Former NBA Player J.R. Smith Reveals Michael Jordan’s Golf Course Betting, Trash Talk

The legend of Michael Jordan continues to grow.

J.R. Smith, who famously played in the NBA for sixteen seasons, and is currently playing college golf at North Carolina A&T State University, recently detailed playing on the golf course with NBA legend Michael Jordan. JR Smith details how the legendary trash talker got in his head. Speaking with Complex Sports, Smith described getting to play with Jordan as “one of the most childish feelings I’ve felt as a grown ass man.”

“So we was betting, right? So I doubled down on one of my bets. I was like, 5 front, 5 back, and 5 overall. He was like, ‘alright, cool cool cool.’ I said, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh, hundreds, not thousands. Hundreds. And he said, ‘no no no no no, I know what you talkin about. I know what you meant.’ And then he threw this jab at me low key, and I was like ‘ooh, that’s a good one.’ He said, ‘you had a good career, it wasn’t a great one, you had a good one.’”

Watch J.R. explain below:

Throughout his NBA career J.R.  Smith played for five different teams, averaging 12.4 points per game. He won two NBA titles, the first of which came with the Cavs in 2015-16 while the second was in 2020 as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Betting on golf with MJ seems like a total bucket list item,  probably one part fun and one part terrifying at the same time. I can’t blame J.R. for trying to keep the stakes from getting too out of hand.

Smart man.

Welcome to the game outside the game! Follow us on our Sideaction Twitter handleInstagram, and Facebook for the latest on sports and pop culture news across the web!

More from Betting, Golf

More in Michael Jordan

More News & Stories