God Bless America!
Former NBA point guard Darwin “Spark Plug” Cook made an appearance at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. The small event was just for some invited friends of Dr. Liu’s.
During the meet and greet, Darwin mentioned that he was very likely to open a cigar lounge in the Palmdale area very soon. If and when he opens the cigar lounge, I will be sure to post the information. That way people can light up a cigar and hang out with a former NBA player.
Darwin played in the NBA during the 1980’s for teams that included the Nets, Bullets, Spurs and Nuggets.
- Full name is Darwin Louis Cook.
- Attended Crenshaw High School.
- Attended the University of Portland.
- 1979 Summer Universiade Gold Medal.
- Played 9 seasons in the NBA.
Up for giveaway is a jersey autographed by former Yankee Jim Leyritz. The jersey was signed on May 23, 2015, at a private event at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu.
To enter the free giveaway, send us an email using our contact page stating that you want to win. The winner will be selected using Random.org in two weeks.
The rules that apply are that there is only 1 entry per person and the winner must pick up the item at Dr. Liu’s Rowland Heights location within one week after being notified of winning.
Former NBA dunk champion Isaiah Rider made an appearance at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. It was a rare public appearance for Isaiah and Isaiah’s first autograph signing in So Cal in over 15 years. I didn’t attend due to other obligations but Dr. Liu was nice enough to send me pictures of the event.
Dr. Liu Informed me that Isaiah talked to everyone who attended and even exchanged numbers with some fans who had similar interests with him. From what I was told he was one of the best autograph guests ever to make an appearance at the practice.
Isaiah won the 1994 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Here’s the best dunk of that event.
Facts about Isaiah
- Full name is Isaiah Rider, Jr., nicknamed J.R.
- Attended UNLV.
- Was the 5th overall pick of the 1994 NBA Draft.
- 1994 NBA Slam Dunk champion.
- 2001 NBA champion.
Jim Leyritz made an appearance at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin liu. It was a private event for only a limited number of guests. People had to contact Dr. Liu when the event was posted publicly to participate and to no surprise, the guest list was quickly filled.
It was easy going with Jim talking to fans and signing autographs. He signed his full signature which isn’t something that he always does. It wasn’t Jim’s first time at the practice either, he had already been there a number of times as a patient.
Jim played for 6 different teams during his Major League career. His most memorable moments always seemed to come when wearing a Yankees uniform.
Facts about Jim
- Full name is James Joseph Leyritz.
- Attended Middle Georgia College and the University of Kentucky.
- 2x World Series champion.
- Hit the last Major League home run of the 1990’s.
- Played 11 seasons in the big leagues.