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Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Basketball Player)

When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. That's when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, they were taken seriously as artists, musicians, writers, athletes, and as political thinkers.
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You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
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A lot of young players don't really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork.
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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.
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The word 'leukemia' is a very frightening word. In many instances, it's a killer and it's something that you have to deal with in a very serious and determined way if you're going to beat it.
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Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.
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My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement.
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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.
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I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.
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A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group.
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I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
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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.
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I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
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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.
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Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents' garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they're also practicing math.
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One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
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The type of leukemia that I am dealing with is treatable. So if I do what my doctors tell me to do - get my blood checked regularly, take my meds and consult with my doctor and follow any additional instructions he might make - I will be able to maintain my good health and live my life with a minimum of disruptions to my lifestyle.
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I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
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If not shown appreciation, it gets to you.
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As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people.
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A lot of players think the game is all about individual performances when it's really all about a team game.
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Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak.
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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.
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Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
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I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.
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When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. Thats when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, they were taken seriously as artists, musicians, writers, athletes, and as political thinkers.
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