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My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Cancer, Grandfather, Uncle

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My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it.

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I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success.

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What I have is P.H. positive chronic myeloid leukemia, which is an aberration in your white blood cells.

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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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In a typical history book, black Americans are mentioned in the context of slavery or civil rights. There's so much more to the story.

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A lot of young players don't really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork.

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When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. That's when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, the

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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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Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.

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This is what I would have done if I had to have a real job: I would have been a history teacher.

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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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Islam is about finding your own space.

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Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don't relate to.

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You can't win unless you learn how to lose.

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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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