Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time turned pro golfer, threw some serious shade at President Barack Obama during an interview with sportscaster Ahmad Rashad. Rashad asked Jordan who he’d play a round of golf with. Jordan went through a couple of names before adding, “I’ve never played with Obama but I would,” He pondered for less than a millisecond before backpedaling, “No, that’s OK. He’s a hack…” He tried to clear it up but only made more of a mess with the following statement, “I never said he wasn’t a great politician. I’m just saying he’s a s–tty golfer.”
Well his beef with the president didn’t go unnoticed by the Commander in Chief himself. In an interview with Wisconsin’s WJMR-FM, Obama clapped back with a few clever comebacks of his own. What Jordan didn’t know is that Ahmad and President Obama are golf buddies. “Michael wasn’t very well informed about this,” Obama stated. “I think he might’ve just been trying to give Ahmad an extra ratings boost on his show.” He jabbed. “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.” He continued, “He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats or maybe the Hornets.” The banter was all in jest, of course but it goes to show you that President Obama isn’t afraid of a little pushback. Maybe someday we’ll see the true winner triumph in a friendly foursome and maybe, just maybe Jordan will eat his words.