Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes

52 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quotes:

"You can't win unless you learn how to lose."
"I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home."
"The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done."
"A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group."
"As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people."
"As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit."
"Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted."
"Center is a very tough position to play."
"Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals."
"Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak."
"Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody."
"I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA."
"I hope to be involved in a successful movie script."
"I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz."
"I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way."
"I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream."
"I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo."
"I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me."
"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."
"I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice."

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