As only the most casual of sports fans, we know Michael Jordan as an NBA champion and one-time minor league baseball player. But it turns out Jordan is also something of a walking fashion faux pas, with a penchant for overly distressed dad jeans and a namesake Tumblr called "What The F*** is Michael Jordan Wearing?" (We can't make this stuff up.)
The basketball legend's latest sartorial crime: cargo shorts. The New York Post reports that Jordan was caught playing golf at the swanky La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach wearing the baggy shorts, which violate the club's strict dress code.
What followed is a highly entertaining "he said, she said" documented by the Post. A "source" claims that Jordan refused to change into more appropriate attire when asked and now "won’t be invited back." Jordan's rep confirmed, “Michael Jordan did wear cargo pants..." but he has done so plenty of times before. "This time," the rep told the Post, "he was made aware of the violation on the 12th hole, and at that point... he did refuse to interrupt his game." BUT he hasn't been kicked out of the place permanently, as far as his reps know.
We'd like to feel bad for Jordan as a victim of an overly stuffy institution with no appreciation for personal style. But in good conscience, we really can't. In fact, we wish every institution -- schools, hiking trails, European tourist traps -- enforced a cargo shorts ban. We would all be better off.
See photographic proof of Jordan golfing in cargo shorts (although not at La Gorce Country Club) below.
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