Today’s youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn’t take that attitude forward with them.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Attitude Quote

The ’80s made up for all the abuse I took during the ’70s. I outlived all my critics. By the time I retired everybody saw me as a venerable institution. Things do change.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Change Quote

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 Movies Quote

My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Dad Quote

Jackie Robinson as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality he was exemplary.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Equality Quote

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 Nature Quote

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Teacher Quote

I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That’s not normal even for my age.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Age Quote

I want to do as little as possible when I finish playing ball – just spend a lot more time with my family.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Family Quote

I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Great Quote