President Obama Advises Michael Jordan to Think About Hornets, Not Him

President Obama Advises Michael Jordan to Think About Hornets, Not Him

Commander-in-chief responds to Hall of Famer's jab about golfing game.

Published November 5, 2014

Well, that didn't take long now did it?

A week after learning that Michael Jordan called him a "sh---y golfer," President Obama responded with some trash talk of his own. Presidential-level trash talk. 

"He might want to spend more time thinking about the [CharlotteBobcats...or the Hornets," Obama quipped, while on the air on Wisconsin's WJMR radio station, as reported by TMZ Sports. Sure enough, the Hornets, which are owned by Jordan, are struggling early into this 2014-15 NBA season at just 1-3 following Tuesday night's 100-91 loss to the New Orleans Hornets.

President Obama is a notable fan of the Chicago Bulls, the same franchise Jordan led to six NBA titles. But while on the air, Obama didn't hesitate tackling Jordan's criticism of his golf game.

"Mike and I, we know each other but I've never played golf with him," Obama mentioned. "Michael wasn't very well informed about this, I think he might've just been trying to give Ahmad [Rashad] an extra ratings boost on his show. 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."

Jordan made the "sh---y golfer" comments about Obama, when speaking to their mutual friend Rashad. The Hornets will look to get back into the win column Wednesday night when they host the Miami Heat. Maybe Jordan and Obama could hit the golf course when the Hornets visit the nation's capital and face the Washington Wizards this season. Or maybe not. 

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(Photos from left: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT)

Written by BET-Staff

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