- Bulls legend Scottie Pippen is renting his Chicago house during the Olympics
- 4 guests can hire the 880+ sqm home, for 3 specific nights in August
- In an homage to his 1992 Olympic gold win, only costs US$92 per person per night
One of the most-watched lockdown documentaries, together with the Tiger King, last year was Netflix’s ‘The Last Dance’, detailing the final season of the 6-time NBA-winning Michael Jordan-led basketball team, the Chicago Bulls.
A lynchpin of that all-star line-up was Scottie Pippen, who also appeared on the show. Not only did he win six championship with the Bulls, he was a member of the 1992 and 1996 gold medal US Olympics teams.
Now aged 55, and measuring 2.03 metres tall, the former small forward is renting out his 880+ square metres sized mansion in Highland Park for three nights in August.
About half an hour’s drive north of downtown Chicago, the property will be available for rent from AirBnb during the Tokyo Olympics, on 2 August (the basketball quarterfinals), 4 August (semifinals) and 6 August (finals).
Up to four people can book the place, at US$92 (A$124) each per night. ’92 was the year he first won Olympic gold, in Barcelona.
When they check-in, guests will receive a personal online welcome from the big man himself, and will be able to browse Olympic memorabilia, use two of the six bedrooms and one of the 5 and a half bathrooms during their stay.
“When you enter my home, you’ll step into sport history – finding Olympic Games memorabilia from my time as a U.S. Olympian, plus items from Team USA’s 2020 Medal Stand Collection that you can take home with you!
“During your overnight stay, you and up to three guests have the opportunity to watch the magic of the Olympic Games basketball competitions on NBCUniversal’s broadcast networks and streaming services from my home theatre, and channel your inner athlete on my indoor basketball court.”
Scottie Pippen, on the Airbnb listing
These days, Scottie Pippen lives Los Angeles, and according to Architectural Digest, calls his Chicago home his vacation house. It was bought for US$2.22 million in 2004, and according to real estate listing records, was last put on the market in 2020 for US$2.1 million.
Bookings opened yesterday (22 July) and according to the AirBnb site, places have already gone.
To view the house, go to airbnb.com/scottiepippen. All photos – Airbnb.