Quotes by Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Quotes by Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He is often regarded as the greatest point guard of all time. Johnson played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, leading the team to five NBA championships during their Showtime era.

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There's winning and there's losing - and in life both will happen. What is never acceptable to me is quitting.
I enjoy being the messenger for God in terms of letting people know about HIV and AIDS.
I grew up a Detroit Tigers fan, and now to be an owner of the Dodgers is amazing.

Quotes about Magic Johnson

Jerry West really helped a lot, and so did players like Magic Johnson. That's why, at the end of my career, I wanted to finish my career with the Lakers.
Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.

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I think it's just God disguised as Michael Jordan.
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
I've been around a while. I kinda know these things.
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got.
There's no debate. Pau, when he retires, he will have his number in the rafters next to mine.
I have season tickets to the Lakers and the Clippers.
Now LA has a God and a King!
Zlatan welcomes @KingJames
Sacramento, I won't stay. But I'll be sure to come back when the Lakers beat the Kings in May.
I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.
Michael Jordan - June 2020
We went from a shitty team to one of the all-time best dynasties. All you needed was one little match to start that whole fire.
Tex Winter: "Are your shoes okay? I don't want you sliding all over the damn place out there."
Michael Jordan: "I'mma slide a ring on your hand tonight, Tex. That's all you need to know."
To build a friendship takes so much time and so many years. To ruin it, just seconds.
The game of basketball brings people together. It really doesn't matter where you are coming from. It's a game all of us love.
Throughout my professional basketball career, I have always voiced my patriotism for my native land.
You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
I hate to say it's not a Laker but Michael Jordan. He's been the greatest player I've ever seen. And I'm probably a harsh judge of talent in the sense that I admire players that are really good defensive players and really good offensive players.
You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I'm definitely ruthless and selfish.
And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up!
Alfred in Batman - Begins
AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
I've taken my boys to the house I grew up in. Taken them to the site of Ebbets Field, where the Dodgers used to play. They go to all the Dodger games, and they play Little League ball.
By 1968, I had lived 10 years in Michigan. Gradually, I had come to love watching Detroit's baseball club in its small, beautiful, antiquated Tiger Stadium - a baseball park as fine as Fenway Park or Wrigley Field, though it never got the adulatory press.
Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp
Walked into a restaurant yesterday and guy comes up and says: "Aren't you Rik Smits?"
Not quite but I appreciated his hoops knowledge…
Dirk Nowitzki - December 2023
You guys are better people than players - that means a lot!
Gordon Herbert - September 2023, about Germany winning the World Cup
It's a great run, we'd had a wonderful time. Good Team. Time to go.
Basketball isn't just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed.
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
I love the Philippines. But they need better beer!
Gordon Herbert - September 2023, about Germany winning the World Cup
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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