Former NBA star turned businessman and amateur golf addict Michael Jordan is still a year away from moving into his new mega-mansion in Jupiter, Florida. But a source inside the ultra-exclusive The Bears Club golf and residential development where Jordan is building his new home told Gossip Extra that since Jordan doesn't follow proper etiquette on the golf course he's not welcomed with open arms.
In an exclusive, Gossip Extra said Jordan is building a 37,000-square-foot home at the club, known for its pristine course built by Jack Nicklaus, the man who is as legendary in golf as Jordan is in basketball. Jordan, the six-time NBA champion known as one of the greatest players ever in the game, is already frequenting the golf course though his home may be one year of less away from being completed.
The home's price tag: an estimated $8 million.
The price is living near Jordan, according to one source: annoyance.
I don't know which is worse, the source told Gossip Extra. The half-smoked cigars in the grass or the fact he rarely plays without a posse. I've seen him out there with 10 people and they're hooting and hollering. The point of living in this place is that it's quiet. The residents are seething but there isn't much they can do about it.
Credit the online publication with digging in further. In a quote from Jordan's spokesperson, residents of the Jupiter development have nothing to worry about.
I'm sure that's one man's opinion. Michael is a true gentleman. He is looking forward to being a resident of the The Bears Club and abiding by the rules. Tell the residents not to worry!
Jordan, 48, retired from the NBA in 2003 -- his second retirement after a stellar career with the Chicago Bulls -- after playing two seasons with the Washington Wizards. He's been a busy businessman in the years since, but makes no secret that golf is one of his passions -- and some say the man known by some simply as MJ is on a golf course more days of the year than he's not. Residents of The Bears Club development will have to decide if that's a good thing, or not.