Quotes by: Kareem Abdul Jabbar
The word 'leukemia' is a very frightening word. In many instances, it's a killer and it's something that you have to deal with in a very serious and determined way if you're going to beat it.
When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories.
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.
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.
I think a lot of people, if they get the opportunity to do some acting, they think, 'I might be a star.'
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.
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden.
I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.