Scottie Pippen Finds Buyer for $2 Million Chicago Mansion He Recently Rented Out on Airbnb
The NBA legend has revealed that his kids' love of basketball inspired the unique addition of a full-sized court to the home
Scottie Pippen has finally scored a buyer for his unique Chicago home.
The NBA legend's 10,000-square-foot house is officially under contract for $1,999,900, after being on and off the market numerous times since 2016. It was first listed for $3,099,900 in June 2016, according to property records, and dropped as low as $1,695,000 before being relisted for $2,100,000 in September 2020.
The spacious property has six bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms as well as a number of impressive amenities, including a movie theater, wine cellar, and custom indoor basketball court. In a nod to the Hall of Famer's career, the court pays tribute to his time with the Chicago Bulls, and includes a graphic of Pippen's jersey on the floor.
Last month, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, 55, opened the mega-mansion up to renters on Airbnb in honor of the Tokyo Games, allowing fans the opportunity to book the house for a night and have the ultimate Olympic viewing experience.
Pippen personally welcomed groups of up to four people to his home via a virtual meet-and-greet before guests were given free rein to shoot hoops on his indoor basketball court, explore his Olympic memorabilia, watch the Summer Games and archival footage of the athlete's Barcelona Olympic win in his personal movie theater and more.
In September 2020, Pippen gave Architectural Digest a tour of the impressive Highland Park home.
"I've actually had this house since 2004, but now I'm in LA. It's kind of a vacation house now," he explained at the time.
Before showing off the one-of-a-kind court, Pippen explained that his seven children were the ones who inspired the basement addition. "My kids at one time were into playing the piano but they kind of outgrew that and got into basketball," he said.
"This is kind of where we'd get it done at right here. As you guys know, basketball has been my life and my kids [are] sort of following my dream of wanting to be a professional basketball player one day," he added. "So this was an addition that we added onto the house and they're always in here hooping."
In 2019, Pippen's son Scotty Jr. took an important step in his career, committing to play basketball for Vanderbilt University.
Although Pippen won six NBA titles with the Bulls, his relationship with the team soured after he signed a seven-year, $18 million deal — which was highlighted in the ESPN Michael Jordan docuseries The Last Dance.
It was also revealed in the series that Scottie's earnings were far less than the $30 million Jordan was getting each season while the two played together.
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After leaving the Bulls in 1998, Scottie signed a five-year $67.2 million contract with the Houston Rockets — and his total NBA career earnings ended up being larger than his former teammate's, who had earned $93.29 million at the time of his retirement, Bleacher Report previously reported.
Pippen went on to end his NBA career with the Bulls, playing 23 games with the team before announcing his retirement.