Saturday , Dec , 01 , 2012 Matt Formica

Michael Jordan banned from Miami golf course

He may have been the best baller to of all time, but it’s no secret Michael Jordan has never been the most fashionable.

Hoopsvibe’s quick call:  You don’t have to be the best dressed to ball the hardest.

The NY Post reported Wednesday that Jordan, the greatest basketball player to ever live, has been banned from a Miami Beach golf course for not adhering to the course dress code.

I’m not surprised MJ’s fashion wasn’t appreciated, but I’m definitely surprised it was enough to ban him from a golf course for life.

Apparently, Jordan was playing a round at La Gorce Country Club in Miami, where the course dress code mandates that you wear a collared shirt, and if you choose to wear shorts, they must be bermuda shorts.  Now all of us who have seen Jordan’s various looks over the years know that he’s just not a bermuda shorts kind of guy.  MJ was wearing his usual cargo shorts with a collared shirt and was told on the 12th hole that he was in violation of course policy and needed to head to the clubhouse and change.  Well His Airness refused, kept playing on, and has now been banned from the course as a result.

According to the NY Post:

“He was given the chance to change but he didn’t want to,” a source said.  The alleged “source” also said that Jordan played on after he was told to change and it is for that reason that “he won’t be invited back.”

It honestly seems a bit harsh to me.  Jordan was wearing a colored shirt and cargo shorts are pretty much khaki’s with side pockets.  They may not be the most polished shorts money can buy, but it’s not like he looked like he was going to the gym.

Furthermore, MJ has played this course numerous times in the past, worn cargo shorts, and was never informed that he was in violation of their attire policy.

A representative from the Jordan camp released the following statement:

“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 holw, 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.”

All I know is, if I was running La Gorce Country Club, Michael Jordan AND his cargo shorts would be welcome anytime.

But what do you think Hoopsvibers?  Was MJ treated unfairly??  Leave your comments below.

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