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At No. 1, Michael Jordan used his fierce drive, superior skills and athleticism to become the greatest of all time – The Athletic

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Welcome to NBA 75, The Athletic’s countdown of the 75 greatest players in NBA history, in honor of the league’s diamond anniversary. We conclude our countdown with the man chosen by a panel of The Athletic NBA staffers as the greatest of all time.

For the past decade, the house that Michael Jordan built has stood empty.

Behind the gates with No. 23 at 2700 Point Lane in suburban Highland Park, Illinois, the home of the man who scored 32,292, often driving the lane, is still waiting for a new owner.

It will be on the market for 10 years in March despite its initial asking price nearly halving to just $14.855 million.

The house does not overlook Lake Michigan like the Glencoe mansions. It’s not in Chicago proper like the estates of Lincoln Park. It lacks the historical significance of the finest homes on the Gold Coast.

Jordan’s home is tucked away just off a busy suburban road, accessible to anyone who wants to take a photo in front of his magic number. It’s a cavernous 32,683-square-foot Wayne Manor, except instead of a Batcave, there’s a gym and casino.

It is normal that there was no buyer. Jordan’s legacy is so daunting that even his house can’t find an heir apparent.

Jordan’s other home, the one built because of his outsized success, is at 1901 W. Madison St. in Chicago, and it’s bustling on this recent game night.