President Obama burns Michael Jordan back for 'sh***y golfer' jab
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President Obama burns Michael Jordan back for ‘sh***y golfer’ jab


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President Barack Obama is a deliberative guy. He takes a while to make decisions. Maybe that's why it took him a week to respond to Michael Jordan's claim that he's a shitty golfer.

In an interview on WJMR in Wisconsin, Obama responded to Jordan's comments about his golf game in an interview with Ahmad Rashad. Jordan was asked to name a dream foursome. At first, he included Obama, then took him out.

"I never said he wasn't a great politician, I'm just saying he's a sh---- golfer," Jordan said.



For his part, Rashad defended Obama, who typically shoots in the 90s, isn't that bad at golf.

"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," Obama said told WJMR host Earl Stokes.

Then Obama may have stepped in it a little bit, suggesting that if he played more golf -- he's played 200 times in almost six years as president -- he might be more able to give Jordan, a 3 handicap, a run for his money on the links.

"[T]here is no doubt that Michael is a better golfer than I am," Obama said. "Of course if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case."

And then Obama burned Jordan in his typical, cerebral way, saying of the Charlotte NBA owner: "He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats — or the Hornets," referring to the name change Jordan orchestrated back to the Charlotte franchise's original name, before they moved to New Orleans.

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