Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr)
At premier of On the Shoulders of Giants (17 February 2011)
Born: 16 April 1947, New York City
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- A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group. permalink
- As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people. permalink
- As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit. permalink
- Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted. permalink
- Center is a very tough position to play. permalink
- Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. permalink
- Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak. permalink
- Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. permalink
- I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind. permalink
- I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home. permalink
- I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA. permalink
- I feel that there has been progress made since I was a boy on matters of race, but we have a long way to go. permalink
- I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American. permalink
- I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available. permalink
- I hope to be involved in a successful movie script. permalink
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