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" I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz. "
" 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 was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That's not normal, even for my age. "
" I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice. "
" I want people to understand that I intend to continue living and doing all the things that I love to do up until the end. And the end is by no means rushing up on 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. "
" 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. "
" After practice, I would have to go back to the dorm and take a nap. "
" As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit. "
" Reporters used to ask me the same inane questions year-in and year-out, city-to-city, and it would drive me crazy. "
" Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. "
" I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream. "
" I got all A's and was hated for it; I spoke correctly and was called a punk. "
" 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. "
" Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents' garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they're also practicing math. "
" I'm the baddest among the bad guys. "
" Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak. "
" Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary. "
" Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team. "
" I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan. "
" Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. "
" My biggest accomplishment has been making a transition from athlete to author. "
" I think I really benefited from going to college. "
" My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement. "
" I feel like I've always been a full-time historian, but nobody knows it. "
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" I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father. "
" Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted. "
" My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it. "
" 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 a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people. "
" The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done. "