Rashad, the previous Vikings large receiver, turned good pals with Jordan through the Nineteen Eighties when Rashad was an NBC broadcaster and Jordan was starring with the Chicago Bulls. Rashad was the emcee for Jordan’s two Bulls retirement ceremonies within the Nineteen Nineties and for his induction into the Basketball Corridor of Fame in 2009.
Rashad will probably be inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor at halftime of Sunday’s recreation towards the Detroit Lions at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. He stated Jordan can be there alongside together with his spouse, Yvette.
“He’s type of like my brother from one other mom,” stated Rashad, who additionally shall be joined on the ceremony by his spouse, Ana Luz, his 5 youngsters and numerous different relations and associates. “We’re very, very tight. Our wives are tight. Will probably be a very nice weekend. He is very supportive, and having him there might be very particular.”
Rashad stated Jordan, proprietor of the Charlotte Hornets, will hold a low profile when he slips into the Twin Cities.
“His entire factor is he all the time says, ‘That is about (Rashad),’ ” Rashad stated. “He is simply coming to help me. He is going be there as a pal and have some enjoyable and rejoice.”
Rashad lives throughout the road from Jordan in Jupiter, Fla. So what did the 2 buddies do final weekend?
“We performed golf with President Obama on Saturday,” Rashad stated. “We went to Washington and performed with him at (the Robert Trent Jones course). … I’ve performed with (Obama) a ton of occasions. I do not know. Ten? We have performed so much the previous couple of years. We had a lot enjoyable. We laughed. We had only a actually fantastic time.”
A Jordan consultant and one other good friend of the 2 rounded out the golfers’ foursome. Rashad would not say who gained.
“There have been numerous aspect bets,” he stated.
Rashad stated he has performed golf with Donald Trump greater than 10 occasions — all earlier than he turned president. So, which president is the higher golfer?
“That is a tough query,” Rashad stated. “They’re each fairly good golfers.”
Rashad’s outing with Obama got here the day after Trump criticized NFL gamers who lodge pregame protests. Rashad stated that topic did not provide you with Obama.
“We performed golf,” Rashad stated. “We had fun. We did not speak politics.”
Now, Rashad is planning to take pleasure in his Ring of Honor induction. Rashad performed within the NFL from 1972 to 1982, together with a 1976-eighty two Minnesota stint during which he made 4 Professional Bowls and had two 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
“I am actually, actually excited,” stated Rashad, sixty seven. “Your life is a guide of chapters, and my chapter in Minnesota was one…