Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes

52 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quotes:

"I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify."
"I'm not going to disappear."
"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."
"When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories."
"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."
"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."
"I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American."
"I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan."
"I wanted to play baseball!"
"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."
"Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary."
"Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team."
"My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics."
"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."
"When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden."
"When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly."
"I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available."
"I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals."
"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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