The story of how I got to meet Dr. J

It was a true honor to meet Dr. J, shake his hand and get his autograph.

It was a true honor to meet Dr. J, shake his hand and get his autograph.

Several weeks ago I found out too late about a Stevie Nicks signing at a Barnes & Noble in LA. That devastated me because I love Fleetwood Mac and she’s my favorite. However that day, I also found out that Julius Erving would be signing his new autobiography a couple weeks later. I knew for sure that I could not miss it.

For these kind of events, it’s actually free. Of course, you have to pay a price for waiting in line and buying the book to sign. But other than that, it’s a pretty great deal.

I woke up at 6AM this morning to make sure that I was in line when the store opened at 9AM to get a wristband that secured a signed copy of the book. 6AM is early but if you understand LA traffic, it was the right call. I actually got to the shopping are at The Grove at around 7:15AM. There was no line so I got a coffee and walked around. When I returned, a small line started to form about a half hour after and I lined up.

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