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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Originally known as Lew Alcindor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a powerhouse on the basketball court throughout high school, college and the pros. He was a dominant player, who learned the game under legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden. The Bruins were national champions all three years of his eligibility, losing only two games out of 90. After graduating with a degree in history, the Milwaukee Buc…

Date of Birth: April 16, 1947


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"You can't win unless you learn how to lose." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"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
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"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." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"I wanted to play baseball!" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"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." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"The game has basically not changed since I ended my career." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"The transition was difficult. It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and that has been very rewarding." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"I'm still my parent's child, I'm still me, but I made a choice. I evolved into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I think it has to do with evolution." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"I turned down an offer of Willis Reed and Walt Frazier for Kareem, because both those guys were in their 30s." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"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." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things happen. What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"I had a moment like that with Wilt (Chamberlain). He knocked me out of bounds, I came back and faked him, came across the middle and dunked on him." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"He’s not a raw kind of talent. He’s got some sophistication to his basketball game, and I think he will progress quickly." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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