Michael Jordan is dead wrong about Barack Obama's golf game ... with several sources telling TMZ Sports that the top man's skills are far better that the "sh**ty" rating MJ gave him.
His Airness spewed the trash-talk during an interview with Ahmad Rashad's Back9Network -- where he called Obama a "hack" and described the Prez's Golf game as "sh**ty".
Well, we did some digging ... calling dozens of golf courses in states where Obama has played and it turns out Barry ain't too bad ... turning in scores between 80 and 100 consistently.
Here are some of the reviews ...
Virginia: "He plays anywhere in the 80's on average. He's not horrible, but he certainly can't keep up with the best."
Maryland: "Our course is a little harder than the average one, and he hasn't ever broken 100 here. He's pretty awesome though to staff and visitors when he comes by though -- a perfect politician."
Hawaii: "When he first started golfing, it was pretty rough. Surprisingly though -- he's gotten significantly better. It's hit or miss with him but he's around average. You have to give him credit though ... it's a lot of pressure to have everyone watching "
Bottom line -- Obama's not the greatest golfer in the world ... but he ain't exactly crap either.
Cedric the Entertainer
Giants Owe Kim K. & Kanye West Big
... For World Series Win
10/30/2014 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Madison Bumgarner is getting all the credit, but Cedric the Entertainer says the San Francisco Giants had two other World Series MVPs -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
TMZ Sports spotted the comedian in Calabasas and he admitted he was pulling for the Kansas City Royals ... since the Giants whupped his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.
But Ced is buying into the not-so-widely held theory that Kimye was a good luck charm for San Fran ... considering they got engaged at AT&T Park last year and also attended the Giants' Game 5 victory in SF.
Watch Cedric explain why Kim's the queen of good luck -- gotta love a good back-handed compliment!
I Was Sexually Abused As A Child
10/30/2014 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mike Tyson says he was sexually abused as a child ... by a man who snatched him off the street when he was only 7-years-old.
Tyson visited "Opie Radio" on SiriusXM earlier this week and opened up about how an old creepy man he didn't know abducted him and abused him roughly 41 years ago.
During the interview, Tyson explained ... "[the man] bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff ... snatched me off the street. I was a little kid. Never seen him again."
Mike says he never spoke with police about the incident.
When asked if he was emotionally scarred -- Mike told Opie he's just not sure.
San Fran Police:
40 TOTAL ARRESTS
2 People Shot in World Series Madness
10/30/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The stats are in from the chaotic World Series madness in San Francisco, according to the SFPD, and it's pretty shocking:
-- 40 total arrests
-- 9 police cars damaged
-- 3 officers injured
-- 2 people shot
We're told 29 of the arrests were for public intoxication.
As for the shootings ... the details are minimal, but we're told they both stemmed from the madness that ensued in S.F. after the Giants beat the Royals.
We're told both people who were shot are alive.
In the cases of the injured officers, we're told all 3 were hospitalized with injuries caused by flying glass bottles.
One officer suffered a "severe laceration" to the hand. Another was struck in the shoulder. And the third officer had an arm-wound.
The SF Fire Dept. also had a busy night -- putting out makeshift bonfires all over the city.
Hometown to Declare
'Madison Bumgarner Day'
10/30/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SF Giants hero Madison Bumgarner is about to get his OWN DAY in the town where he grew up ... with officials telling TMZ Sports there's even talk of a parade to honor the World Series MVP.
We spoke with an official from Caldwell County, N.C. -- population just over 80,000 -- who tells us Madison is the talk of the town ... everyone is so proud of their hometown hero after his legendary pitching performance against the Royals.
In fact, plans are already in motion to determine which day of the year will become "Madison Bumgarner Day."
We're told the only thing holding up the date selection is Madison's schedule -- because officials want to select a day when Madison is in town.
Officials tell us there are talks of throwing a parade in Madison's honor -- but those plans are not set in stone yet.
We reached out to Madison -- but as you can imagine, he's a pretty busy guy today.
Meantime, officials have already put up a billboard to honor Madison.
Pretty cool, right?
Ex-NFL Star Takeo Spikes
Pumped Me Up Before Games
10/30/2014 11:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL linebacker Takeo Spikes says he had a secret routine before he would take the field on Sundays ... he'd fire up a Rachel McAdams movie.
Spikes -- who played 15 seasons in the NFL -- says McAdams flicks like "The Notebook," "Wedding Crashers" and "The Time Traveler's Wife" would get his mind right before a game.
"[Her movies take] me to a place where I'm very confident in myself," Spikes said ... "It's kinda like the calm before the storm."
FYI -- McAdams is reportedly dating her manager Patrick Sambrook ... but if they ever break up -- sounds like Takeo is hoping for a shot!
Barack Obama's a Sh**ty Golfer
... I'd Crush Him
10/30/2014 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jordan just took smack talk to an entirely new level ... saying President Barack Obama is a "sh*tty golfer."
MJ made the comments during an interview with Ahmad Rashad on the Back 9 Network -- when Ahmad asked who the NBA legend would golf with in his dream foursome.
"I never played with Obama but I would," MJ said ... "But nah, I take him out. He’s a hack. It’d be ALL DAY playing with him."
Ahmad challenged MJ -- saying, "You really wanna say that about the President of the United States?"
To which MJ replied, "I never said he wasn’t a great politician, I just said he was a sh*tty golfer."
So far, no word back from the White House.
[h/t The Big Lead]
Taunted on the Golf Course
10/30/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner has been taunted where he golfs everyday ... by a few jerks who think Bruce's new look doesn't belong on the links or in the locker room.
Sources connected with Bruce tell TMZ ... almost everyone who golfs with Bruce at his country club in Thousand Oaks has been gracious ... but several people are acting like 14-year-old boys.
In one case ... a golfer passed Bruce on the green and screamed out, "How's your d**k" ... suggesting it might not be there much longer. Bruce was cool -- he laughed and responded by pointing to his crotch and saying, "It's right here. It hasn't worked in 20 years."
Another guy heckled Bruce in the locker room, mocking his ombre hairstyle and threatening to cut it off.
Bruce still goes to the club religiously, and most people treat him warmly and with respect.
As for the 2 idiots ... it's 2014, and people have a right to live their lives the way they want as long as they don't hurt anyone. And Bruce can probably kick their asses in golf.
T. Boone Pickens
Cowboys Will Win Super Bowl
... But Not w/Tony Romo!
10/30/2014 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Legendary billionaire T. Boone Pickens just made one helluva prediction -- THE COWBOYS WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL ... but it won't be Tony Romo who leads 'em to victory.
The 86-year-old business tycoon was out in D.C. yesterday when we started talking football -- and he told us the BEST PART of having the football stadium named after him at Oklahoma State.
And that's when asked Pickens -- who's made a ton of solid bets in his life -- to give us a hot tip about the NFL.
Check out what T. Boone has to say -- specifically about the QB situation in Dallas.
Wonder how Jerry Jones is gonna feel about Brandon Weeden now?
BOOZIN' WITH LINGERIE MODEL
... At NY Knicks Game
10/30/2014 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The NY Knicks are the Lakers of the East Coast ... and not just because they suck -- they drew some of the biggest stars in the world to their home opener last night.
Everyone from Justin Bieber to Spike Lee to Ben Stiller was there ... but the winner of the celebrity showdown was clearly Taylor Swift -- who sat courtside with a hot lingerie model friend.
Taylor and Victoria's Secret stunner Karlie Kloss drank beers and Diet Cokes as they cheered on the Knicks ... who got crushed by the Chicago Bulls.
Of course, Taylor became the new Global Welcome Ambassador for New York after buying a $20 million apartment earlier this year ... so watching the Knicks play seems like it would be a job requirement.
No word if she stayed the whole game ... but c'mon.
Dallas Cowboys RB
Asked Cop for Massage
... During Underwear Arrest
10/30/2014 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle offered an officer $100 for a MASSAGE while he was being booked into jail for stealing underwear ... and it was all caught on tape.
It all went down at Frisco City Jail in Texas after the 22-year-old was busted for shoplifting cologne and undies from a nearby mall on Oct 13th.
To say Randle was acting bizarre during the booking process ... is kind of an understatement.
Some of the highlights on the video obtained by CBS DFW:
-- Randle to female booking officer: "If I give you $100, can you give me a massage?”
-- Randle to Agent (on phone): "I got jammed up. I need a… I need an attorney to get me a writ bond so I can make it to practice tomorrow."
-- Randle to male booking officer: "Hey, is this going to be on the news, you think?"
Randle was ultimately charged with misdemeanor theft. He was not allowed to keep the undies or the cologne.
Sorry Gloria ...
This Split Ain't Amicable
10/30/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Our sources tell us ... Matt was the one who called things off with the "Basketball Wives" star -- and he's still upset and hurt about the things that led up to the split.
The Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan break-up isn't as friendly and happy and cheery as she says it is ... this according to sources close to Matt, who tell us this thing is pretty damn far from amicable.
As we previously reported, Matt believed there were major "trust issues" in the relationship -- and now we know reconciliation is the last thing on his mind.
Meantime, Gloria insists the two are working things out -- and have a "dope" relationship and are working together to co-parent their twin sons.
We're told that Matt is 100% committed to the children -- he just has issues with their mother.
Houston Rockets Stars
Visit Lakers Rookie in Hospital
... After Brutal Leg Injury
10/29/2014 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle got some unexpected support this morning after breaking his leg in his NBA debut -- when two players from the opposing team visited him in the hospital.
Randle broke his right tibia while the Lakers were playing the Houston Rockets in L.A. on Tuesday night -- and was rushed to a hospital where he underwent surgery.
But before he went under the knife Wednesday morning, he was visited by James Harden and Trevor Ariza ... who stopped by to check up on the 19-year-old.
We're told Randle was touched by the visit ... and was in good spirits overall.
Sucks that Randle is injured ... but a pretty cool gesture from some respected NBA vets.