Jordan admits gambling was 'stupid'
NEW YORK -- Michael Jordan admits being "stupid" in his gambling, but never jeopardized his livelihood or his family, he told CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview to be broadcast Sunday.
"Yeah, I've gotten myself into [gambling] situations where I would not walk away and I've pushed the envelope," Jordan said in the interview.
"It's very embarrassing ... one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'I was stupid.' "
Jordan also discusses his love of basketball, the murder of his father and his pursuit of privacy. He also addressed critics who expected him to be more political and outspoken.
"It's heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody," he said. "My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can."
Jordan has a new book titled "Driven from Within."
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
MORE NBA HEADLINES
- LeBron rallies Irving-less Cavs past Magic
- Harden, Smith lead Rockets by Griz in OT
- Dirk into 8th on NBA scoring list, razzes Kobe
- Perfect 10: Dudley can't miss in Bucks rout