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All Quotes by author - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
" After practice, I would have to go back to the dorm and take a nap. "
" A lot of players think the game is all about individual performances when it's really all about a team game. "
" 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. "
" As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people. "
" 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. "
" Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted. "
" Cancer is a scary thing and you have to deal with it seriously. "
" Center is a very tough position to play. "
" Even when there are adverse circumstances, I try to do my job. And I usually do. "
" Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. "
" Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak. "
" Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. "
" High school dropouts are forfeiting their opportunity to pursue the American Dream. "
" I always thought I could do a good job coaching, but the opportunities have not presented themselves. "
" I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success. "
" I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind. "
" I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century. "
" I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home. "
" I enjoy seeing new places. "
" I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA. "
" I feel like I've always been a full-time historian, but nobody knows it. "
I Feel Like
" 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. "
" I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American. "
" If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now. "
" If not shown appreciation, it gets to you. "
" I got all A's and was hated for it; I spoke correctly and was called a punk. "
" I have always thought that writers come with any variety of attributes. Some are capable and some aren't. "
" I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available. "
" I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father. "
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