QuoteItUp on Facebook

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quotes

I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.

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.

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.

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

Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.

I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American.

Islam is about finding your own space.

My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement.

Yoga is just good for you.

High school dropouts are forfeiting their opportunity to pursue the American Dream.

I pitched and I played the outfield.

I rooted for the Dodgers when they were in Brooklyn.

I think a lot of people, if they get the opportunity to do some acting, they think, 'I might be a star.'

I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.

I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals.

I wanted to play baseball!

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

Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.

Reporters used to ask me the same inane questions year-in and year-out, city-to-city, and it would drive me crazy.

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