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A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group.
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Alexander Hamilton realized that warfare was part and parcel of human nature, and it's something we had to prepare for.
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As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people.
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As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit.
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Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.
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Center is a very tough position to play.
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During 1866 and 1922, Native Americans and black soldiers often intermingled in the American west, on the frontier.
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Few players have cast a spell across the game like Yao Ming, before or since.
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Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.
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Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak.
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Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
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I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.
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I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
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I don't know if I was the baddest. People kind of saw me in that light.
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I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.
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I feel that Dennis Rodman has become a problem. He will be more of a problem than an asset. Of course, he can prove me wrong.
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I feel that there has been progress made since I was a boy on matters of race, but we have a long way to go.
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I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American.
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I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.
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I hope to be involved in a successful movie script.
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I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz.
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I needed to go to class; I needed to go to practice; I needed to have a life away from basketball.
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I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.
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I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
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I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.
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I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me.
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I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam.
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I think someone should explain to the child that it's OK to make mistakes. That's how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes.
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I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
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I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals.
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I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan.
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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.
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I wanted to play baseball!
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I was latching on to something that was part of my heritage, because many of the slaves who were brought here were Moslems.
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I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
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I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.
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I'm not going to disappear.
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I'm still my parent's child, I'm still me, but I made a choice. I evolved into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I think it has to do with evolution.
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I've had a desire to coach for years. This was something I felt I should do.
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I've had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck.
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If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things happen. What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals.
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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.
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In the Western standards of modesty, there are different guidelines.
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Initially when I stopped playing, I had accumulated some burnout.
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It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road.
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Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.
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Kobe's an incredibly talented athlete, and there are many more like him among today's players.
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Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.
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My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement.
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My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics.
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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 that the adults had to pay.
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One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
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People still cheat on their wives, that hasn't fallen out of fashion. We all speak of it badly, but it has not fallen out of fashion.
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The constant expansion has diluted the talent. Other than that, it's still the same game.
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The disconnect lasted too long. I think people got the idea I was sullen and couldn't communicate, which wasn't true.
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The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done.
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The game has basically not changed since I ended my career.
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The Lakers were able to maintain a certain level of talent and success, and so were the Celtics. It became part of people's sports lore.
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The rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics endured for about eight years, and the interest grew each year.
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The transition was difficult. It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and that has been very rewarding.
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There are rap groups that have a positive outlook in their art. These groups should be shown as an alternative to gangsta rap.
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We don't have selfish guys here, which sometimes leads to problems.
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What I learned in my time isn't necessarily being taught now, and I'd like to help impart that knowledge to a new generation of players.
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When a rap song glorifies violence, death and sadness and loss is inflicted because of the violence.
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When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden.
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When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly.
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When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories.
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You can't win if you don't play as a unit.
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You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
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You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
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Your best athletes might give basketball a try just when they think, geez, this might be something that pays off for me in the end.
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Your mind is what makes everything else work.
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