Marcus Jordan and Jeff Jordan (sons of Michael Jordan, duh) went to Vegas with their teammate A.J. Rompza recently.
We know this because of -- what else -- Twitter. Jeffrey tweeted the following, in which he pointed out that the three were headed to Las Vegas for MJ's fantasy basketball camp.
Nothing actually wrong with that -- at least I don't think so, anyway; I'm pretty sure that it's not illegal for MJ to not charge Rompza to fly on his private jet or stay in a hotel suite with his sons. But I could be wrong. And it would actually be pretty smart, as a lawyer friend of mine pointed out, to recruit really rich kids who aren't superb basketball players just so they can give poorer, more talented kids swag without violating rules.
Anyway, what I'm NOT wrong about is knowing that losing $56,000 at a casino is a) stupid and b) a pretty large hit to the wallet. Oh, and illegal if you're not 21. Here's what Marcus tweeted and since deleted (image via The Dagger):
And yeah, he's a 20-year-old.
Fortunately, the kids were smart enough to Ustream their trip to Vegas and post a Twitvid of hanging out by the Liquid Pool Lounge:
Look, I've said it probably 10,000 times since I started writing about sports: "Thank you, Jeebus, for not inventing YouTube and Ustream and camera phones while I was in college."
The prospect that I could (should?) be homeless and unemployable because stuff I did got captured on camera back in the day is terrifying. Which is what makes the fact that athletes are telling on themselves so incredibly stupid. Think before you Tweet, kids.