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Michael Jordan has an awesome golf cart

Michael Jordan golf cart

Michael Jordan has one of the sweetest golf carts this side of Bubba Watson’s hovercraft. And why wouldn’t he? He’s Michael Jordan, the famous No. 23, creator of the Jordan Brand and the greatest basketball player ever. Of course he’s going to have the finest luxury items possible.

This golf cart, which was on display at the Michael Jordan Golf Classic last week, comes to us via Busted Coverage. The cart is in light blue and white to match the colors of MJ’s alma mater North Carolina. There a Jumpman logo on the front, custom Tar Heel blue and white seats with “MJ” embroidered on the back rest, a custom holder in the middle of the front seat, and speakers in the front. It truly is a thing of beauty.

More pictures of the cart and his golf bag below:

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Michael Jordan sported turquoise shorts to his golf tournament (Video)

Michael Jordan turquoise shortsMichael Jordan may have a billion dollar clothing brand, but the living legend still makes some very questionable fashion choices.

Jordan’s annual golf tournament, the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, took place over the weekend in Las Vegas. One of the days of the tournament, MJ was wearing a mostly white ensemble, except he oddly mixed in some turquoise shorts. The rest of the look was clean — white shoes, socks, shirt, and hat — but the turquoise shorts were a strange addition.

Jordan is no stranger to questionable fashion choices. In fact, an entire hilarious Tumblr called, “What the F— is Michael Jordan wearing?” was inspired by his sometimes bizarre clothing choices.

Numerous celebrities showed up for MJ’s tournament as you could imagine. If you watch the video above, one of the cool things is seeing former MLB All-Stars Paul O’Neill and Kenny Lofton finishing their golf swings exactly how their baseball swings looked. Ozzie Smith and Vince Coleman won the tournament, while O’Neill managed to get a hole-in-one on the 17th.

Charles Barkley goes on ‘Conan’ and rags on Michael Jordan for his looks (Video)

Charles-Barkley-ConanCharles Barkley made an appearance on “Conan” on Thursday night and covered a wide range of topics. Conan O’Brien had Sir Charles talking about everything from his personal hygiene to the prospect of him working as a general manager in the NBA in the near future. Conan also brought up how Barkley has been critical of Michael Jordan’s looks in the past, and Charles was happy to elaborate.

“People tell me he’s good looking,” Barkley said. “First of all, he’s not good looking. He’s not. Every man who’s got $500 million is good looking. But seriously, if he was a plumber people wouldn’t be saying he’s good looking.”

And then there was the manscaping talk. Apparently Barkley is big into keeping himself groomed, which Conan couldn’t resist poking fun at him for.

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Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto ask wedding guests to take a vow of silence

Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto are hoping to have a little privacy when they get married on April 27, but that won’t be easy given the public’s hunger for information about his personal life. To combat the interest in their wedding, Jordan and Prieto have asked their guests to take a vow of silence before and during their wedding in Palm Beach, Fla.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Jordan-Prieto invitation included an instruction card asking guests not to share any details of the event with people who are not attending. Guests were also asked not to speak with the press or with family members who might, and also to leave home any cameras or cell phones that can be used to take photos.

Does anyone else see the irony in all of this? Someone obviously blabbed about the invitation itself, otherwise we wouldn’t know that guests were asked to take a vow of silence. If guests can’t take a vow of silence about taking a vow of silence, does MJ really expect the details of the wedding itself to remain under wraps?

I guess you can’t fault the man for trying to cover all the bases. Between the prenup he reportedly had Prieto sign and the instructions about keeping the wedding top secret, Jordan is trying to do things right this time around.

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Michael Jordan reportedly had fiancee Yvette Prieto sign a prenup

Michael Jordan is engaged to be married once again, but he does not intend to let his wallet take a beating for it this time around. Well, he might be shelling out a small fortune for the arrangements, but it sounds like His Airness will not be giving up half of his bank account and assets if things don’t work out between him and fiancee Yvette Prieto.

According to the National Enquirer, Jordan had Prieto sign a prenuptial agreement. Ideally, that will protect the $650 million fortune he is believed to have.

“Michael loves Yvette, but he won’t let that interfere with his common sense – and his money – like it did before,” a source reportedly told the Enquirer, via The Daily Mail.

That “mistake” the source would be referring to is the reported $168 million MJ’s ex-wife Juanita Vanoy took home when the couple divorced back in 2006. This time around, Prieto will reportedly receive $1 million per year for every year she was married to Jordan if they should split. If the marriage lasts 10 years or more, she will receive $5 million for every year of marriage. A person close to Prieto said she is not concerned about the prenup.

“She feels they have a strong relationship,” an insider reportedly said. “She can’t imagine that they’d ever split up! Yvette knows Michael was once a serial cheater, just like his buddy Tiger Woods. But she believes Michael has sown his wild oats and only has eyes for her now. They’re both very happy and looking forward to the wedding.”

If I was about to marry someone who is worth more than a half-a-billion dollars and I was going to get $1 million per year for every year of marriage in the event of a divorce, I wouldn’t be concerned either. MJ’s neighbors in Florida sound a lot more concerned about having him around long-term than his future wife does.

LeBron James responds to Michael Jordan: Rings don’t define a career (Video)

LeBron-JamesMichael Jordan caused quite the stir earlier this week when he said he would take Kobe Bryant over LeBron James. The basis of his argument was championships. Considering MJ won six rings during his legendary career, it makes sense that he would use that as his measuring stick.

Not surprisingly, LeBron was asked about the comments during an interview at the 2013 All-Star Game on Friday.

“That’s his own opinion,” King James told reporters. “At the end of the day rings don’t always define someone’s career. If that’s the case then I’d sit up here and say I would take (Bill) Russell over Jordan, but, I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t take Russell over Jordan. Russell has 11 rings, Jordan has six. Or I’d take Robert Horry over Kobe — I wouldn’t do that.”

LeBron also mentioned how some of the best players to ever play in the NBA like Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller never won a championship.

“Sometimes it’s the situation that you’re in and it’s the team that you’re on and it’s about timing as well,” he said. “I don’t play the game and try to define who I am over what guys say or how they feel about me. It doesn’t matter to me. I go out and I play for my family, the teammates, the coaching staff and our fans. And that’s it.”

Personally, I agree with LeBron. Championship rings help define a career, but they are not the only way to measure success. Very few people would argue with you if you said Dan Marino is one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, and he never won a Super Bowl.

Having said that, LeBron would probably be better off not getting into detail over it. I realize he’s just trying to answer the questions that are being asked, but the way he goes into detail makes it seem like Jordan’s comments actually do bother him.

Michael Jordan thinks he has found a flaw in LeBron James’ game

LeBron James is the reigning NBA MVP and NBA Finals MVP and considered by many to be the top player in the league. He has dominated this month and became the first player in league history to score at least 30 points on over 60 percent shooting in six straight games. Though James is playing outstanding ball, Michael Jordan thinks he has found a flaw in the Heat star’s game.

ESPN’s Wright Thompson wrote an excellent piece about Jordan ahead of the Hall of Famer’s 50th birthday on Sunday. The lengthy piece discusses MJ dealing with aging and harnessing his competitive drive. Jordan discusses how some of the current players would have fared when he played, and he said LeBron, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Dirk Nowitzki would have done well. He also analyzed a part of James’ game while watching the Heat play the Jazz in Utah Jan. 14. According to Jordan, LeBron has a tendency to shoot jumpshots when forced left, and he drives to the hoop when he goes right.

“I study him,” he says.

When LeBron goes right, he usually drives; when he goes left, he usually shoots a jumper. It has to do with his mechanics and how he loads the ball for release. “So if I have to guard him,” Jordan says, “I’m gonna push him left so nine times out of 10, he’s gonna shoot a jump shot. If he goes right, he’s going to the hole and I can’t stop him. So I ain’t letting him go right.”

Business Insider shares visual evidence that seems to support MJ’s theory. This shot chart comes via NBA.com:

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