It appears that choosing a team to play for is not the only thing Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan waffles on. In case you don't follow basketball news during the NBA off-season, Jordan had agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, but then his teammates put a full court press on him with hopes of getting him to change his mind – and so he did. His flip-flop drove Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and the Dallas fan base a little crazy, but he was well within his rights.
Jordan ended up buying a new home in September for $12.7 million in the same neighborhood as one of his teammates, Blake Griffin. For some reason, just a few months later, he decided the three-story, 10,500 square foot mansion wasn't for him, so he put it back on the market for $12.895 million.
His team is pretty much locked into the fourth seed in the Western Conference and hopes to make it further than they did last season. After beating the Spurs in the first round, 4-3, they appeared poised to make the Conference Finals after getting out to a 3-1 lead in the Semi-Finals against the Houston Rockets. That is, until the Rockets made an epic comeback and won the last three games to take the series.
It would almost be a shame for him to sell this place before the season ends. Should the team go all the way, considering the house opens up to the outside, it would be an incredible location for a post-season celebratory bash.
Who would ever want to eat inside, when you have a perfectly good table right outside?
The kitchen is just one of the many incredible rooms in the house. It also comes with a basketball half-court, a putting green and a secret room with a hidden passage accessible by a thumbprint entry system.
The master bedroom opens up to a balcony with a view that is certainly worth a few million dollars.
The home comes with seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms. It is hard to imagine a 6'11" basketball player who weighs 265 pounds, fitting into a bathtub of that size.
Not only will you never have to share your sink with your significant other, you will not have to worry about getting in his or her way while getting ready.
Like any house made for the filthy rich, it comes with a home theater that has a 130-inch screen and stadium seating (because his basketball playing buddies will need their leg room).
Should they – or the next owner's friends – want to get a workout in instead of watching a movie, they can in the home gym or indoor pool.
For when you just have to get away from the rest of the world – a secret room accessible only by thumbprint entry.
Jordan may be a professional athlete, but that does not mean he wants to climb stairs when he goes home. When you have your own elevator, you don't have to.
When the day is done, sometimes you just want to kick back and relax. If you can't relax sitting in one of these chairs with a view like that, you are incapable of relaxing.
Jordan is in the first year of a four-year deal worth over $87 million. Should he continue to average a double-double like he has for three seasons now (12.8 points, 13.8 rebounds a game this season), it will not be the last big money deal he signs. If he spent $12.7 million on a house after his first big deal, there is no telling how big he'll go after the next one.