18 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes That Will Motivate You

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, also known as Lew Alcindor, was born on April 16, 1947 in New York. He is an American professional basketball player and a collegiate who, as a 7-foot 2-inch-tall centre, dominated the game throughout the 1970s and early ’80s. He played for Power Memorial Academy on the varsity for four years, and his total of 2,067 points set a New York City high-school record. He joined the NBA for the 1969–70 season and was named Rookie of the Year. EliteColumn lists out a few of the most memorable quotes from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

18 Motivational Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes

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1. “You have to be able to centre 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-Jabbar

2. “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

3. “You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

4. “Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they are executed.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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5. “Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don’t relate to.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

6. “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-Jabbar

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

8. “Some stuff can be fixed, some stuff can’t be. Deciding which is which is part of maturing.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

9. “A team will always appreciate a great individual if he’s willing to sacrifice for the group.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

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11. “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-Jabbar

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

13. “Yoga is just good for you.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

14. “You can’t win if you don’t play as a unit.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

15. “What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

16. “Even when there are adverse circumstances, I try to do my job. And I usually do.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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17. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

18. “If not shown appreciation, it gets to you.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Reeti Banerjee is a content writer/editor working closely with a prominent digital marketing firm. A writer by day & an avid reader by night, she is loathe to discuss herself in the third person. But, she can be persuaded to do so from time to time.