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Basketball Icon Michael Jordan is Struggling to Find a Buyer for His Longtime Home Near Chicago

There were many memorable moments in the Netflix/ESPN documentary The Last Dance, that took an in-depth look at the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty through the lens of the final championship season in 1997-98.

But fans who thought they were catching brief glimpses of Michael Jordan’s home during his interviews  were sorely mistaken.

The basketball legend, famous for his privacy, did not invite the filming crew into his personal home, and instead filmed his interview in three separate locations — one more lavish than the other.

Nevertheless, if you’ve taken notice of the luxury settings and thought they might be rooms in his actual residence, know that the real thing is even more impressive.

And we know that for a fact, as Michael Jordan’s house outside of Chicago — often referenced in the miniseries — is currently for sale.

Jordan first listed his home 9 years ago for a whopping $29 million, but the mansion has seen many price cuts over the years, with the current price being set at 14,855,000.

Fun fact: the numbers in the property’s listing price — 1 4, 8 5 5, 0 0 0 — add up to 23, Jordan’s basketball jersey number (also proudly plastered on the property gates).

The NBA superstar’s home was built in 1995, at the height of his career, and comes with 9 bedrooms, 14 parking spaces, and some pretty out-of-the-ordinary customizations...

— including a door taken straight from the original Playboy mansion (which was also located in Chicago). 

Unsurprisingly, the custom-designed home includes a regulation-sized basketball gym, which comes with the added perk of being the training ground for a basketball legend. 

But there’s also a circular infinity pool, putting green, tennis court, and cigar room, each with Jordan’s signature touch.

But beyond its impressive size and endless list of amenities, the house is part of basketball history and even inspired a new generation to strive for greatness.

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Story: FancyPantsHomes.com  Credit for images: JS Eckert Photography courtesy of Compass, Netflix