It's very possible that MJ and Obama are chopping it up in some private back room at Burgatory right now, smoking blunts and drinking cookie dough milkshakes. Again, this is very possible.
But, after seeing the jabs they've been giving each other for the past week, it might be a bit colder in Chicago than we think. (And yes, I realize neither of these men live in Chicago anymore. I just really wanted to use that "colder in Chicago" line)
Here's what we know. During an interview with Ahmad Rashad last week, Michael Jordan called the President a "shitty golfer." Now, I don't know much about golf. Shit, I don't know shit about golf. If his choice in basketball sneakers are any indication, President Obama may very well be a shitty golfer. Who knows? But, I do know that many (if not most) men share the same points of sensitivity — shit you don't tease us about unless you want to start some shit.
2. Athletic prowess
3. Bedroom prowess
4. Sense of humor (Yes, really. Telling a man you don't think he's funny is like telling a kid you ate all their Halloween candy.)
Now, if MJ and the POTUS are cool with each other, it's all fair game. Your boys can joke with you about whatever. But if you're not really all that cool with a guy, and you tease him about one of those four things — and you're an established shit-starter like Michael Jordan is — then you're probably either starting some shit or reminding everyone who the alpha dog is.
Yesterday, President Obama replied.
"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." which…let's just say I'm a need a lawn chair and some lemonade so I can sit in all that shade. I'll get a blanket too, cause I'm sure there's a breeze.
And, as if the shade wasn't enough, he ended it with an uppercut:
"He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats — or the Hornets."
So basically, President Obama said "I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy."
Again, it's possible this is all good-natured ribbing by two impossibly rich and powerful Black men who may or may not hold middle-management positions in the Illuminati. But, after reviewing the evidence, I think President Obama was a little miffed, and just decided to steal a line from his favorite character from The Wire.