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.
Some pictures of the event.
A CD cover autographed by Isaiah.
Isaiah with Dr. Liu and staff.
Isaiah won the 1994 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Here’s the best dunk of that event.
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.
Some of my signed items.
Stay tuned for the next free giveaway which will be a Jim Leyritz signed jersey!
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.
On April 8, 2015, Delino Diaab DeShields made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers. If the name sounds familiar it’s because he is the son of former big leaguer Delino DeShields.
Delino started his career in the Astros organization after being drafted in the 1st round of the 2010 amateur draft. He spent the entire 2013 season at Class A Lancaster, where he hit .317 with 51 stolen bases. Delino eventually made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers and the speedster is currently among the league leaders in stolen bases.
I want to wish Delino the best of luck in the big leagues.