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#1. I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#2. The rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics endured for about eight years, and the interest grew each year. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#3. I was latching on to something that was part of my heritage, because many of the slaves who were brought here were Moslems. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#4. If ISIS represents Islam, then the KKK represents Christianity - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#5. I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#6. Center is a very tough position to play. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#7. When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#8. Music is really something that makes people whole. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#9. I had a moment like that with Wilt (Chamberlain). He knocked me out of bounds, I came back and faked him, came across the middle and dunked on him. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#10. If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#11. Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don't relate to. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#12. My biggest accomplishment has been making a transition from athlete to author. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#13. As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#14. On the best tactic when playing alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar- Just give him the ball. - Author: Magic Johnson
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#15. OK, I'll put it like this: I doubt if we will see another All-American basketball athlete who is a Rhodes Scholar. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#16. I needed to go to class; I needed to go to practice; I needed to have a life away from basketball. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#17. Today's youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn't take that attitude forward with them. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#18. 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. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#19. Each story, novel, poem and play presents a vision of the world that illuminates the dark cave of life we stumble through. We can see better where we're going, what sudden drop to avoid, where the cool water is running. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#20. The transition was difficult. It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and that has been very rewarding. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#21. What I have is P.H. positive chronic myeloid leukemia, which is an aberration in your white blood cells. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#22. When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#23. My health is fine. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#24. Initially when I stopped playing, I had accumulated some burnout. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#25. I've had enough success for two lifetimes, My success is talent put together with hard work and luck. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#26. If there is moral insanity," he said in a conspiratorial whisper, "then there may be the reverse, immoral sanity, if you will, that comes upon one suddenly, like a fever. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#27. I've never been a person to share my private life, but I can help save lives. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#28. In a typical history book, black Americans are mentioned in the context of slavery or civil rights. There's so much more to the story. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#29. I want people to understand that I intend to continue living and doing all the things that I love to do up until the end. And the end is by no means rushing up on me. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#30. Either because I was an athlete or because I was black - probably both - there seemed to be a clear assumption that I wouldn't be up to the work. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#31. I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#32. Reporters used to ask me the same inane questions year-in and year-out, city-to-city, and it would drive me crazy. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#33. Yoga is somewhat hard to quantify in terms of benefits because you see them in all the injuries you don't get. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#34. I've had a desire to coach for years. This was something I felt I should do. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#35. Your best athletes might give basketball a try just when they think, geez, this might be something that pays off for me in the end. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#36. In the Western standards of modesty, there are different guidelines. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#37. After practice, I would have to go back to the dorm and take a nap. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#38. 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. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#39. What I learned in my time isn't necessarily being taught now, and I'd like to help impart that knowledge to a new generation of players. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#40. 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. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#41. I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#42. He had breath in him once," he declared. "He is to be treated with respect, no matter the cost." "Now is not the time for empty ritual," Holmes thundered. "Now is precisely the time!" Douglas thundered back. "When we ourselves are empty, it is the ritual that turns us human again. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#43. I have always thought that writers come with any variety of attributes. Some are capable and some aren't. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#44. I think Kwame will be an asset to the Lakers. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#45. One man cannot make a team. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#46. You got guys now declaring they're ready to play pro ball in their second or third year of high school. It's crazy! They're missing so much. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#47. Your mind is what makes everything else work. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#48. My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#49. Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against. - Author: Bill Walton
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#50. I'm not going to emphasize the sky-hook as much as work with the specific skills of the guys. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#51. Pride goeth before destruction," he quoted, "and a haughty spirit before a fall. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#52. I hope to be involved in a successful movie script. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#53. People still cheat on their wives, that hasn't fallen out of fashion. We all speak of it badly, but it has not fallen out of fashion. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#54. Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#55. I'm not going to disappear. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#56. I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#57. You cant win unless you learn how to lose. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#58. 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. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#59. Few players have cast a spell across the game like Yao Ming, before or since. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#60. I'm not exaggerating when I say that the 761st was Patton's best tank unit and nobody knew about it. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#61. A lot of young players don't really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#62. The constant expansion has diluted the talent. Other than that, it's still the same game. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#63. I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#64. Alexander Hamilton realized that warfare was part and parcel of human nature, and it's something we had to prepare for. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#65. LeBron James can get a shot off under any and all circumstances and he makes them. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#66. When the doctor told me I had cancer, I was scared. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#67. A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#68. Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#69. This is what I would have done if I had to have a real job: I would have been a history teacher. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#70. Cancer is a scary thing and you have to deal with it seriously. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#71. Justice should be blind especially color-blind and able to fairly deal with the very real need for honest law enforcement. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#72. I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#73. I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#74. I think a lot of people, if they get the opportunity to do some acting, they think, 'I might be a star.' - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#75. The disconnect lasted too long. I think people got the idea I was sullen and couldn't communicate, which wasn't true. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#76. Kobe's an incredibly talented athlete, and there are many more like him among today's players. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#77. I think the greatest player I've ever played against was Magic Johnson. Next, was Larry Bird. Then, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. - Author: John Salley
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#78. My biggest resource is my mind. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#79. I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#80. 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. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#81. When a rap song glorifies violence, death and sadness and loss is inflicted because of the violence. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#82. I wanted to play baseball! - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#83. My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#84. One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#85. When you're a coach you've got to go up the ladder, you've got to be ready to travel. That's the nature of coaching - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#86. There are rap groups that have a positive outlook in their art. These groups should be shown as an alternative to gangsta rap. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#87. I want to do as little as possible when I finish playing ball - just spend a lot more time with my family. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#88. Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they are executed. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#89. I feel like I've always been a full-time historian, but nobody knows it. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#90. Yoga is just good for you. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#91. A lot of players think the game is all about individual performances when it's really all about a team game. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#93. I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That's not normal, even for my age. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#94. 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. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#95. The first time I shot the hook, I was in fourth grade, and I was about five feet eight inches tall. I put the ball up and felt totally at ease with the shot. I was completely confident it would go in. I've been shooting it ever since. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#96. 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. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#97. You're never really cancer-free and I should have known that. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#98. The Lakers fans have been great, even folks in the supermarket are welcoming me back! - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#99. I always thought I could do a good job coaching, but the opportunities have not presented themselves. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#100. More whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism, - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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