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Michael Jordan banned from golf course for wearing cargo pants

11/28/2012 at 9:42 am By


Now this is hilarious… “His Airness” Michael Jordan, arguably the best basketball player in NBA history, has been reportedly banned from a Miami Beach golf course for not adhering to the dress code. Here are details courtesy of the NY Post:

“Michael was wearing cargo pants on the course,” said a spy. Jordan’s multi-pocketed 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.

“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 Jordan had this to say regarding the incident:

“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.”

Jordan’s attire has been the topic of viral ridicule over the years, and even has a Tumblr account dedicated solely to his outlandish choice of outfits (http://wtfismikewearing.tumblr.com/). Well, alright. I’m sure Jordan will have no problem finding a new golf course to throw his money around at.


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59 Comments so far

  1. Andy Tolsma

    on 11/28/2012 - Reply

    Jordan ought to buy the course and make cargo pants the official dress code!

    • carolina fan

      on 11/28/2012 - Reply

      Right, Just like everyother OBAMA the bar will get lowered .WATCH AND SEE.

      • Big Al

        on 11/29/2012 - Reply

        The bar is lowered; when It comes to people like yourself. What does the President of the United States have to do with a golfing dress code? Absoulutly nothing. Oh; I see. It’s your own racisim that your dealing with; and I’ll bet that you are one of those who believe that you are not a raciest.
        Who ever told you that this is a white mans world; and that you are a Superior race; has lied to you and; youre the dummy that’s beliving it.

        • Not a Racist

          on 11/29/2012 - Reply

          so, does that mean your racist against white people if you didn’t vote for romney? believe it or not, theres other reasons people have for not liking a president, to say that someone is racist because they don’t like obama is stupid as hell, i have black friends that don’t like obama, does that mean they are racist against there own race? hmmm…

          • Peopleamazeme

            on 11/29/2012 -

            Yes that was racist, and for you to completely miss the concept of what was said, tells me that you are also a racist no matter what your name says, or that you are dumber than a box of rocks. You choose.

          • asdfjkl;

            on 11/29/2012 -

            @peopleamazeme – How was race even brought into this? You and big Al are pulling this out of your a$$. You are making your own assumptions. Just because someone doesn’t like Obama that apparently means that they are racist. I don’t like Obama at all. I think he is a cancer to this country. Not because he’s black but because I thinnk he’s got horrible ideas. It is your on prejudice that makes you bring race into every conversation.

          • OMG

            on 03/01/2013 -

            What I am confused about what Obama has to do with Michael Jordan wearing cargo pants I believe is the whole point peopleamazeme is saying. Will people ever get a clue maybe not so we should not even worry about some comments people make because some people will just never change. But we are accountable for our own actions.

        • vanman2010

          on 11/29/2012 - Reply

          I was once not allowed to play because I was wearing a t shirt. I’m glad we still have rules and even blacks should honor them.

          • X

            on 08/02/2013 -

            Shut up you devil cunt.

            The bar was lowered in ancient times, allowing your people to emerge and exist among the brotherhood of man.

            Bloody Whites. Arrogant, “nature averse” mutants

        • Frank

          on 06/22/2013 - Reply

          Let me first start off by saying your retarded. You are accurate when you say the president has nothing to do with Michael Jordan’s dress at the golf course. Everything you say there after is completely irrelevant. Second you speak about racism as if it was an analogy of a guy in the closet about being homosexual and that he hates the world because he still hasn’t come out yet. Grow up. Racism is everywhere in real life. Guess why? Its real life. People are entitled to have their own opinions on Race, Religion, Politics, Clothing even your wife. People have opinions on everything and they are aloud too. Based you’re your pseudo bullshit. You think that you have discovered something and that you have figured out racism. You think you know politics and you think you know how to draw a conclusion based on no actual claim. The guy Carolina Fan is also stupid as shit. He makes no actual comparison between Obama and Michael Jordans dress code; other than the fact that he feels the bar is being lowered in this country as Jordan feels cargo pants are acceptable on the golf course (which would be lowring the standard dress code for golf).Understandable… Now that has nothing to do with racism, because Obama is just a shit president all around. This has nothing to do with the color of his skin. If he ACTUALLY did something for our country I would love him. But he hasn’t so therefor he remains a shit president. Now that we have ACTUALLY had a grownup conversations please exit the forum. Please refrain from trying to be a philosopher online anymore and from here on out please keep your stupid ass opinions to yourself, as the internet will be a much better place without them. Enjoy your weekend my friend! And remember!!!! Keep those opinions to yourself. =)

          • Bacdafucup

            on 06/24/2013 -

            Frank, you are dumb as shit for writing all of that bullshit. Name a politician that was worth a shit. Get a life DAMF!!!

      • That Dude

        on 11/29/2012 - Reply

        I would like to see you reason that one out.

        Like Obama or not… the last thing you can claim is the bar has been “lowered” in any way for him. Especially seeing as how your (I assume) party is now forced to comply. Could a weak President do as much?

        Face it: You’re mad that he’s black. Period.

        • Another dude

          on 11/29/2012 - Reply

          Ha. I love it. Haters…

    • Scott

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      If he buy’s and run’s the course like he does his basketball team then there wont be any waiting time to tee off because no one will play the course after awhile,Why cant he just conduct himself the same way it made him uber-famous on the court!

      • Garrett

        on 12/19/2012 - Reply

        You dipwits that talk about how MJ is running the Bobcats don’t know squat. MJ has only been majority owner for two years. When he took over completely he decided the team would be mired in eighth seed status for several seasons and never really be a threat to compete for the top of the Eastern Conference let alone the NBA title so he began a rebuild.

        The team has a quality GM now and though the team “as of now and the next season at least” will lose more games than they win they are headed in the right direction.

        Slow but steady is what makes for long term success and real chances at winning titles. Examples: OKC as opposed to the Atanta Hawks.

    • CreamyB

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. And it wouldn’t surprise me if he does just that; buy the entire golf course.

    • saingerald

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      My house, my rules…If you don’t like it, leave it…Jordon should play by the other man’s rules…The rules are set in stone…If you don’t like the rules, don’t enter the playing field…


    on 11/28/2012 - Reply

    Maybe he can’t afford golf clothes…

  3. Yearsagofan

    on 11/28/2012 - Reply

    Darn! When I read the heading caption, I was hoping he was asked to leave because he was smoking one of those stinking cigars. I have seen him smoke them at his own golf tournament and thought he had more class than that.

    • Not a Racist

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      I thought he was smoking a blunt! that would have been cooler

  4. jesusjones

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Cant wait to see him bitch about it being a race issue.

    • That Dude

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      Looks like YOU are the one who wants to bitch about race

      Funny how that happens…

  5. Sgt_185

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Michael, Just Do It. sometimes rules are made for everyone. Be the real person and adhere to policy…. Cigars? come on!!!

  6. Tyler Hurd

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Michael jordan has the right to wear what he wants to as long has he is not bothering anybody else on the course inless he is playing with somebody else these people are just being jealous because they are not rich and famous like him.

    • Sam

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      There are rules. He broke them. When there are rules, no amount of money or person who thinks they have more rights than the rest of us should be allowed to break them. Nobody is jealous, the ones complaining might have more money than he does. It is their club he broke their rules. Learn or continue to fail.

      • lawash

        on 11/29/2012 - Reply

        Everybody wants to throw Jabs at Jordan cause apparently he’s been a jerk in the pass about certain things…..but let’s be reasonable a look at the entire situation. He’s played on the course several times before and was never made aware of the dress code, and when they do inform him he’s on the 12th hole of a 18 hole golf game!!!! so all of you want to give him crap cause he didn’t want to go change at that point! would any of you? think about any places any of you patronize on a regular basis…what if they abruptly try to enforced a rule that you was never made aware of and at a inconvenient time…how would you feel? what would you do?….its not about him doing what he wants cause of his celebrity status…he wasn’t even given a fair chance to abide by the rules…come on! don’t you think the facility bears some responsibility of treated members and guest with some professionalism and consideration.

    • Doug Mackay

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      No Michael Jordan does NOT have the right to do what he wants just because he’s Michael Jordan! Be it a golf course, a restaurant, a club, or wherever, IF there is a ‘dress code’ at a location then he should adhere to it just as everyone else DOES! Be it ‘standards, rules, codes, or what have you’, they are there for a purpose, even if the purpose is “tradition”. His fame and money doesn’t ALLOW him to do as he pleases. Athletes are NOT privileged individuals, their talents don’t give them license to do as they please

    • The Kid 18

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      Are really that dumb or are acting out for attention?

      He was a guest at a private club-the dress code rules at 99% of private clubs are remarkably similar

      Dress like a gentlemen, act like a gentlemen and you are welcome

      Otherwise-Piss off and play a public course

  7. jabawalkee

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    It’s amazing to read so many comments about race, politics, lifestyle, etc. when the article only states he was not invited back to the course for not complying by the rules.

    However you look at it he did break the rule(s). The article didn’t say he ignored it, or was arrogant or threw a temper tantrum while refusing not to change into the appropriate attire. Personally I agree somewhat with him not changing. I’m black and I play golf (quite a bit). I also confirm to the rules and yes there are snobbies who think certain people shouldn’t be on the (their) course however, enough said. To the point, when you get the 12th hole and then someone asks you to stop your game to go change to me it’s not worth it. I would rather just call it a day and go home.

    I do believe that the marshall should have told prior to start the round that his pants were not in good taste or against the clubs rules. They new it was Jordan, but until someone complained they (the clubs management) chose to overlook this attire.

    We don’t know the whole story and we should stick to commenting on the facts not on emotions.

    • jabawalkee

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      Yes, I know there are a few typos. I was typing in haste and did not proof read. You get the point regardless. Thanks and good day….

    • bruce

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      I kind of agree with Jaba. If MJ had played the course before,in cargo pants and no one said anything to him prior, (probably because he is MJ)he should be able to finish his round. Then he should be asked, nicely,not to wear them again. Who ever complained,about the pants, should be ok with that. MJ,from then on should respect the rules and dress appropriately next time. No harm, no foul and no need to get into a tizzy over something this trivial. (by the way I’m white, since many of you seem to be concerned about that)

  8. Indigo

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Dude, you and people like you are hypocrites. If it was a republican supporter doing the same you’d be crying a different story. You are the racists and haters. The scary thing is you hate your own race. Probably because Angelina Jolie told you to. Sheep is what I call you. Bottom line…MJ broke the rules, and just like anyone else he should have to either follow the rules or not play. I learned that in Kindergarten.

  9. Indigo

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Oh and I’m waiting for the name calling to begin.

    • jabawalkee

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      Evidently you can’t read or have a lack of understanding. I’m name calling or anything to the nature. Yet you call me a racist. I only stated that I would rather go home than change short leading into the 13th hole. The game is almost over, leave and come to play another day. You just brought race into it, I stated I’m black and play golf. Furthermore the reality is that I’ve received some not so welcoming attitudes at some golf courses. You need to wake-up. I don’t hate my race because I’m a member of the human race (which there’s only one). Black, white, brown, etc…is your ethnicity. I proud to be a black man and I would let someone like you change that for nothing…Enough said and this is my last post. Have a good day and God Bless.

    • jabawalkee

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply

      By the way, how do you know that I’m not a Republican? I’m pretty conservative…LOL.

      • Joy Jones

        on 11/29/2012 - Reply

        It is not that serious. You are just an idiot.

      • Damian

        on 11/03/2013 - Reply

        Jabawalkee is the only dude on here who has talked sense and showed maturity through his comments and responses.shallow minded dudes everywhere who make bias judgements based on assumptions and not facts.Race shouldn’t be attached to this issue.

  10. blackcaesar

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Jabawalkee is the only person who has some sense. I am really trying to understand how did most of you generate these opinions from reading this article. Race,politics, lifestyle?.. Smh… Some of you really need help.


      on 02/21/2013 - Reply

      im from the philippines why you people there kind of so sensitive regarding “RACIST” then adding insult to injury you go to politics,affiliations,style,maybe religion….etc…why don’t you just go along with everybody else like normal people does. comment here and there but pls. no race,politics,etc…the only thing we should do is abide to the rules that has been set adhere to it…then move on….i may agree and disagree to some of you on your opinions ,comments …all of us are entitled to it we just need to be more responsible to our comments, opinions.etc…okay ..god bless , to all what ever is our
      RACE is..

  11. Kevin Kavanagh

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    It’s so silly that anyone would bring Race and Politics into this. MJ is the greatest BBall Player and, in my opinion, the greatest athlete I have ever seen in my 53 years. I would love to grab a beer and a cigar and a round of golf with him but only if he didn’t embarrass me. If he intentionally disregarded the rules and felt he was “above” the rules, then that would embarrass me and I would choose not to have anything to do with him – celebrity or not. However, in this case, it would appear that the infraction wasn’t brought to his attention until the 12th Hole and I think that is absurd that they would ask him to change after already playing 67% of the Round. If he didn’t know the Attire Rules and the folks in the ClubHouse and the Starter didn’t address it with him prior to beginning the Round, then shame on them, and NOT MJ….With that being said, most nice courses have similar Attire rules and I would hope that Michael would keep this in mind for the future. Rules are in place for a reason and we should adhere to them or make a decision to play elsewhere. It is a privilege, not an entitlement, to play many of these private courses and out of appreciation & respect for that privilege (and respect for the Membership), their rules should be adhered to (but, again, at the start of the Round, not 67% of the way through). Slainte!!

    • The Kid 18

      on 11/29/2012 - Reply


      What does this have to do with race?

      It isn’t a black/white thing…..It is a black and white thing…..

      The club has rules, the rules are to be followed-by everyone!Even guests>>>>go figure!

      You don’t like it-go play a muni course or buy your own course

      Either way-grow up and follow the rules! It really is that simple

  12. Tom fitz

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Mike needs to learn to follow the rules or go play on a public course just like the rest of us. He is no different than anyone else so get off your high horse!

  13. Ken B.

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Why is it that when some people have unGodly sums of money, they think the rules don’t apply to them? I’m quite certain that if someone at this golf course/club did something to offend Jordan that Jordan would be the first one into the office to complain about said rule(s) being broken…….

  14. Not a Racist

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Damn! i thought MJ was Smokin MJ

  15. Douglas Graham

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    I’ve had to adhere to a club dress code by puchasing proper attire at the pro shop. Why sweat the small stuff?
    I doubt he violates his own club rules, on the other hand, someone complained so staff was obliged to do their jobs. Silly to interrupt the round at that point.
    I suspect he said something to cause the club to ban future play. Arrogance likely played a part. Old money trumps nouveaux riche.
    “You can take the girl outta the country, but you can’t take the country outta the girl”(Brooks&Dunn)

  16. steve williams

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Ten Commandments – do your best to not break them
    I also try to live by the Holy Spirit
    Why not let MJ finish the round and just invite him
    back again – with the proper attire! Shake hands and that’s it! We always seem to want to factor in the race card! “God looks on a man’s heart, not his outward appearance.” Morals, character, love for our fellow man, these are qualities we all could exhibit a bit more of.

  17. Pam

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Thank you Kevin Kavanagh. You are the only one who gets it.

  18. Rudy J

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    I bet he doesn’t repair all of his divots in the fairways on on the greens either, but who does. It looks like most of us or at least a lot of us don’t. I guess that will leave only you single digit handicappers to play and you probably have caddies for that. LOL

  19. Jazz

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    You all America people are some crazy mother fucker that shit could never happen in the Caribbean .

  20. Jason

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Yes, follow the rules; even for MJ. Yet, here’s my thing. Depending on the course, fees are probably paid up front. They got his money first, and then twelve holes later he’s asked to change?? If it was really that big of a deal, they should’ve asked him about his attire before he started the first hole.

  21. Michael

    on 11/29/2012 - Reply

    Jordan was banned because he doesnt think rules should apply to him. What a total idiot.

  22. Garrett

    on 12/19/2012 - Reply

    Many dislike MJ for the same reasons I used to dislike him. He took it to our favorite teams time and time again and dominated the NBA world throughout the better share of the 90’s. Had he not flirted with baseball be may have won a 7th title and maybe even an 8th title. When you are that good it is easy to find haters.

    Personally I have nothing against Kobe Bryant but because he and the Lakers have had so much success I can’t stand either him or his team from a competitive sports standpoint.

    As some others have said, this is much ado about nothing. This could have been dealt with better by the private club. I don’t blame MJ at all.

  23. IrishTexan

    on 01/29/2013 - Reply

    So many of you are missing the point of what happened and are trying to bring race, politics and celebrity status into all of this. It’s simple and a few nailed it on the head (Lawash, etc.)

    Facts as presented in the article:
    Jordan played in similar attire on the course several times before, thus he assumed he could do it again.
    Course officials had many opportunities to approach him prior to the round (when he was in the clubhouse prior to the round, when he was warming up on the driving range, when he was on the putting green, when he checked in with the starter,when he was on the first tee. All or most of these opportunities presented itself prior to him teeing off. Then there were the times when a marshall passed went by, which usually happens every 4 – 6 holes on a private course. then when he “made the turn” at #9, they could have approached him again. So the course had up to 7 – 8 times to say something and they chose to informa him after 12 holes? Why not, as someone else said (kevin Kavanaugh, Bruce, etc) let him know after his round that to please adhere to the dress code on his next and subsequent rounds. And K. Kavanaugh……Slainte!!

  24. E Morris

    on 02/07/2013 - Reply

    What if he had being waring a Daishiki, what would they have to say then. I’m quite such Michael Jordan know’s how to dress, being multicultural and everything, that was a straigth out insult, to tell him that, on the 12th hole, They could have said we don’t want you playing here, {“Dress Code”}. Come on how, Tell the truth, it was more to it then that.

  25. box5

    on 02/10/2013 - Reply

    So when their were rules that nig…brothas couldn’t play on certain courses that was right since those were the rules lol, it’s no need to call some of you out for what you really are. Bet some of y’all really want to say this is ours n-words. And why do y’all always seem to bring up the mixed president? Y’all hate that part of him is black admit it without changing the subject keep it networth why don’t y’all yell™

  26. Math Help

    on 02/18/2013 - Reply

    You could certainly see your expertise within the work you write. The arena hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

  27. JC

    on 02/28/2013 - Reply

    They have a dress code so abide by it or don’t go there. That’s the problem in America, people think they are above obeying rules/laws. Look at our broken immigration system. 20 million people came here and think that they don’t have to obey the law so they make excuses as to why they can stay here while in the meantime millions of American taxpayers are out of jobs and taxpayers foot the bill for these scammers stay here and commit more crimes. M. Jordan has enough money to build his own if he has a problem with adhering to their rules.

  28. William

    on 06/28/2013 - Reply

    When you are a guest of a member at any golf course, you first find out about the rule of dress. I hate that this blog has turned to race, that has nothing to do with not meeting the dress code.

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