Michael Jordan Mansion; $12.4 Million for Cigar-Friendly Florida Estate

Michael Jordan purchased a new mansion dedicated to smoking cigars.

The NBA Hall of Fame legend spent $12.4 million on a mansion in Jupiter, Fla. that has been outfitted to cater to Jordan's penchant for smoking.

The massive 28,000-square-foot estate has 11 bedrooms and a full-size home theater with built-in smoke vents, according to TMZ.

Jordan also had a basketball court built on the grounds which includes the main house, a pool house, a guest house and a two-story guard post.

This wasn't a recent purchase for the former basketball star.

Construction on the mansion began in 2010 around the time the real estate website Zillow posted an update detailing some of the fancy features included in Michael Jordan's new home:

"Plus, the great one will be further hidden behind a wall of trees. Jordan reportedly purchased multiple lots for $4.8 million (below). Combined with construction and furnishings, Lichtenstein claims this estate will run Jordan northward of $20 million, making it the ' ... most expensive non-waterfront home in the Palm Beaches.' "

The new mansion has drawn criticism from people that say the opulent home is a giant "waste" of resources.

"Cities see nothing more than a tax base in these giant homes, but I can't imagine anyone needing anything like that, except to show off," said Joanne Davis, a growth management specialist with 1000 Friends of Florida, as reported by Yahoo! Sports. "This house is going to require an enormous use of natural resources for no good reason."

Jordan's new abode rests within an exclusive golfing community named the Jack Nicklaus' Bear Club. The basketball star has spent much of his post NBA career golfing and now will have top names in the sport as neighbors like PGA star Tiger Woods.

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