Michael Jordan ruffled feathers at an exclusive Miami Beach country club when he wouldn’t play by their rules. Page Six has exclusively learned the NBA legend hit the links as a guest at swanky La Gorce Country Club — but his gear didn’t fit the club’s old-school rules. “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 Jordan said, “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.
1. Is this country club serious right now? Its MICHAEL JORDAN. This isn’t some 45 year old dad looking like a slob wearing cargo pants. It’s MJ. Michael Jordan could wear a “Fuck La Gorce Country Club” T-Shirt and he should still be able to play as many round as he wants on La Gorce Country Club. That’s how it works when you’re the greatest basketball player of all time. I honestly think the story here is that the owners of La Gorce Country Club are a bunch of terrorists, not Michael Jordan wearing Cargo Pants. You can’t get more out of touch than someone who tells Michael Jordan he can no longer play golf on your course. Its incomprehensible.
2. I hate cargo pants. I haven’t worn a pair in over a decade. Cargo shorts are even worse. Little kids and Dads who have given up on life wear Cargo shorts. But with that said, if Michael Jordan wants to single handily bring back cargo pants/shorts I am 100% in. I’ll go to Old Navy right now and buy as many pairs as possible. That’s what happens when you’re a cool black guy. You get to make fashion trends. Yeah the world kicks you off golf courses and the Korean lady who owns the grocery store is going to stare at you the entire time you shop and police are going to pull you over for no reason but at least you get to decide what is cool when it comes to fashion. And when you’re Michael Jordan you can multiply that by a million.
Remember that scene in Curb when Larry is wearing that absurd Asian bucket hat and Jeff asks him what the fuck he’s doing, and Larry responds “I’m married, I can wear whatever I want”. Well that’s MJ at this point. He’s MJ, he can wear whatever he wants whenever he wants. He’s earned that.