Facts about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a famous Athlete from USA, he/she is 72 years old and still alive, born April 16, 1947.

Our collection contains 42 quotes who is written / told by Kareem.

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Famous quotes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (42)


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"When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan"
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"I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice"
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"I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream"
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"Center is a very tough position to play"
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"You can't win if you don't play as a unit"
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"When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories"
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"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"
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"I'm not going to disappear"
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"I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz"
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"I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American"
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"A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group"
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"You can't win unless you learn how to lose"
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"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"
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"I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals"
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"I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo"
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"I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home"
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"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"
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"Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team"
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"I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA"
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"I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind"
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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"
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"I hope to be involved in a successful movie script"
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"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"
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"I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify"
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"Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak"
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"Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals"
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"As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit"
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"Your mind is what makes everything else work"
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"When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden"
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"I wanted to play baseball!"
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"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"
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"I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me"
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"I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way"
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"I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available"
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"Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody"
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"Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted"
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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"
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"The transition was difficult. It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and that has been very rewarding"
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"The game has basically not changed since I ended my career"


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