Fabulous James: James Goldstein Talks Style, Romance, and Taking Chances

"I don't have insecurity problems," says James Goldstein, the millionaire and NBA courtside staple who recently announced he would donate his house to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In an exclusive video by filmmaker Ivan Olita, made as part of a trilogy about Los Angeles, Goldstein offers a narrated tour of his home.

Released on 3/24/2016

Credits

Starring: James Goldstein

Transcript

00:01
[James] People constantly refer to me as the Mystery Man.
00:06
Magazines and blogs write about me
00:12
and always call me
00:14
The Mysterious James Goldstein.
00:17
I don't really think that I'm so mysterious.
00:20
I like my actions to speak for themselves
00:25
but I think that people in general
00:28
are afraid to be different.
00:30
They feel more secure
00:32
if they are like everybody else around them.
00:36
I'm not that way.
00:38
I don't have insecurity problems.
00:41
I'm willing to take chances
00:43
and I feel good about that.
00:46
(zen music)
00:58
I constantly strive to be somewhat unique
01:04
and to do things in a way that go beyond
01:08
what anyone else is doing.
01:11
So, the constant challenge that I create for myself
01:17
could be construed as being limiting or binding
01:22
but I don't look at it that way.
01:24
I welcome the challenge.
01:27
Many people play it safe in many ways including love.
01:32
I don't play it safe.
01:34
If something is very fulfilling,
01:38
that's all I'm looking for.
01:41
I'm not looking for happiness number one versus
01:45
happiness number two.
01:47
I don't rank happiness.
01:50
With women sometimes it's difficult to rank them also
01:54
because when it comes to women
01:56
there's an emotional attachment that goes with it
02:01
so that it's not a rational ranking so to speak
02:07
and it's something that just takes over
02:09
and I follow my emotions.
02:13
I'm not afraid of love at all.
02:15
I've welcome love.
02:18
I've been in love with several different women
02:22
over the course of my life
02:24
and I always was one step ahead of everybody else
02:30
but I still put some limitations on myself.
02:34
As the years went by,
02:36
I lost my fear for going to extreme
02:41
and realized that my life just keeps getting more and more
02:45
exciting as I grow older.
02:48
It's certainly the recognition for what I'm doing
02:51
has to give me some satisfaction
02:54
but it's not behind my motivation
02:57
and even though I don't have children to
03:01
maybe directly pass on my legacy to
03:04
I'm planning on donating my house to an important museum
03:11
with the idea that what I've created with this house
03:14
will be a positive influence on generations to come
03:18
so that even without the family unit
03:22
I will be able to leave a strong legacy.
03:29
(gentle mood music)