Michael Jordan

It’s probably fair to say that former NBA guard JR Smith is one of the best and most accomplished athletes on the planet, winning multiple NBA championships during his 17-year career before beginning a collegiate golf career during his retirement from the league. But as it turns out, Michael Jordan is better at both sports, and he was sure to let Smith know about it.

In an interview with Complex Sports, Smith recalled a friendly golf game between him and Jordan. As you might imagine, Jordan’s trash talk was anything but friendly. In fact, it was absolutely savage.

“He smoked me… [He talked s—] the whole time,” Smith said. “So, we were betting, right? I doubled down on one of my bets, and I was like 5 front, 5 back, and 5 overall. Then I said, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, $500 not $5,000.’ He said, ‘No, no, I know what you meant.’ Then he threw this jab at me, lowkey, he said, ‘You had a good career. It wasn’t a great one, but you had a good one.’”

It’s some absolutely brutal trash talk in what was supposed to be a friendly environment, but it’s also exactly what we’ve come to expect from Jordan.