Barack Obama vs Michael Jordan. Round One… GOLF!
Obama fires back after Michael Jordan disses his golf game.
PresidentBarack Obama is lashing back at Michael Jordan — telling His Airness to stop focusing on golf … and FIX YOUR CRAPPY NBA FRANCHISE! Well, that’s what he wanted to say anyway.
Last week, Michael Jordan made news for calling Barack Obama a “hack” golfer during an interview with Ahmad Rashad. When Rashad asked if Jordan wanted to really say that on television, MJ doubled down and stated, “I never said he wasn’t a great politician, I just said he was a sh***y golfer.”
The president was finally asked about Jordan’s dig during a recent radio interview on WJMR in Wisconsin. “Mike and I, we know each other, but I’ve never played golf with him,” Obama said … “Michael wasn’t very well informed about this. I think he might’ve just been trying to give Ahmad an extra ratings boost on his show.” He continued to explain how he and Rashad had recently defeated Alonzo Mourning in a friendly match.
Still, POTUS had to admit that Michael Jordan was the better golfer, but not without getting in a line of his own. “But there is no doubt that Michael is a better golfer than I am. Of course if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case.”
That’s a good burn, even if the president gets out plenty for a high-handicapper. Obama has played more than 200 rounds since entering office, which comes out to 33 per year. That’s hardly the Jordan regimen but still more than most weekend warriors.
That was quickly forgotten, as the president saved his best MJ zing for last. “He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats — or the Hornets.”
We don’t know whether the Bobcats-to-Hornets correction was intentional or accidental, though we hope for the former. Either way, the line was a winner. Looks like Election Day wasn’t a total loss.
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