01/18/2013 04:45 pm ET Updated Jan 19, 2013

Michael Jordan Highland Park Mansion: His Airness Cuts $8 Million From The Asking Price (PHOTOS)

For Chicagoland house hunters, it now costs a few million less to "be like Mike."

Michael Jordan's sprawling Highland Park, Ill. mansion has been riding the bench of the real estate market ever since it was listed last February. The lack of serious buyers prompted the Bulls legend to drop the asking price on the 56,000-square-foot compound by $8 million on Thursday.

(Scroll down for photos of Michael Jordan's Highland Park mansion)

Now listed at $21 million, the nine-bedroom, 15-bathroom mansion still isn't exactly a steal; according to the Tribune, his Airness' original price tag of $29 million made the home among the highest asking prices of any residential property in Chicago-area history.

Highland Park Patch reports that, according to Midwest Real Estate Data, only three single-family homes sold for over $5 million in the Chicago metropolitan area during the past year.

The home sits on seven acres, and has indoor/outdoor pool access, a putting green and, naturally, a regulation-sized basketball court. To keep lookie-loos at bay, showings to interested buyers are only offered after financial viability has been confirmed.

Also included in the asking price: all the home's furnishings, according to the Tribune. Those championship rings and Olympic gold medals, however, are likely with Jordan in his current home: a massive estate in New Jupiter, Fla.

Michael Jordan's Highland Park Mansion