I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success.
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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.
Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
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.
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.
I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century.
What I have is P.H. positive chronic myeloid leukemia, which is an aberration in your white blood cells.
I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
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.
Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.
Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It's the image, not what you sing.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change.
Leave the world green of trees and crystal clear waters for the children. An acre of tree is worth a million fold than a a ship loaded with the most precious gems.
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.