That's what he says at the end of this clip...it was a toss up between joining Journey or this new band that some guy named Chick Corea was putting together called "Return To Forever".
He chose wisely.
Can you imagine Journey with Lenny White? Whoa.
All of Lenny's records under his own name are awesome bass records, by the way. They feature Marcus Miller and/or Victor Bailey on bass and other heavys like Brecker, Chaka Kahn and Scofield.
Check out Lenny and Marcus laying down a groovus ridiculoso with Chaka on Lenny's "Present Tense" album.