Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Jr., born on August 14, 1959, in Michigan, is a retired professional basketball player. As a kid, he had a passion for basketball and would start practicing as early as 7:30 a.m. He earned his world famous nickname ‘Magic’ at Everett High School after a sportswriter witnessed him compile 16 assists, 16 rebounds, and 36 points in a single game. Magic Johnson quotes will help you to stay motivated in your life. EliteColumn brings you a handful of Magic Johnson quotes.

15 Motivational Magic Johnson Quotes

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“If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I’m going to show everybody, I’m going to work hard to get better and better.” – Magic Johnson

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“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

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“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.” – Magic Johnson

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“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

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“I’m at peace with myself. The main thing is not letting people dictate what I do or what I am.” – Magic Johnson

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“I’ve always been a leader my whole life. I’ve always led. I didn’t know how to do anything else.” – Magic Johnson

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“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

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“All students should have the opportunity to receive their high school diplomas and be fully prepared for college or the workplace.” – Magic Johnson

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“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

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“God blessed me with two unbelievable parents, and I am just like both of them. I have the smile and charisma of my mother and the big heart of my mom, because she wants to save the world and help the world, so I am just like her.” – Magic Johnson

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“I guess when people ask what is the biggest transition to the NBA from college, it is definitely defense and the mental part.” – Magic Johnson

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“The audience likes their emotions to be touched. They want to laugh and cry and feel good.” – Magic Johnson

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“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

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“The first year was hard for me to deal with. The second year was a little bit easier, but still difficult. It took me five years to get it out of me. It was a difficult moment, a difficult time.” – Magic Johnson

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“If you’re a competitive person, that stays with you. You don’t stop. You always look over your shoulder.” – Magic Johnson

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