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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quotes

I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.

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.

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

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

I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.

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.

Center is a very tough position to play.

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.

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

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.

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.

I got all A's and was hated for it; I spoke correctly and was called a punk.

Islam is about finding your own space.

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

OK, I'll put it like this: I doubt if we will see another All-American basketball athlete who is a Rhodes Scholar.

Today's youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn't take that attitude forward with them.

Yoga is just good for you.

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.

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