Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes


52 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quotes:



"I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me."
"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."
"The game has basically not changed since I ended my career."
"The transition was difficult. It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and that has been very rewarding."
"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."
"Hes not a raw kind of talent. Hes got some sophistication to his basketball game, and I think he will progress quickly."
Author: Abdul-Jabbar Quotes Category: Basketball Quotes Sophistication Quotes
"Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary."
"I've had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck."
"Your mind is what makes everything else work."
"It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road."
"I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home."
"Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted."
"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 think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo."
"I'm not going to disappear."
"Elgin's game was an incredible performance, also. I don't think there's any comparison. Elgin did it without three-point lines. His game was attacking the hoop and hitting jumpers inside 20 feet. Kobe's range is unreal, and he does it his way."
"You can't win unless you learn how to lose."
"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."
"Center is a very tough position to play."



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