Quotes by: Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Reporters used to ask me the same inane questions year-in and year-out, city-to-city, and it would drive me crazy.
Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.
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.
When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly.
I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That's not normal, even for my age.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
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.
Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.
You got guys now declaring they're ready to play pro ball in their second or third year of high school. It's crazy! They're missing so much.
I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.
In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road.
Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
Today's youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn't take that attitude forward with them.
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.