Young people want you to be real with them.

- Magic Johnson

My father was a great example of a strong and good man and Christian man, and my mother taught all my six sisters how to be young ladies and mothers and how to take care of your family. And so I think they were - they still are - great examples for all of us to their kids and to the world, too.

- Magic Johnson

You can't get AIDS from a hug or a handshake or a meal with a friend.

- Magic Johnson

I met wonderful people playing in the NBA. Whether it is the officials, the scorekeepers, all the people who work for the NBA, not just for the Lakers, but I'm talking about just for the league itself.

- Magic Johnson

Magic is who I am on the basketball court. Earvin is who I am.

- 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

I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.

- Magic Johnson

I tell you, it's funny because the only time I think about HIV is when I have to take my medicine twice a day.

- Magic Johnson

The audience likes their emotions to be touched. They want to laugh and cry and feel good.

- Magic Johnson

When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.

- Magic Johnson