"My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream."
"I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father."