick Rose as the #1 pick in 2008. As soon as Rose was drafted, he impacted the Bulls team.


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The Jordanesque approach: Insights on Rose from the Bulls’ BJ Armstrong

Rose averaged 20 points per game in his first season and won the Rookie of the Year award. D-Rose became the youngest MVP in the NBA at just 22. He won this award during the prime of players such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant.

BJ Armstrong, a teammate of Michael Jordan and his manager, revealed the reason behind this leap. According to Armstrong, how Rose approached the games reminded him of Jordan and his ways to be the best. 


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It is clear why people used to call D-Rose the successor of Michael Jordan – because of his hunger to win and be the best. What are your thoughts on his visit to a regular-guy Jordan at his place? Tell us in the comments!

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Written by:

Amey Dhume


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Amey is an NBA content writer at EssentialySports. As an NBA enthusiast, Amey closely follows the league and stays updated on the latest happenings. With a background as a state-level basketball player, he brings a unique perspective to his writing about the sport.
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Aayush Kapoor