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35 Inspirational Kareem Abdul Jabar Quotes On Success

Last Updated Nov 2023

35 Inspirational Kareem Abdul Jabar Quotes On Success

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American former professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. A member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two more as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP. In 1996, he was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. NBA coach Pat Riley and players Isiah Thomas and Julius Erving have called him the greatest basketball player of all time. May these Kareem Abdul Jabar Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “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 Jabar

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

3. “My biggest accomplishment has been making a transition from athlete to author.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

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

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

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

7. “You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

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

9. “Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they are executed.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

10. “I think someone should explain to the child that it’s okay to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

11. “Each story, novel, poem and play presents a vision of the world that illuminates the dark cave of life we stumble through. We can see better where we’re going, what sudden drop to avoid, where the cool water is running.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

12. “I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

13. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

14. “I want to do as little as possible when I finish playing ball – just spend a lot more time with my family.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

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

16. “Some stuff can be fixed, some stuff can’t be. Deciding which is which is part of maturing.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

17. “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 Jabar

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

19. “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 Jabar

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

21. “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 Jabar

22. “High school dropouts are forfeiting their opportunity to pursue the American Dream.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

23. “I think I really benefited from going to college.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

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

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

26. “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 Jabar

27. Yoga is just good for you.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

28. “You can’t win if you don’t play as a unit.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

29. “I don’t get a big charge out of being the leading scorer. The object of competing is winning. I just try to do what has to be done for us to win. That might be anything at the time – defense, rebounding, passing. I get great satisfaction out of being a team player.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

30. “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.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

31. “What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

32. “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.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

33. “Even when there are adverse circumstances, I try to do my job. And I usually do.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

34. “I want people to understand that I intend to continue living and doing all the things that I love to do up until the end. And the end is by no means rushing up on me.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

35. “I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.” Kareem Abdul Jabar

I hope you enjoyed these Kareem Abdul Jabar Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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