Shaquille O’Neal opened up about the advice he got from Magic Johnson when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.
O’Neal credited Johnson as one of the biggest influences he had in terms of his business savvy.
“Where did I get my business acumen from. Magic Johnson when I first got to L.A. said, ‘Shaq, it’s okay to be famous and all that, but at some point, you want to start owning things.’ First thing I said was, ‘Okay, I want to own a clothing line,'” O’Neal said on a recent guest forum appearance for Black Entrepreneurs Day presented by Chase For Business.
O’Neal and Johnson are considered two of the best players in NBA history, but they are successful businessmen as well.