Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Suing Auction House Over Bruce Lee Poster

The former Lakers star is demanding Julien's Auction House return 152 pieces of memorabilia.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar - H 2014
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says his signed Bruce Lee poster is being auctioned off against his wishes — and he's fighting to get it back.
The former NBA star has filed a lawsuit against Julien's Auction House to retrieve 152 personal items, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

According to Abdul-Jabbar's suit, he initially agreed to allow the Beverly Hills auction house to sell 400 of his items, but the deal fell through when he decided not to part with some of the memorabilia, TMZ reports.

Among the items Abdul-Jabbar wants back is a signed poster for Game of Death, the 1973 film he made with Lee. Other items include a McDonald's "Top Faces of Black History" Award, five pairs of Los Angeles Lakers sweatpants and a script for Chevy Chase's 1985 comedy Fletch.

Abdul-Jabbar recently told THR that fans still consistently ask him questions about working with Lee, even more than they do about his time in the NBA. (See him talk about the late martial artist here.)
Julien's did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

No comments:

Post a Comment