Quotes by: Magic Johnson

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Magic Johnson
Johnson in 2007
Personal information
Born (1959-08-14) August 14, 1959 (age 57)
Lansing, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)[1]
Career information
High school Everett (Lansing, Michigan)
College Michigan State (1977–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1979–1991, 1996
Position Point guard
Number 32
Career history
As player:
1979–1991,
1996
Los Angeles Lakers
As coach:
1994 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
As a player 5× NBA champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988) 3× NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987) 3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1987, 1989, 1990) 12× NBA All-Star (1980, 1982–1992) 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1990, 1992) 9× All-NBA First Team (1983–1991) All-NBA Second Team (1982) NBA All-Rookie First Team (1980) 4× NBA assists leader (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987) 2× NBA steals leader (1981, 1982) J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1992) NBA Playoffs all-time assists leader NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team No. 32 retired by Los Angeles Lakers NCAA champion (1979) NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1979) Consensus first-team All-American (1979) Second-team All-American – NABC (1978) Third-team All-American – AP, UPI (1978) No. 33 retired by Michigan State As an executive 2016 WNBA Champion (part owner of the Los Angeles Sparks)
Career statistics
Points 17,707 (19.5 ppg)
Rebounds 6,559 (7.2 rpg)
Assists 10,141 (11.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Magic is crazy. He is that crazy wild guy on the basketball court that is very intense and very serious. He is the guy who lives and eats and breathes basketball. Magic is a guy who would stand for nothing but winning and really prepared himself as well as he prepared his team. Earvin is the complete opposite.
Magic Johnson
I'm the one who started redevelopment in South Los Angeles, not Jan Perry. I did it. I love Jan. She's a good person, and she did a wonderful job with what she did downtown, but in L.A., South L.A., I'm the one.
Magic Johnson
If you're a competitive person, that stays with you. You don't stop. You always look over your shoulder.
Magic Johnson
I've always been a leader my whole life. I've always led. I didn't know how to do anything else.
Magic Johnson
I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle, so I hope that an NBA team comes back to this great city, this great sports city.
Magic Johnson
As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time.
Magic Johnson
Magic is crazy. He is that crazy wild guy on the basketball court that is very intense and very serious. He is the guy who lives and eats and breathes basketball.
Magic Johnson
My dad worked two jobs his whole life, and so I told him he's the reason I have 20 jobs.
Magic Johnson
The real story is that I had unprotected sex. That's that. That's easy.
Magic Johnson
My father is my idol, so I always did everything like him. He used to work two jobs and still come home happy every night.
Magic Johnson
You know I was a shy guy and people didn't know that and still don't know it today. I'm sure basketball brought my shyness out because of the fact that you have to do interviews, and that people are always talking to you in terms of the fans and everything.
Magic Johnson
Research your idea. See if there's a demand. A lot of people have great ideas, but they don't know if there's a need for it. You also have to research your competition.
Magic Johnson
When you think about the NASCAR brand, it resonates everywhere. They have the No. 1 sports brand.
Magic Johnson
I tell people to look at me and understand that everybody first told me that I couldn't be a 6-foot, 9-inch point guard, and I proved them wrong. Then they told me I couldn't be a businessman and make money in urban America, and I proved them wrong. And they thought I couldn't win all these championships, and I proved them wrong there as well.
Magic Johnson
I like to take walks in the park by myself, where no one can bother me and I can think.
Magic Johnson
I often tell people when you make a mistake, you not only hurt yourself, but you hurt the ones that love you.
Magic Johnson
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
Magic Johnson
For a long time, I'd work until 10 or 11. When I work, I'm on. I'm 'Magic.' I love it, but it takes a lot out of me.
Magic Johnson
I think that there are always goals for me to try to achieve, and I'm going to work toward those goals.
Magic Johnson
I don't care who is attacking my son. I still support him; I still love him.
Magic Johnson
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