Kareem Abdul Jabbar Says “My Bruce Lee Poster Is Being Held Hostage” He’s Suing To get It Back

I would love to see how this story is going to play out.  Celebrities agree to put things into auction houses all the time, I wonder how may of them change their minds and want to keep certain things from being sold.  That brings me to this thought; “Don’t put something up for sale that you are not willing to part with it.”  From the looks of this situation, it appears that the auction house is in the right.

Read about it as reported by The Hollywood Reporter:

Kareen Abdul Jabbar

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


Check out some photos of Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Bruce Lee in The Game of Death Movie.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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