TO ME. >>Jimmy: YOUR IDOL GROWING UP WAS MAGIC JOHNSON, A GUY YOU ADMIRED GREATLY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THEN YOU GET TO KNOW MAGIC AS AN OWNER OF THE TEAM. MAGIC SAID, AND SHAQUILLE O’NEAL WITH WHOM YOU’VE HAD AN UP AND DOWN RELATIONSHIP SAID, THAT YOU ARE THE GREATEST LAKER OF ALL-TIME. DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT? AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?>>WELL, I’LL NEVER DISAGREE WITH MY ELDERS. [ LAUGHTER ] NO, I’M KIDDING. KIDDING. I GREW UP WATCHING MAGIC. I’VE HAD, YOU KNOW — I’VE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM HIM. I CAN’T SIT HER AND BE LIKE, I’M THE GREATEST LAKER EVER. TO ME HE IS.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE THE GREATEST LAKER. >>TO KEEP IT REAL WITH YOU, I’VE STOLEN SO MUCH FROM HIM THAT MY GAME WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT HIM.>>Jimmy: I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS TODAY. YOUR NUMBERS, 8 AND 24, WHICH FIRST OF ALL — I WONDER, I KNOW IN BASKETBALL, NO SINGLE TEAM HAS EVER RETIRED TWO NUMBERS. BUT I WONDER IF IT’S HAPPENED IN ANY SPORT AT ALL. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA?>>I HAVE NO IDEA. >>Jimmy: I DON’T THINK IT HAS. I LOOKED IT UP AND TRIED TO FIGURE IT OUT. IT ALSO ADDS UP TO MAGIC’S NUMBER, 32, IS THAT A COINCIDENCE?>>WOW. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: WELL, I THINK PROBABLY IT IS BASED ON YOUR REACTION. THIS IS THE FIRST YOU’RE HEARING IT. >>I’M JUST MARVELING AT THE DEPTH. OF THE OBSERVATION. >>Jimmy: RIGHT, SEE, ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT ME IS I CAN ADD. [ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>WHO KNEW?>>Jimmy: I DIDN’T KNOW. >>CONGRATULATIONS. >>Jimmy: IT JUST POPPED IN MY HEAD. DO YOU HAVE FRIENDS? DO YOU HAVE LIKE GUYS YOU HANG OUT WITH?>>DO I HAVE FRIENDS? NO, I HAVE NO FRIENDS AT ALL.>>Jimmy: IS THAT TRUE?>>NO, ZERO. I HATE PEOPLE. >>Jimmy: IS MICHAEL JORDAN A FRIEND OF YOURS?>>HE’S A GOOD MENTOR, LIKE A BIG BROTHER. >>HE IS, OKAY. HOW REGULARLY WILL YOU SPEAK TO MICHAEL SNRCHGTS I DON’T KNOW, EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. >>Jimmy: EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. WILL SMITH WAS HERE A FEW WEEKS AGO. HE WAS TALKING ABOUT MICHAEL, HOW HE CONSTANTLY WANTS TO COMPETE WHEN IT COMES TO EVERYTHING. >>ALL THE TIME. >>Jimmy: LITERALLY EVERYTHING. DOES HE DO THAT WITH YOU?>>YEAH. >>Jimmy: HE DOES. >>HE TRIES, YEAH. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: WHAT THINGS DOES HE TRY TO COMPETE WITH YOU?>>I DON’T KNOW. THE LAST TIME WE HAD DINNER, HE WAS TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, MY YEAR IN 1991 VERSUS YOUR PEAK YEAR, I WOULD HAVE KICKED YOUR ASS. I SAID, MIKE, COME ON NOW, PLEASE. ENJOY THE SALAD. [ LAUGHTER ] WE BOTH KNOW THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. >>Jimmy: WHEN YOU AND MICHAEL WENT TO DINNER WHO PICKED UP THE CHECK AT THE END?>>HE DOES, BIG BROTHER. BIG BROTHER ALWAYS PICKS IT UP. >>Jimmy: IS THAT HOW IT WORKS?>>THAT’S HOW IT WORKS. >>Jimmy: COMPANY YOU TALK TO ANY OF THE YOUNG GUYS ON THE LEAGUE? DO YOU FOLLOW THEM?>>I FOLLOW THEM, ROB IS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND, HE AND I TALK ALL THE TIME. I FOLLOW THE YOUNG GUYS.>>Jimmy: DO YOU EVER PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL ANY OF THOSE GUYS?>>KUZMA I’LL SPEAK TO EVERY NOW AND THEN. THEY’VE GOT A BRIGHT FUTURE. YOU’VE GOT TO BE PATIENT. LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS BREAK THE TEAM UP, THEN FOUR, FIVE YEARS FROM NOW LOOK BACK AND SEE HOW GREAT THEY ARE SOMEPLACE ELSE. >>Jimmy: LAKERS FANS TEND TO BE IMPATIENT BECAUSE WE’RE USED TO HAVING GREAT PLAYERS LIKE YOU, SHALK, MAGIC, KAREEM, ALL THESE GUYS, ONE AFTER THE OTHER, DEN WE CAN’T UNDERSTAND IT WHEN THEY’RE SUDDENLY LOW. >>WE DIDN’T COME OUT WINNING CHAMPIONSHIPS. WE WERE HORRIBLE. WE WERE GETTING SWEPT BY THE JAZZ, SWEPT BY THE SPURS, WE STUNK. >>Jimmy: DO YOU TELL THAT TO THE PLAYERS WHEN YOU GO INTO THE LOCKER ROOM?>>I DO, I TELL THEM IT’S A