Kareem Abdul Jabbar Quotes 2020

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Quotes 2020

50 Best Kareem Abdul Jabbar Quotes To Be Inspired

Kareem Abdul Jabbar was born on  April 16, 1947, in New York. His name as born was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. Kareem Abdul Jabbar former professional basketball player. He played 20 seasons in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers & Milwaukee Bucks. In his career playing as a central player record 6 time NBA Most Valuable Player, & 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member, 19-time NBA All-Star & 15-time All-NBA selection.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. NBA coach Pat Riley & players Julius Erving & Isiah Thomas called him the greatest basketball player of all time. In 1989, at the time of his retirement at age 42, Kareem Abdul Jabbar was the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored of 38,38. He also ranked 3rd all-time in both rebounds and blocked shots. ESPN voted him the greatest center of all-time in 2007. Next year they named him the greatest player in college basketball history & In 2016 they named him the 2nd best player in NBA history.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar has also been a basketball coach, an actor & an author. He selected by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador in 2012 & President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s net worth is $20 million dollars.

We at Lessons Learned In Life love to share the Kareem Abdul Jabbar Quotes of Motivation and Inspiration. We compile the Top Inspiring & empowering Kareem Abdul Jabbar Quotes for you to be inspired that will help in your life to boost your confidence.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Quotes


1.“I didn’t really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

2.“As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

3.“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

4.“A team will always appreciate a great individual if he’s willing to sacrifice for the group.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

5.“As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

6.“The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

7.“Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

8.“Black people don’t have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

9.“Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

10.“Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

11.“Center is a very tough position to play.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

12.“I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

13.“I hope to be involved in a successful movie script.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

14.“I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

15.“I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

16.“I’m not going to disappear.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

17.“I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

18.“I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

19.“I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

20.“I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

21.“I would suggest that teachers show their student’s concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

22.“I think someone should explain to the child that it’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

23.“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

24.“I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

25.“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

26.“Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

27.“The transition was difficult. It’s hard to stop something that you’ve enjoyed and that has been very rewarding.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

28.“I feel that there has been progressed made since I was a boy on matters of race, but we have a long way to go.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

29.“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

30.“When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

31.“I wanted to play baseball!” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

32.“I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

33.“The game has basically not changed since I ended my career.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

34.“When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

35.“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

36.“You can’t win if you don’t play as a unit.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

37.“I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

38.“I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

39.“It’s hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

40.“Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

41.“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

42.“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

43.“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

44.“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

45.“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

46.“I’ve had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

47.“I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

48.“I allowed him far too much space in my own head, … of these moves worked more than once.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

49.“Your mind is what makes everything else work.” — Kareem Abdul Jabbar

50.“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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