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MJ banned from Miami Club for Cargo Shorts

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I know the cargo shorts debate is old but I thought this was worth posting anyway. And some say banning the belly putter hurts the growth of the game..........

NBA legend and pro-am regular Michael Jordan caused a stir at an upscale Miami golf club when he refused to adhere to the club's dress code.

According to a report by the New York Post's Page Six , Jordan was made aware on the 12th hole that his cargo shorts violated club rules after members at La Gorce Country Club complained about Jordan's attire. Jordan declined an offer to go back the clubhouse and change, and a club source says Jordan won't be invited back.

Page Six confirmed the report with a rep for Jordan:

“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."



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I doubt it went down as nicely as they claim.  I think he looks fine in the shorts, but rules are rules.  I'm surprised someone would have the nerve to call out MJ, my guess is they didn't know who he was when they made the complaint.

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His shorts are black....

Originally Posted by poser

Probably because they were black

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What I don't get is when you have that much $$ why wear ugly shorts? Usually the basketball guys are dapper.

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Originally Posted by Dave2512

What I don't get is when you have that much $$ why wear ugly shorts? Usually the basketball guys are dapper.

Right??? Nike will make him those same shorts minus the pockets in every color Im sure.

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Originally Posted by Dave2512

What I don't get is when you have that much $$ why wear ugly shorts? Usually the basketball guys are dapper.

To each his own.  I, personally do not mind the cargo shorts ... what I don't like is the cigar.

If I wanted to be realllllllly picky, I guess I'd say I'd prefer if the shorts were not quite as long and baggy, but again, I'm being real picky here.  He looks fine to me (except the cigar).

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I don't have a problem with cargo shorts but I wouldn't wear those. Mostly because it's a young guy look, the big and baggy wanksta thing. Just doesn't look right on a middle aged millionaire.

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This is why I'll never go pro, you can't wear shorts.  Even if it is cold outside, I'll just wear a long sleeve shirt under my golf shirt.  I can never play sports in pants.

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Originally Posted by newtogolf

I'm surprised someone would have the nerve to call out MJ, my guess is they didn't know who he was when they made the complaint.

First, how many 6'6" guys are regularly playing golf? And when you see a 6'6" guy (or larger) playing golf - especially if they are physical specimen - I'm asking my buddies what professional athlete that is.  I find it hard to believe they didn't know who he was. Especially as recognizable as MJ is.

Second, I'm guessing they were probably just being a hard ass (whomever bitched about it)... And the club decided basically it prevents the upset paying members from going, 'Hey - why does this guy get to bend the rules - and not me or my guest?' kind of thing from getting out.

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Originally Posted by ace3g

This is why I'll never go pro, you can't wear shorts.  Even if it is cold outside, I'll just wear a long sleeve shirt under my golf shirt.  I can never play sports in pants.

I take it that is not you in your avatar?

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Originally Posted by Dave2512

I don't have a problem with cargo shorts but I wouldn't wear those. Mostly because it's a young guy look, the big and baggy wanksta thing. Just doesn't look right on a middle aged millionaire.

Agreed.

However, I also wouldn't care if one person on my course was wearing them.  They are slightly too long perhaps, and slightly too baggy perhaps, but I wouldn't get my flat front dockers in a bunch over it.

Now, if his shirts untucked, and his pants are low so you see his boxers, well that's something altogether different.

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Originally Posted by Beachcomber

I take it that is not you in your avatar?


lol, no that is Bruce Bowen of the San Antonio Spurs.  Went to a pro-am at the AT&T; Championship, he is famous for wearing the Bow Tie.  It was like 85-90 that day, and he was still wearing pants, long sleeve shirt, and bow tie.

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad

Agreed.

However, I also wouldn't care if one person on my course was wearing them.  They are slightly too long perhaps, and slightly too baggy perhaps, but I wouldn't get my flat front dockers in a bunch over it.

Now, if his shirts untucked, and his pants are low so you see his boxers, well that's something altogether different.

Where I golf that would be considered overdressed. I was at the course earlier and there was a guy in front of me wearing a cowboy hat and jeans. Not sure if he had boots on but he had a good looking swing.

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Back to MJ though... Why does he button his golf shirt to the brim - then wear black cargo shorts with a white belt?

Button to the brim is more of a formal preppy look - which doesn't bode well with cargo shorts.  Then to cap it off with a white belt?  LOL

Fashion Police please chime in...

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It is a strange look. Seems real weird considering when Ahmad Rashad was hosting Morning Drive a few weeks ago more than once he commented about MJ buying loads of spiffy duds at the clubs they frequent. If AR is to be believed MJ has a fondness for fine cashmere.

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you always see golfers match their belt and shoe colors

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