MJ was a gambler but he was not a degenerate. It is not like he bet on NBA games it isn't like he went in to debt. I guess you are one of those that hated Michael. MJ with all his warts and he had a few he was a womanizer, yeah he liked to gamble, he like fast cars, he liked really expensive cigars, he also had an unbelievable drive to win that I have not seen any athlete since replicate, he was very good speaker with little to "street" talk, he kept his mouth shut on issues he was not qualified to speak on. Oh and he was a leader. But he is degenerate.