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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.
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].

It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road.
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.
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.
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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