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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quotes

After practice, I would have to go back to the dorm and take a nap.

I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success.

I have always thought that writers come with any variety of attributes. Some are capable and some aren't.

I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me.

I've never been a person to share my private life, but I can help save lives.

If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now.

Music is really something that makes people whole.

When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly.

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.

The '80s made up for all the abuse I took during the '70s. I outlived all my critics. By the time I retired, everybody saw me as a venerable institution. Things do change.

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.

If not shown appreciation, it gets to you.

The transition was difficult. It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and that has been very rewarding.

Cancer is a scary thing and you have to deal with it seriously.

I'm not exaggerating when I say that the 761st was Patton's best tank unit and nobody knew about it.

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

The game has basically not changed since I ended my career.

The type of leukemia that I am dealing with is treatable. So if I do what my doctors tell me to do - get my blood checked regularly, take my meds and consult with my doctor and follow any additional instructions he might make - I will be able to maintain my good health and live my life with a minimum of disruptions to my lifestyle.

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

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