The Sun : Inside Michael Jordan’s £12m house he’s been selling for EIGHT years with basketball court, cigar lounge and No23 gates

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THERE'S just no takers.

Michael Jordan, who is featured in new Netflix documentary 'The Last Dance', has been trying to sell his Chicago mansion for EIGHT years, but just can't find anyone who wants to buy it.

Michael Jordan has been trying to sell his Chicago home for eight years
Michael Jordan has been trying to sell his Chicago home for eight years
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The extensive property was originally listed for £24m but can now be snapped up for £12m
The extensive property was originally listed for £24m but can now be snapped up for £12m
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Michael Jordan is featured in a new documentary on Netflix called The Last Dance
Jordan is featured in a new documentary on Netflix called 'The Last Dance'
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The Chicago Bulls legend first listed the MJ-branded property on the market for around £24million.

The 57-year-old even tried to auction off the Highland Park, Illinois estate in 2013, but nobody bid the minimum £12million.

However, it just wouldn't shift, and here's a possible reason why… it's just too personalised for the great man himself!

IT'S A MONSTER

At 56,000-square-foot in size and spanning seven acres, MJ's property is befitting of any sports hero.

And you can instantly tell who owns it.

Approach the home's front gate and you can see his famous number '23' in a big, bold silver jersey font.

Inside, you will find nine luxurious bedrooms and 19 bathrooms (15 full and four half).

Jordan, who has another expansive mansion in Utah, had the home built from scratch to fit his needs, and it features a lot of quirks.

The front gates are adorned by his famous number 23
The front gates are adorned by his famous number 23
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The home features an incredible nine bedrooms
The home features an incredible nine bedrooms
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There 19 bathrooms, 15 full and four half
There 19 bathrooms, 15 full and four half
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A pond surrounds the lavish property filled with fish
A pond surrounds the lavish property filled with fish
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The dining room boasts an amazing sky light roof
The dining room boasts an amazing sky light roof
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The roomy kitchen is perfect for any budding chef
The roomy kitchen is perfect for any budding chef
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FIT FOR A SPORTING LEGEND

Famously, the NBA all-star was a dab hand at various sports.

Not only did he play basketball, he tried his hand professionally at baseball.

Jordan's also a keen golfer – and is said to have a handicap of +3.

So it's no wonder the compound is filled with anything a sporting legend wants to stay in shape.

There's an infinity pool, but it comes with a twist – a unique grass island in the middle of it.

You will also find a tennis court, a putting green with Air Jordan brand flag sticks, and, of course, a full-sized basketball court.

The latter is the centre piece of the house. The infamous Jumpman logo appears at centre court, alongside the names of his children. His last name features on opposite ends of the court.

And there's a full gym too, where Jordan's old team-mates reportedly used to hang out and train.

The centre piece of the house is the full size basketball court
The centre piece of the house is the full size basketball court
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Jordans basketball court is personalised with his famous name on it
Jordan's basketball court is personalised with his famous name on it
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Jordans kids names are etched on centre court
Jordan's kids' names are etched on centre court
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Jordan has his own putting green
Jordan has his own putting green
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Golf fanatic Jordan plays off a handicap of three
Golf fanatic Jordan plays off a handicap of three
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The infinity pool has a grass island in the middle of it
The infinity pool has a grass island in the middle of it
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The personal gym was reportedly used by Jordans Chicago Bull team-mates
The personal gym was reportedly used by Jordan's Chicago Bull team-mates
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A pristine tennis court completes the sporty outlook of the home
A pristine tennis court completes the sporty outlook of the home
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LOUNGE LIZARD

When Jordan likes to chill out, he does it in style.

He has a piano room, where guests can relax on one of the many plush leather sofas.

There's a games room – complete with a pool table.

And there's another sitting area simply called the "Great Room", but there's no differentiating here – they're all amazing.

The lavishness is off the scale in the detail too, with some details in the doorways lifted straight from the original Playboy Mansion in Chicago.

But the coolest feature has to be the cigar room.

Jordan is one of the most renowned cigar smokers in history, alongside Winston Churchill – and is believed to smoke six a day. This room caters for that habit.

An ornate railing leads to the cigar room, where you will find plenty of card tables.

Jordan is also famous for playing high-stakes poker and gambling, so you can imagine the kind of money won and lost there.

Jordan is a renown cigar love
Jordan is a renown cigar lover
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Which is why Jordan has his own cigar lounge in his home complete with card tables
Which is why Jordan has his own cigar lounge in his home complete with card tables
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An ornate railing leads the way to the cigar lounge
An ornate railing leads the way to the cigar lounge
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A guest house features three additional bedrooms
A guest house features three additional bedrooms
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The 'Great room' says everything that it is
The 'Great room' says everything that it is
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NO END TO THE LAVISHNESS

With Jordan being worth a reported £1.2billion, he's no stranger to the finer things in life.

After all, this is a man who commissioned a £20,000 'Baghdad table' by designer Ezri Tarazi's that gives an aerial view of the capital of Iraq that sits in his dining room.

While his home is also stocked with a huge wine cellar that carries thousands of expensive wines.

However, despite all of that, his favourite room in the home is said to be the library.

It's not just a haven for bookworms, fans of film can rejoice too.

A drop down movie screen means Jordan can settle down with the family and watch a flick… how many times do you think he's seen Space Jam on it?

The wine cellar stores thousands of expensive wines
The wine cellar stores thousands of expensive wines
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Jordan has also been known to enjoy playing the piano
Jordan has also been known to enjoy playing the piano
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The Chicago home features its own piano room where Jordan can entertain guests
The Chicago home features its own piano room where Jordan can entertain guests
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The lavish specially commissioned Baghdad table sits in the dining room
The lavish specially commissioned Baghdad table sits in the dining room
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Despite being an incredible home to buy and is now listed at half price, no one wants Jordans home
Despite being an incredible home to buy and is now listed at half price, no one wants Jordan's home
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