Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You can't win if you don't play as a unit.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents' garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they're also practicing math.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I'm not going to disappear.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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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.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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The game has basically not changed since I ended my career.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Center is a very tough position to play.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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High school dropouts are forfeiting their opportunity to pursue the American Dream.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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The 3-point shot has created a situation in the game akin to 'Lotto' fever.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I want to do as little as possible when I finish playing ball - just spend a lot more time with my family.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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A lot of players think the game is all about individual performances when it's really all about a team game.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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You can't win unless you learn how to lose.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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What I have is P.H. positive chronic myeloid leukemia, which is an aberration in your white blood cells.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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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.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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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.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. That's when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, they were taken seriously as artists, musicians, writers, athletes, and as political thinkers.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I enjoy seeing new places.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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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.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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