Jordan Banned For Not Wearing Bermuda Shorts

December 1, 2012

Basketball legend Michael Jordon was banned from an exclusive Miami Beach country club for wearing cargo pants rather than Bermuda shorts, numerous international media reports said.

The New York Post broke the story, saying: “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.

“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.”

A rep for Mr Jordan told the New York Post: “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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  1. Pastor Syl Hayward says:

    Now that was a real PSM!!

  2. Xman says:

    Sounds like he is dealing with a bunch of — anyway.

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    Dress code is dress code. If you don’t like the rules expect to be dealt with accordingly. This is not difficult to understand no matter who you are.

  4. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Hey Michael…turn the ego down a bit son!

  5. Prophet says:

    None of us knows the full dynamic, but if the agent is correct and if Mr. Jordan was permitted once, twice, several times previously to wear cargos then it would seem that cargos are acceptable attire. When Michael Jordan shows up you take note.

    I agree, Drifter, code is code, but in this instance it seems that Mr. Jordan may not be the one at fault here. Having worked front line in the hotel when he and Mrs. Jordan used to visit I don’t particularly care for his smugness and so I can imagine the golf course staff being fobbed off on this occasion. I suggest that there were other driving factors with the golf course requesting his change of attire. The staff could have managed the matter in a completely different manner and none of us would have been any the wiser.

    Perhaps the course management needs to check the integrity of their policy and the sincerity of their membership before they aim to mire Mr. Jordan.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Prophet, I also spent quite a few years in the hospitality business. My work involved at least 3 or 4 hours with what used to be the cream of Bermudas visitors. You are right the wealthy & newly rich come in all stripes.

      Most are humble about their wealth prefering to keep a low profile. Then there are the “Do you know who I am?” crowd. These are people who usually you would rather not know.

  6. Truth (Original) says:

    Who cares?