March 5, 2013 – The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens hosted an autograph signing with Michael Cooper and a couple Laker Girls. This event was advertised by ESPN 710 just a few days prior so not many fans were there to show support. I got to the event just thirty minutes prior to the scheduled start time and there were less than twenty people in line.
Michael had arrived over an hour late due to traffic and said a few words before the signing started. As the signing was underway, the people of ESPN advised us that Michael would only sign two items per person but if time permits we would be able to get back in line. Since Michael arrived late, you would figure that he would sign the duration that he was scheduled for. This was not the case. The casino security had cut the line so that the signing would end on time. Luckily for me I was so close to the front of the line that I was able to get back in line to get additional items signed. When I got to Michael the second time, I got the same photos signed for a friend of mine that could not attend the signing at the last minute. He was supposed to go the the signing with me but he needed to attend to a family matter. I told him that I would try to get his items done for him.
Below are the photos that I got signed for myself. I was not able to get the same inscriptions for my friend because I did not want Michael to call me out as a dealer.