Michael Jordan is an avid golfer, and the basketball great’s passion for the game is well-known. However, that won’t be enough to keep Jordan in a private golf course’s good graces, after His Airness had the audacity to wear cargo shorts while playing a recent round.
Jordan will no longer be welcome at La Gorce Country Club, according to the New York Post, because the six-time NBA champion refused to change into Bermuda shorts when other members complained. It appears that the club’s strict dress code requires golfers to wear either Bermuda shorts or slacks while playing, and MJ’s cargo shorts are a no-no.
“He had been there many times before and had worn cargo pants previously,” a rep for Jordan told the Post, “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.”
It’s not the first time Jordan has played by his own rules when golf attire is concerned — at the Ryder Cup, Jordan wore acid-washed jeans. When informed of the news that Jordan would no longer be welcome at the course, however, the basketball legend’s camp did not appear too worried.
“I guess it’s their loss,” the rep said, “as MJ is a great golfer, and a great guest.”