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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes and Sayings

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You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Related topics: Sports

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

When the line started to blur between the fans and the players,
sometimes things can get ugly.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

When we went up against teams that were better,
I just hoped that we could steal the victories.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think black Americans expect too much from individual
black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop.
My biggest resource is my mind.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I hope to be involved in a successful movie script.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I wanted to play baseball!
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams,
but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The transition was difficult.
It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and
that has been very rewarding.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

I'm not going to disappear.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The game has basically not changed since I ended my career.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You can't win if you don't play as a unit.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I saw Islam as the correct way to live,
and I chose to try to live that way.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

Your mind is what makes everything else work.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Center is a very tough position to play.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

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

A team will always appreciate a great individual if
he's willing to sacrifice for the group.
- 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.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My choosing Islam was not a political statement;
it was a spiritual statement.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

Fundamental preparation is always effective.
Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive
that you could say about black people.
That's a terrible burden.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team,
but one man cannot make a team.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

I didn't really seek attention.
I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think that the good and the great are only separated
by the willingness to sacrifice.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete
examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how
to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I listen to jazz mainly.
Mainstream jazz.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Great players are willing to give up their own personal
achievement for the achievement of the group.
It enhances everybody.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen


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