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Old 11-28-2012, 07:35 PM  
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Michael Jordan banned from golf course...

For cargo pants.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/golf-d...638--golf.html



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Michael Jordan is good at a lot of things: basketball, building apparel empires, smoking cigars. But if there's one thing he absolutely needs to work on in the future, it's the way he dresses on the golf course.

A couple months after Jordan wore an awful getup to the Ryder Cup that caused a minor stir, the greatest player to ever lace up a pair of high-tops is back in the news again for, you guessed it, the way he was dressed on the course.

According to the New York Post, Jordan showed up at La Gorce Country Club a high-class course in Miami Beach, Fla. wearing a pair of cargo pants for a round of golf.

No big deal, right? On most occasions, wearing a pair of cargo shorts for a round at your local muni track is acceptable, but when you're playing at a swanky club in Miami, you're expected to wear a pair of khakis that don't have baggy pockets. Apparently Jordan didn't get the memo and showed up to the course sporting cargos anyway. That didn't sit too well with the membership.

"Michael was wearing cargo pants on the course," said a spy. Jordan's multipocketed pants were apparently against the dress code that, sources say, dictates that members and guests must be attired in a collared shirt and Bermuda shorts. But when 6-foot, 6-inch Jordan was offered a chance to change outfits, he demurred.

"He was given the chance to change but he didn't want to," a source said. The source added that Jordan, who was enjoying a round at the club with one of its members, played on anyway. The source added that members complained about Jordan breaking the rules and, "He won't be invited back."

A rep for Michael Jordan told the Post that, "Michael Jordan did wear cargo pants . . . He had been there many times before and had worn cargo pants previously, and had never been made aware that he was violating any dress code. This time, he was made aware of the violation on the 12th hole, and at that point . . . he did refuse to interrupt his game, and return to the clubhouse and change. We were not aware that he is not allowed to return to La Gorce. I guess it's their loss as MJ is a great golfer, and a great guest." The club did not respond for comment.

Honestly, I'm a little surprised the club didn't let Jordan's fashion faux pas pass. After all, we're talking about Michael freakin' Jordan and, as you can see from the photo, he's been known to wear cargo shorts on the course in the past. If he's done it before, chances are good he's going to keep doing the same thing in the future, because, well, he's Michael Jordan.

But hey, if a club has rules, everyone has to follow them even if the rule breaker happens to be a living legend. Next time bring a pair of Bermuda shorts to the course, Mike.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:58 PM   #31
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I'm just annoyed on principle here. MJ golfs all the time. He didn't know the rules of normal country club wear? Bullshit. The "they won't ban me" act makes me enjoy that they did ban him. Don't get me wrong, I really like MJ both as a player and person.

I am not a country club guy, if for no other reason than I can't afford to be. That being said there are rules to sports and expectations in sports. If you don't like them then don't ****ing play them. Just because people like to follow traditions doesn't make them a bunch of spoiled, stuck up dickheads(even if they are such in other aspects of life).

The one thing I would say is that the people telling was a little stupid. The golf course seeing it themselves is one thing, telling on him is a little much. I just would have been annoyed by it and let it go.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #32
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Jordan should get away with anything. Best athlete I've ever seen
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:02 PM   #33
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Jordan should get away with anything. Best athlete I've ever seen
I would let him in my house to take anything he wants.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #34
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I would let him in my house to take anything he wants.
I can't imagine many houses in the world containing something he doesn't already have.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:26 PM   #35
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I can't imagine many houses in the world containing something he doesn't already have.
He has a meth lab?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:31 PM   #36
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He has a meth lab?
Haha. Nice. Well I am sure he could have an underground meth city if he wanted one.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #37
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I bet the people that ratted him out lost bets to him on that course.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:01 PM   #38
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..this board is full of idiots.


..he isn't any better than anyone else that steps on the course.
it's retarded to have a strict dress code to play ****ing golf.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #39
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it's retarded to have a strict dress code to play ****ing golf.
Seems like a cargo shorts type of game.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:06 PM   #41
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:25 AM   #42
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it's retarded to have a strict dress code to play ****ing golf.
It's how golf is. Different expectations for different games. Don't like it, don't play golf. Or at the very least, don't play golf at a country club that has such rules.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:11 AM   #43
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It's how golf is. Different expectations for different games. Don't like it, don't play golf. Or at the very least, don't play golf at a country club that has such rules.
Unless you're Michael Jordan, cause then you should be able to do whatever the **** you want.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:14 AM   #44
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That's funny.

Not quite the same pull back when you were playing aye Mike?
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