Jordan's Gambling Shame20 October 2005
Jordan's Gambling Shame
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan is ashamed of how far he allowed gambling to take over his life, although he draws the line at being labelled a compulsive gambler.
The 42-year-old is "embarrassed" by his addiction to placing bets and admits his weakness arises from a sportsman's desire to always win.
In an interview with ED BRADLEY on US TV show 60 MINUTES, to be screened this weekend (22/23OCT05), Jordan says, "I've gotten myself into (gambling) situations where I would not walk away and I've pushed the envelope.
"I want to go out on a limb and win, and sometimes that can take you past the stage where... you know you should probably take a step back from.
"But my drive to win is so great I just step over that line. It's very embarrassing... one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'I was stupid.'"
|Comment on this article|