Michael Jordan Banned from Posh Golf Club, Love of Cargo Pants to Blame

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 28, 2012

A man like Michael Jordan lives by his own rules, which includes wearing cargo pants on a golf course that strictly forbids such an egregious faux pas. 

The New York Post reports the greatest basketball player to ever live was cut no slack when it came to wearing cargo pants and has been subsequently banned from La Gorce Country Club in Miami. 

Talk about one hipster golf locale. 

The report states that the country club mandates golfers wear a collared shirt and Bermuda shorts while playing. It seems Jordan loves his pant compartments as much as he loves competition, because his sartorial decisions have cost him membership at the club. 

According to a source, Jordan was given a chance to change his wardrobe but declined. This came after members reportedly complained about Jordan's fashion nonchalance. 

A Jordan rep tells their side of the story:

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.

Let me continue by saying, friends don't let friends wear cargo pants—a fashion decision one step away from those pants that zip away to transform into shorts. 

With that being said, it's Michael "Best of All Time and the Guy in those Gatorade Commercials from our Youth" Jordan.

If he can't skirt the rules by wearing more pockets than was intended, who can?

It seems like the club was willing to bend the rules for his Airness until some crabby members started complaining, which I assume went something like:

Golfer 1: Look at him, Josh. Mr. "I can do whatever I damn well please which is relegated to everything but owning a winning team."

Golfer 2: Yeah, he is so smug with his cigar, goofy hat and expensive clubs. 

Golfer 1: And those pockets! How many pockets are on those pants, you reckon?

Golfer 2: I reckon too many. Let's narc him to the authorities. Michael Jordan has to be brought to justice. 

And so, one of the greatest ever was asked to kindly leave and take his silly pants with him. I imagine he will soon be calling another country club, asking for a tee time. 

Before he hangs up the phone, he will ask, "By the way, do you guys allow cargo pants?"

No, Michael. Nobody does. 


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