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Kareem Abdul Jabbar
April 16, 1947 -
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete
      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis 'Lew' Alcindor;) is an American retired basketball player, coach, actor and author. During his 20-year professional career in the NBA, from 1969 to 1989, he scored the highest points total of any player in league history (38,387), in addition to winning a record six Most Valuable Player Awards and six NBA championships.
      He was known for his "skyhook" shot, which was famously difficult to block because it put his 7'2" body between the basket and the ball.

As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit.


When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden.


When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly.


My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics.


The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done.


I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.


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.


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.


I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.


I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American.


I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.


When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories.


A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group.


I wanted to play baseball!


Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.


I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me.


I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.


I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.


The transition was difficult. It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and that has been very rewarding.


Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak.


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