Legendary NBA star Scottie Pippen was a Hall of Famer on the court. His contributions to the side of superstar Michael Jordan were one of the highlights of last year’s fascinating documentary about their team, the Chicago Bulls, in the 1990s, “The Last Dance”.
However, the six-time NBA champion was much less fortunate to land a sale of his home in the Chicago area. It has bounced on and off the market over the years, having debuted in 2016 with an offering price of just under $ 3.1 million. Over the years the price has been lowered several times.
The house in Highland Park was most recently available for $ 2.1 million – less than the $ 2.25 million Pippen paid for the house in 2004.
Now the Bulls star, who retired from the NBA in 2004 after 17 seasons, is trying out a new strategy. He’s temporarily posting his memorabilia-filled property on Airbnb ABNB.
in a collaboration with the vacation rental company promoting host family stays in connection with the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics.
To become a vacation rental, the suburban Chicago area was taken off the market and given an Olympic decor theme. Pippen himself was an Olympian and a member of the gold medal-winning Dream Team at the Barcelona Games in 1992.
“Ball off at Olympian Scottie Pippen’s home,” the list opens, followed by an invitation from Pippen himself. “In honor of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, I am inviting basketball fans to my home in Chicago to celebrate one of my career highlights to experience once – the participation in the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. I am delighted that you are cheering on the next generation. “Of Olympians from my home court.”
And he means home place in more than one respect: There is a real indoor basketball court in the house, emblazoned with Pippens No. 33 from his Bulls days.
Booking begins Thursday July 22nd for three stays on August 2nd, August 4th and August 6th, timed to live stream hoops from Tokyo.
The cost of using two bedrooms and one bathroom for up to four guests is only $ 92 a night, in honor of the year Pippen won gold at the Olympics.
Guests won’t have all of the 10,000 square feet of living space, which includes two master suites and six bedrooms.
But if you are lucky enough to get hold of a reservation, Pippen will personally greet you virtually at check-in.
You can also take part in the home’s many perks, such as Pippen’s personal movie theater to watch the Olympics, including men’s and women’s basketball. Guests can also view footage from the team’s historic run in 1992 in Barcelona.
Or you can cool off in the pool with the outdoor TV so that you can stay ahead of the curve while sunbathing on the terrace.
The house also has a game room for a more relaxed competition and an indoor sports field to practice your jump shot. After your workout, relax in the sauna, prepare a meal in the kitchen and, of course, immerse yourself in the memorabilia from Pippen’s glory days.
Pippen hopes to add some excitement to a listing that hasn’t generated much interest from buyers over the years.
If the short stays prove successful, Pippen could be inspired to offer Airbnb its Florida home, which is still in the market in Fort Lauderdale.
With an asking price of $ 12 million, this waterfront property has been on the market for over a decade and is no longer available.