Jordan buys property near Tiger
Michael Jordan has bought a new home in Jupiter, Fla., not far from the $40-plus-million island compound planned by is pal Tiger Woods on Jupiter Island, according to the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
Bull & Bear LLC, a company managed by retired NBA great Michael Jordan, has purchased two lots in an exclusive development called The Bear's Club for a combined $4.8 million, Palm Beach County records show.Jordan is the person Woods is most often compared to -- as both an iconic athlete and a corporate pitchman -- and the two have long been friends. Their private matches are legendary for trash-talking, and fans followed a pro-am match between the two last year In Charlotte, N.C., like it was a major.
The one person who might not like the news is Tiger's wife, Elin. While Woods's public image is that of a hard-working family man, the post-NBA, recently divorced Jordan has a well-publicized appetite for cigars, late-night card games and high-stakes gambling. He's also making the most of the single life, according to The Palm Beach Post.
Oh, if I could be like Mike! (Photo: Chuck Burton/AP)
I'm told Jordan, who couldn't be reached for comment, is patronizing strip bars much less these days. Doesn't mean he isn't dating. He showed up at a Miami Beach function two weeks ago with blond twins, one on each arm.