In one of his last Instagram posts, Leslie Jordan revealed he’d purchased his first condo at the luxurious Fairmount neighborhood in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. This was during his time as a New York Knicks basketball player, after which he retired from the team in 2014.
Today, Jordan, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017, also revealed the $10 million purchase.
“I’m a homebody,” Jordan wrote in the caption. “I like to stay close to my family and surround myself with the people that mean the most to me, my friends. This is another step in that journey.”
Jordan purchased the three-bedroom, 2,100-square-foot penthouse in the building at 1741 W. North La Salle St. with an asking price of $10,000, according to an Instagram post from the property owner, who Jordan identified as Michaela Jordan, his wife of 31 years.
“I bought the condo when I was 26. It’s like having a new lease on life. I can finally afford to play out the rest of my career and not worry about my mortgage,” he wrote.
“It’s the first home I’ve paid for and that is a big deal to me because for now my mortgage is what makes us pay the bills, but when it comes time to pay our mortgage we will have the freedom to spend and travel, and do whatever we want, even if it’s with just my friends and family for now…,” Jordan wrote.
Jordan, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017, went on to say he decided to move for a few reasons.
“We moved to Chicago just to be near my family. I just like the city. And I decided to buy this place to spend as much time as I could with my family who support me a lot,” he wrote.
Jordan also shared a picture of his living room