How has your life changed since you retired from the NBA?
My life is great after I got a handle on HIV. ... I own 100 Starbucks, 30 Burger Kings, 10 24-Hour Fitness Clubs and I've been able to raise almost $1 billion for 16 mixed-use retail and condo projects. I employ 20,000 people and by the end of the year I'll probably have 40,000.
What's must-see TV for you?
I'm not a big TV watcher. But I love to watch [NBC's] "Law and Order." I also like to keep up with the news, so I watch CNN and MSNBC.
What electronic device can't you live without?
My cellphone for as much as I travel and for business. I only cut it off when I'm at dinner or on a date or on vacation with [wife] Cookie.
What's your favorite new toy?
My plane-a Gulfstream.
What's your favorite vehicle to drive?
I only have one. It's the Lincoln Navigator. I have a limo, but I don't drive it all the time. I'm not into trying to buy a lot of vehicles. I'm into buying a lot of businesses.
How did you hook up with Lincoln?
Chuck Morrison at UniWorld-him and I go way back to our Cola-Cola [commercial] days. ... I have more than 225 students on scholarships and Lincoln Mercury helps send these kids to college.
Who do you like to win the NBA Championship this year?
That's easy-Detroit. They got it all. They got defense, offense and they have really shown the basketball world how to play like a team. If the NBA wants to promote basketball on TV, it should promote teamwork.