Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1947 -

A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on luck, success, talent, and work

I've had enough success for two lifetimes. My success is talent put together with hard work and luck.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

Source: Star, May 1986.

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on play

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You can't win if you don't play as a unit.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

Source: Star, May 1986.

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on confidence and time

The first time I shot the hook, I was in fourth grade, and I was about five feet eight inches tall. I put the ball up and felt totally at ease with the shot. I was completely confident it would go in and I've been shooting it ever since.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

Source: Star, May 1986.

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on justice

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It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

Source: Star, May 1986.

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on birth, cinema, and motherhood

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.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

Source: Jet, May 1984.

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on body, emotion, play, and soul

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.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on justice, losing, time, and winning

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.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

Source: Star, May 1986.

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on mind

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I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on baseball, courage, day, heroism, and life

All the courage and competitiveness of Jackie Robinson affects me to this day. If I patterned my life after anyone it was him, not because he was the first black baseball player in the majors but because he was a hero.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

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A Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on mind and work

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Your mind is what makes everything else work.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 -)

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