"I want to do as little as possible when I finish playing ball - just spend a lot more time with my family."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Margaret Mead
"I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That's not normal, even for my age."
"Today's youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn't take that attitude forward with them."
"The '80s made up for all the abuse I took during the '70s. I outlived all my critics. By the time I retired, everybody saw me as a venerable institution. Things do change."
"My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it."
"I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream."