Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Barnes & Noble in the Grove on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 PM to celebrate his long awaited memoir Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court.
At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s life was packed with “coaches” who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. His parents, coaches Jack Donahue and John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and many others played important roles in Abdul-Jabbar’s life and sparked him to become an activist for social change and advancement. The inspiration from those around him, and his drive to find his own path in life, are highlighted in this personal and awe-inspiring journey.
Join Kareem for the launch event for Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. Kareem will also be signing Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court when purchased from this location
This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Becoming Kareem from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 5th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Personalization will be available
• Pictures with Kareem will be taken by our staff with your camera
• No memorabilia please
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036