More From Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- "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."
- "I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream."
- "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."
More In History
- "This is what I wanted. They tell me that London is the best field in history. I wanted to be part of that. Because everyone will be there it will be a wonderful challenge for me. You can see the best runners, how they look, how they run. For me to beat the best is what counts."― Haile Gebrselassie
- "One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen."― Robert A. Heinlein
- "The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,… Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don’t want to do that and that’s their decision."― Ho Chi Minh