Quotes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That's not normal, even for my age.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I want to do as little as possible when I finish playing ball - just spend a lot more time with my family.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I hope to be involved in a successful movie script.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar