Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes


52 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quotes:



"If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things happen. What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals."
"I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan."
"My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics."
"I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind."
"I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available."
"The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done."
"I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify."
"I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American."
"I wanted to play baseball!"
"When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly."
"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."
"You can't win if you don't play as a unit."
"A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group."
"I hope to be involved in a successful movie script."
"I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream."
"I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice."
"When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories."
"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."
"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."



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