WATCH: LeBron James’ Former Teammate Left Starstruck After Playing Golf With “Hero” Michael Jordan

Published 02/18/2022, 11:42 PM EST
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Michael Jordan watches the action by the 11th green during the Four-balls REUTERS/Mike Segar

Michael Jordan’s love for golf is no secret. The Chicago Bulls legend now owns his own golf course – The Grove XXIII – which has gained attention for being uber-exclusive and private. Naturally, playing with Jordan at his club could be the dream come true for any fan.

J. R. Smith, who is now playing golf in college, recently had the opportunity to play with Jordan.


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Looking at his elaborate reaction, it is safe to say that Smith had fun hanging out with the six-time NBA Champion.

J. R. Smith plays golf with Michael Jordan at his golf club

In a clip that is around seven minutes, Smith happily shares his experience with the viewers. Just by seeing the Instagram video, fans and users online could feel Smith’s excitement. After all, you don’t always get to meet and play golf with His Airness.


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“That s**t was everything, bro. To play golf with MJ? Are you kidding me? That s**t was nuts. That s**t was nuts!”


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Additionally, Smith also received some tips from Jordan. The former Cleveland Cavaliers player added that he would probably just smoke a cigar at night while thinking about all of this.


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Looking at Smith’s recent game with Michael Jordan, one can say that time in college is turning out to be fruitful for the 36-year-old.

What do you think of Smith’s interaction with Jordan? Let us know.




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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.