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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(1947-____) born on
Apr 16
US basketball player. He was a 7-foot 1 3/8-inch center who dominated basketball throughout the 1970s and the early '80s.
         
   
F
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 [the adults had to pay].

R
It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road.
A
The first time I shot the hook, I was in fourth grade, and I was about five feet eight inches tall. I put the ball up and felt totally at ease with the shot. I was completely confident it would go in and I've been shooting it ever since.
N
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.
K
I've had enough success for two lifetimes, My success is talent put together with hard work and luck.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Jet," 19 Mar 1984.
R: In "Star," May 1986.
A: In "Star," May 1986.
N: In "Star," May 1986.
K: In "Star," May 1986.
   


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