Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes | Best Basketball Quotes

Below is a list of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes. Click »Open Image« to open an image with the quote and the author.

  • One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. »Open Image«
  • I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream. »Open Image«
  • The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done. »Open Image«
  • You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. »Open Image«
  • As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people. »Open Image«
  • I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice. »Open Image«
  • Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody
  • It’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes
  • 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
  • Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • A team will always appreciate a great individual if he’s willing to sacrifice for the group.
  • Your mind is what makes everything else work.
  • I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.
  • You got guys now declaring they’re ready to play pro ball in their second or third year of high school. It’s crazy! They’re missing so much.
  • Music is really something that makes people whole.

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