Michael Jordan’s enormous nine-bedroom mansion includes basketball and tennis courts, an infinity pool, a cigar lounge and just about every luxury a buyer could want.
But incredibly, the basketball legend has been unable to sell the Chicago complex for eight years despite having halved the asking price.
Jordan, the legendary Chicago Bulls superstar whose career is currently being retold in the the Netflix documentary smash hit ‘The Last Dance’, initially listed the Highland Park, Illinois property on the market for £24million.
After the mansion attracted no interest, the 57-year-old even tried to auction the house in 2013 but no one bid the minimum price of £12million.
And perhaps one reason why MJ cannot offload the property is that it is too personalised to his own brand and sporting hobbies.
Approaching the 56,000-square-foot mansion, you are greeted by gates bearing the infamous ’23’ he wore throughout his career in shirt-number font.
Jordan – valued at £1.7billion – designed the Inside the property himself and there are nine bedrooms and 19 bathrooms.
However, there is far more to the expansive complex than a normal home and Jordan ensured there were enough features included to satisfy his love of sport.
There is an infinity pool with a grass island in the middle of it – useful if Jordan fancied working on his golf chips.
There is also a putting green with ‘MJ’ golf flags, a tennis court and an incredible Air Jordan-themed basketball court with the recognisable logo emblazoned in its centre and ‘Jordan’ written at either end.
A gym where fellow Bulls stars were said to have trained is also included.
Moving to the mansion’s array of luxurious relaxation pads, there is a comfortable piano room decked out with leather sofas and a games room with a pool table.
The appropriately-named ‘Great Room’ is another area where Jordan could kick back in style and some of its doorways were even finished in the style of the Playboy Mansion in Chicago.
If you have watched ‘The Last Dance’, then you will know that Jordan loved smoking cigars and playing cards – and he made sure he had a suitable cigar room in his home so he could enjoy both of these activities.
The plush room is reached via an ornate staircase and is full of card tables. The drinks are sure to have flown here thanks to the well-stocked wine cellar.
Jordan’s favourite room is said to be the library, which is also kitted out with a drop-down movie screen so it can convert into a home cinema.
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Jordan – who also owns a mansion in Utah – also commissioned an unusual £20,000 ‘Baghdad table’ to be the centrepiece of the dining room.
Designed by Ezri Tarazi, the unique centrepiece provides an aerial view of Iraq for guests to study as they enjoy their meal.