Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes

I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics... view

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I'm not going to disappear... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I'm still my parent's child, I'm still me, but I made a choice. I evolved into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I think it has to do with evolution... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary... view

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My choosing Islam was not a political statement.. view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I wanted to play baseball!.. view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing... view

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I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice... view

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I think someone should explain to the child that it's OK to make mistakes. That's how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam... view

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I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay... view

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I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Your mind is what makes everything else work... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I hope to be involved in a successful movie script... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I feel that there has been progress made since I was a boy on matters of race, but we have a long way to go... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group... view

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As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Center is a very tough position to play... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak... view

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Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody... view

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I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You can't win unless you learn how to lose... view

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I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team... view

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I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You can't win if you don't play as a unit... view

By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar