Michael Jordan may be known as the greatest player in NBA history, but even he can’t get away with breaking the dress code at one South Florida golf course.
On Wednesday, Jordan was banned from Miami’s La Gorce Country Club for wearing cargo shorts.
While on the 12th hole, MJ — a man who’s never been afraid to take a fashion risk — was approached by club personnel, who asked that he change into long pants before finishing his round. When Jordan refused, he was asked to leave the club… and never return.
Following the sartorial incident, reps for Jordan issued the following statement:
“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.”
It’s not like he wore overalls to meet the Prime Minister of Canada, but Jordan did break the rules. Was his punishment too harsh or did it fit the (fashion) crime? Vote in the poll below!
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