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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947, in New York City, New York) is a successful former high school, collegiate, and professional NBA basketball player.


  • "It was my first time away from home, my first experience in an all-black situation, and I found myself being punished for everything I'd ever been taught was right. I got all A's and was hated for it; I spoke correctly and was called a punk. I had to learn a new language simply to deal with the threats. I had good manners, and was a good little boy and paid for it with my hide."
    • Giant Steps, 1983

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