The best Quotes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The best Quotes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
LeBron James can get a shot off under any and all circumstances and he makes them.
I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.
I wanted to play baseball!
I rooted for the Dodgers when they were in Brooklyn.

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No wonder the city never sleeps, it's too busy trying to get laid.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 1 Episode 11
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There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders.
Grüner Kobold in Spider-Man
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If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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Manhattan, for millions of our forefathers, the gateway to hope, opportunity and happiness beyond their wildest dreams. Today, that hope is still alive, it's called "The First Date". On Saturday nights, every restaurant in Lower Manhattan resembles its own little Ellis Island.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 2 Episode 3
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I want to wake up in that city
That doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill
Top of the heap
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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There's no debate. Pau, when he retires, he will have his number in the rafters next to mine.
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Jerry West really helped a lot, and so did players like Magic Johnson. That's why, at the end of my career, I wanted to finish my career with the Lakers.
I have season tickets to the Lakers and the Clippers.
Now LA has a God and a King!
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Sacramento, I won't stay. But I'll be sure to come back when the Lakers beat the Kings in May.
I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.
Michael Jordan - June 2020
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We went from a shitty team to one of the all-time best dynasties. All you needed was one little match to start that whole fire.
Tex Winter: "Are your shoes okay? I don't want you sliding all over the damn place out there."
Michael Jordan: "I'mma slide a ring on your hand tonight, Tex. That's all you need to know."
Phil, you let this dude [Dennis Rodman] go to vacation, we not gonna see him. You let him go to Vegas, we definitely not gonna see him.
I loved Kobe - he was like a little brother to me. Words can't describe the pain I'm feeling.
Michael Jordan - January 2020, about the death of Kobe Bryant
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There's winning and there's losing - and in life both will happen. What is never acceptable to me is quitting.
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I enjoy being the messenger for God in terms of letting people know about HIV and AIDS.
I grew up a Detroit Tigers fan, and now to be an owner of the Dodgers is amazing.
You're only concerned if you know you don't have it. We have it.
LeBron James - Olympia 2012 - nach Vorrundenspiel gegen Argentinien
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We cancelling sporting events, school, office work, etc etc. What we really need to cancel is 2020! Damn it's been a rough 3 months. God bless and stay safe.
LeBron James - March 2020
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Going to White House was a great honor until you [Donald Trump] showed up!
LeBron James - am 23.09.2017 via Twitter
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I like criticism. It makes you strong.
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Basketball isn't just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed.
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I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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Kobe Bryant, in my opinion, is the greatest player in the league since me.
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Simba: "Ouh. Jeez, what was that for?"
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."
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Winning isn't getting ahead of others, it is getting ahead of yourself.
If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I'm definitely ruthless and selfish.
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
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James Royce: "The Christians and the Jews didn't blow up the Capitol or run planes into the Twin Towers. Muslims did."
Emily Rhodes: "No, sir. Extremists did. And persecuting innocent people won't make any of us safer."
Emily Rhodes in Designated Survivor - Season 1 Episode 4
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Baseball is more than a sport, it's what drives me.
Corey Seager - May 2021
I've taken my boys to the house I grew up in. Taken them to the site of Ebbets Field, where the Dodgers used to play. They go to all the Dodger games, and they play Little League ball.
Here are a few fun facts about Long Island... Number 1: It's Brooklyn's fart-trail.
Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 Episode 11
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp
Walked into a restaurant yesterday and guy comes up and says: "Aren't you Rik Smits?"
Not quite but I appreciated his hoops knowledge…
Dirk Nowitzki - December 2023
You guys are better people than players - that means a lot!
Gordon Herbert - September 2023, about Germany winning the World Cup
I love the Philippines. But they need better beer!
Gordon Herbert - September 2023, about Germany winning the World Cup
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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