Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

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Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30
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When I was thirty, I was living my dream. I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill Walton's finger in the eye when battling for a rebound. I made mistakes. Plenty of them. In fact, sometimes I wish I could climb into a time machine and go back to shake some sense into that thirty-year-old me. If I could, here's the advice I would give him: Read more: Life Lessons with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Kareem on What He Wished He'd Known - Esquire Follow us: @Esquiremag on Twitter | Esquire on Facebook Visit us at Esquire.com

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