To the best of our knowledge, from talking with one of Michael Jordan’s former coaches and a Laney teammate, MJ lived at 4647 Gordon Road, New Hanover County [Map this]. (Thanks to Will for the heads up on the right address! See comments below.)
It is the second house on the left if you take College Road and head toward Interstate 40. You take the Gordon Road exit and take a right onto Gordon. I understand it does not look the same as when MJ was growing up. A tree obstructs the view of the house from the road.
Jordan moved into that home when he was five years old after his family relocated from New York. It used to have a basketball court in the driveway, where Jordan often played his brother Larry in friendly, yet fiercely one-and-one games.
Jordan lived in that home through middle school and three seasons at Laney. It also is the home where he held a press conference to announce he was signing with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels the summer before his senior season with the Buccaneers.
Obviously the home now has new owners.
Date posted: June 3, 2009
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