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June 3, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NBA superstar Michael Jordan owed a San Diego businessman as much as $1.252 million in golf gambling losses before eventually agreeing to a negotiated settlement of $300,000, according to a soon-to-be-released book obtained Wednesday by The Times. Richard Esquinas, 38, former general manager of the San Diego Sports Arena, claims in his book, "Michael & Me: Our Gambling Addiction . . . My Cry For Help!"
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July 19, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lawrence Taylor said Sunday that the $150,000 he is said to have lost gambling to Michael Jordan is "a stupid number." Sources said the amount was more in the $2,000 range. "I gamble, but money comes harder to me than it does to Michael," the New York Giants' linebacker said as he reported to the team's training camp at Madison, N.J.
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June 14, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
As one of the few who apparently waited long enough to actually read the book by Richard Esquinas about Michael Jordan's gambling before reacting to it, my first reaction is to suggest that everybody stop being so hard on him. Not Jordan. Esquinas. Just because a man cannot fly through the air and dunk a basketball does not automatically make him the bad guy, any more than it makes him wrong.
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June 14, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
As one of the few who apparently waited long enough to actually read the book by Richard Esquinas about Michael Jordan's gambling before reacting to it, my first reaction is to suggest that everybody stop being so hard on him. Not Jordan. Esquinas. Just because a man cannot fly through the air and dunk a basketball does not automatically make him the bad guy, any more than it makes him wrong.
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June 5, 1993 | From Associated Press
Michael Jordan ended his nine-day silence Friday to say that the amount of money a San Diego businessman claims he won from Jordan in golf bets was "substantially less than the preposterous amounts that have been reported." Jordan released a statement through his agent about a new book by Richard Esquinas of San Diego that claims Jordan lost $1.25 million in golf bets to Esquinas.
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June 5, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan engaged in dozens of golfing bets involving thousands of dollars that changed hands between him and several San Diego businessmen over a four-year period, two of the businessmen said Friday. Freddie Sarno, 31, a La Jolla manufacturer of men's golfing apparel, said that he and the Chicago Bulls' star golfed together on numerous occasions between 1989 and 1992 and always played for money, usually in the $300 to $400 range.
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July 19, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lawrence Taylor said Sunday that the $150,000 he is said to have lost gambling to Michael Jordan is "a stupid number." Sources said the amount was more in the $2,000 range. "I gamble, but money comes harder to me than it does to Michael," the New York Giants' linebacker said as he reported to the team's training camp at Madison, N.J.
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June 4, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Chicago Bull superstar Michael Jordan and a former San Diego sports executive wagered large amounts of money at golf courses anywhere in California, as a new book claims, both are subject to arrest and prosecution under the state penal code, law enforcement experts said Thursday. Sgt.
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June 4, 1993 | MARK HEISLER and GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the Michael Jordan watch, it was another day, another controversy, more stonewalling. Jordan, alleged to have lost golf bets totaling $1.252 million to San Diego businessman Richard Esquinas, was sighted driving into the Bulls' practice facility at Deerfield, Ill., Thursday at a high rate of speed.
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August 14, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The mystery surrounding the bizarre disappearance of the father of Chicago Bulls basketball superstar Michael Jordan was partially solved Friday when a body that had been found floating in a South Carolina creek on Aug. 3 was identified as that of James Jordan. Officials said that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the chest. Jordan, 57, had been missing for three weeks and it wasn't until Thursday that the matter became public.
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June 5, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan engaged in dozens of golfing bets involving thousands of dollars that changed hands between him and several San Diego businessmen over a four-year period, two of the businessmen said Friday. Freddie Sarno, 31, a La Jolla manufacturer of men's golfing apparel, said that he and the Chicago Bulls' star golfed together on numerous occasions between 1989 and 1992 and always played for money, usually in the $300 to $400 range.
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June 5, 1993 | From Associated Press
Michael Jordan ended his nine-day silence Friday to say that the amount of money a San Diego businessman claims he won from Jordan in golf bets was "substantially less than the preposterous amounts that have been reported." Jordan released a statement through his agent about a new book by Richard Esquinas of San Diego that claims Jordan lost $1.25 million in golf bets to Esquinas.
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June 4, 1993 | MARK HEISLER and GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the Michael Jordan watch, it was another day, another controversy, more stonewalling. Jordan, alleged to have lost golf bets totaling $1.252 million to San Diego businessman Richard Esquinas, was sighted driving into the Bulls' practice facility at Deerfield, Ill., Thursday at a high rate of speed.
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June 4, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Chicago Bull superstar Michael Jordan and a former San Diego sports executive wagered large amounts of money at golf courses anywhere in California, as a new book claims, both are subject to arrest and prosecution under the state penal code, law enforcement experts said Thursday. Sgt.
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June 3, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NBA superstar Michael Jordan owed a San Diego businessman as much as $1.252 million in golf gambling losses before eventually agreeing to a negotiated settlement of $300,000, according to a soon-to-be-released book obtained Wednesday by The Times. Richard Esquinas, 38, former general manager of the San Diego Sports Arena, claims in his book, "Michael & Me: Our Gambling Addiction . . . My Cry For Help!"
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July 10, 1991 | JOHN GEIS
The Sockers, Gulls and Sports Arena management are working on a deal that will provide office space at the arena for both teams. Only the Sockers now have offices at there. Upon their arrival last summer, the Gulls agreed to accommodate former Sockers owner Ron Fowler and put their front office across the street. "The Gulls want some identity with the building," said Richard Esquinas, arena operator. "The Sockers are going to have to give up some of their space."
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