SI: Do you think you can change?
O.J.: Where it matters. I've always believed that male athletes face mid-life crises twice in their lives. They face it when their careers end, and then of course when you normally would face it, which is in the mid-40's or 50. I don't know if I'm facing it yet. I don't feel like it.
Unfortunately, it's misfortune that leads you to look inside, to really take a hard look at yourself. I'm sure Magic sees things a lot differently now. Lyle obviously looked at himself. And they shared their insights with people, and that's the positive side of it. You have to go through a period of hard times, a negative, to be able to take a hard look at yourself and be honest.