Two-time Olympic gold medallist and six-time NBA champion, Scottie Pippen, has recently listed his house on Airbnb. To celebrate the return of Olympic Games Basketball, Pippen will host a throwback 1992-inspired stay at his Chicago home, filled with memorabilia from his time as a U.S. Olympian.
For those lucky enough to stay, they’ll be treated to all the lavish features inside the baller’s crib. Fans will have access to the home’s indoor basketball court, where there’s plenty of room for a friendly game of one-on-one or a round of HORSE. After shooting some hoops, they can cool off and relax outdoors by the pool, complete with an outdoor television so you can watch the Olympics whilst having a swim. Apparently, swimming is one of Pippen’s ‘favourite things to do’, other than dunk a basketball, of course.
Heading back inside, they can lounge in the movie theatre, to watch more Tokyo 2020 coverage or perhaps footage of Team USA’s historic 1992 run in Barcelona. Fan’s can also create some mini-competition of their own in the arcade room to play all the 90’s classics. Oh, and if the excitement of the stay becomes a little intense, Pippen has granted entry into his indoor sauna for a quick breather.
The kitchen comes packed with the sporting icon’s favourite pre-game foods, including fresh fruits and veggies, or his usual big game dinner – steak, baked potato and asparagus. After dinner, participants can then walk it off and view exclusive Olympic Games memorabilia, including items from Team USA’s 2020 Medal Stand Collection that can be taken home with them.
As there will be no attendees in Tokyo, Airbnb is offering fans around the world over 200 ‘online experiences with past and present athletes. This includes virtual sessions with the likes of Larry Bird and Patrick Ewing from the 1992 Dream Team. Additionally, Aussie athletes will be joining in on the online fun and serving up an array of unique experiences for their green and gold fans. Join Olympic and Professional WSL Surfer Nikki Van Dijk for a yoga session on Tsurigasaki beach, or get inspired by Olympic gold medalists with sessions from Kerri Potthurst (Beach Volleyball), Matt Mitcham (Diving), Evan O’Hanlon (Paralympic Athletics) and Vaness Low (Paralympic Athletics).
As of tonight, bookings will open for guests to meet competing and retired athletes spanning over 50 sports and 30 countries.