Michael Jordan has six Championship rings, six NBA Finals MVP trophies, 14 All-Star appearances, and countless other accolades to cement his position as the greatest basketball player of all time. His unbelievable success on and off the court has earned him a $1 billion personal fortune. Roughly 13 years since he played his last NBA game, Michael still makes $100 million a year from sales of his Nike shoes. Clearly, MJ has conquered pretty much every challenge that has ever come his way. Except for one: For some reason, Michael cannot find anyone to buy his Chicago mansion!
Michael has been trying to sell his suburban Chicago mansion for more than two years now. Back in November 2013, the house was put up for auction with a $29 million starting bid. Prior to the auction, there was talk that the house would fetch significantly more than $29 million. There were even rumors that a crazy Russian or Chinese superfan billionaire would pay as much as $100 million for the property.
Unfortunately, no bids were placed at all.
In May 2015, the price was reduced from $29 million to $14.8 million. Today the house can be yours for $14 million.
The listing has changed agents several times in the last few years. And in an effort to tantalize potential buyers, the current agent, Kofi Nartey, just released a few incredible drone videos and a website to show off the property's impressive features. FYI, the estate covers 52,000 square feet. The house itself is 32,683 square feet and nine bedrooms, fifteen bathrooms. As you might expect, the house has an NBA-quality basketball court that was built to Michael's precise specs. Attached to the basketball court is a state-of-the-art fitness studio that once was the weekend practice retreat for the entire Bulls organization.
The pool pavilion has a retractable canopy that can turn indoor swimming to outdoor swimming with a touch of a button. The pool pavilion also has a 110 screen television, lavish grilling area and a full bar. The garage provides 15 heated parking spaces. Don't forget the card room, home theater, tennis court, PGA-quality putting green, full service beauty salon, 500-bottle wine cellar and an air-controlled cigar room that perfectly filters all smoke from the room.
And to sweeten the deal, the real estate agent announced today that whoever buys the mansion will also receive a pair of every single edition of signature Air Jordans in his or her size!
But words can only say so much. Just watch the videos: