But you continued your search, still trying to find some sense of real truth and purpose. Eventually you came across the New Testament, in which you found a literary piece that had a different impact on your life than the other great authors you had read.
That's right. I was searching for someone I could be like, that I could emulate in almost every way: their thought processes, how they treated other people, and so forth. As I would get into these different characters, whether from literature, sports, or people I knew, they would always fall short of my expectations somewhere along the line. When I finally came across the New Testament, I read it from front to back. I had never read the Bible before...
Read the remainder of Kevin Johnson's interview with Sports Spectrum in our March/April 1990 issue by clicking here.