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" Center is a very tough position to play. "
" My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay. "
" 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 team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group. "
" I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home. "
" Your mind is what makes everything else work. "
" 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. "
" When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories. "
" There are a lot of authors in the world, so it's difficult to find a unique niche to present your take on things. That is always a challenge for any author. "
" OK, I'll put it like this: I doubt if we will see another All-American basketball athlete who is a Rhodes Scholar. "
" I'm not exaggerating when I say that the 761st was Patton's best tank unit and nobody knew about it. "
" I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American. "
" I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam. "
" 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. "
" You can't win if you don't play as a unit. "
" I totally alienated some reporters as I retreated. "
" 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. "
" My health is fine. "
" My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement. "
" Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. "
" I feel like I've always been a full-time historian, but nobody knows it. "
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" I've always tried to stay out of the fray and not be an object of controversy. "
" I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream. "
" 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. "
" I rooted for the Dodgers when they were in Brooklyn. "
" As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people. "
" LeBron James can get a shot off under any and all circumstances and he makes them. "
" I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success. "
" The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done. "
" I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me. "
" 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. "