CA – An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears on Wednesday, March 21st at 8:00 PM to discuss his book, Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach, and the author of many New York Times best sellers. Abdul-Jabbar is also a columnist for many news outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter writing on a wide range of subjects including race, politics, age, and pop culture. In 2012, he was selected as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador and in 2016 Abdul-Jabbar was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award which recognizes exceptional meritorious service.

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.

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.

Details and tickets available at the link…

Ann and Jerry Moss Theater
3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5582

CA – Becoming Kareem Signing

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

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signing

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Comics Toons N Toys on Saturday, November 11th from 11AM – 1PM!

Press Release:

You might not know that outside of his illustrious basketball career, six-time NBA Most Valuable Player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also an established author, having written books like New York Times bestsellers Writings on The Wall, Coach Wooden and Me, and the bestselling Mycroft Holmes series about the equally brilliant brother of Sherlock Holmes.

Courtesy of Titan Comics, Kareem, and co-writer Raymond Obstfeld comes MYCROFT HOLMES AND THE APOCALYPSE HANDBOOK, all-new adventures featuring the diffident, brilliant Mycroft as he’s pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization that is at the heart of British government. Illustrated beautifully by Joshua Cassara and Luis Guerrero, you won’t want to miss this!

Come on by on November 11th from 11AM – 1PM as we’ll have both Kareem and Raymond on-hand to sign copies of the Mycroft TPB! We’ll be doing pre-sales in-store (cover price: $16.99 gets you in!) if you’d like to reserve a copy beforehand, as the signing is limited to only 200 people and they will go quickly!
Kareem will ONLY be signing copies of the graphic novel, so no sports memorabilia will be permitted, but it’s still a great opportunity to meet this local legend and get a great comic book with a personalized signature!

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Comics Toons N Toys
13542 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-2117

CA – Coach Wooden & Me Signing

NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Costco to sign Coach Wooden & Me on Saturday September 30th at noon!

Costco
2640 Lomita Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 891-1020

CA – Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook Signing

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Meet one of the 50 Greatest players in NBA history and Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar when he joins us to celebrate the launch of his all new graphic novel adventure series featuring Mycroft Holmes.

Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, each two hundred years in advance of the status quo. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

This all-new graphic novel collection presents brand new comic adventures set in the world created by the author of the best-selling Mycroft novel series, and is perfect for fans of Mycroft Holmes and Sherlock Holmes.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 28th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Kareem will only be signing Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook
• No memorabilia please
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270