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Now you can live like Mike: Jordan's multimillion-dollar mansion up for auction Add to ...

Michael Jordan, probably the biggest basketball superstar of all time, likes to live pretty large. And now you can too. Even if you can’t be like Mike, you can live just like him.

Jordan is putting his Illinois mansion on the auction block on Nov. 22. Its 56,000 square feet is situated on seven acres of land, about 30 minutes north of Chicago. The house, which Jordan designed and has lived in for 19 years, was previously on the market for $29-million (U.S.).

What will the winning bidder get? Drive through the gate that features Jordan’s number 23 on it and what awaits includes nine bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms, five fireplaces, a card room, a cigar room with a walk-in humidor, a home theatre and a wine cellar with room for 500 bottles, the New York Daily News reports.

Of course, there is also an indoor basketball complex. And a tennis court. And a putting green. And a pool with an island on it.

But that’s not all you get. Jordan is also including all of the furnishings in the auction being run by Concierge Auctions, which specialized in high-end real estate.

Jordan is selling the home because, as majority owner of an NBA team in Charlotte, N.C., His Airness isn’t spending enough time in Illinois.

“He’s an extremely savvy, very successful business person,” Nick Leonard, the property manager for Concierge Auctions, says in a video tour of the mega mansion. “He has a spectacular property, one of a kind, and he’s not using it. So he’s taking control of the market, he’s setting a sale date and he’s going to auction it to the highest bidder.”

If you’re looking for a Canadian mansion on the auction block, Concierge Auctions has one of those too. On Nov. 26, the company will be auctioning off a 2.4-acre, 27,000-square-foot Bridle Path estate, a home inspired by the Palace of Versailles that was previously on the market for $23-million (Canadian).

Video courtesy of Concierge Auctions

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