Mark Johnson will be signing copies of Basketball Slave: The Andy Johnson Story on Saturday February 19th from 1-3pm.
Basketball Slave: The Andy Johnson Story is filled to the brim with extraordinary tales from behind the scenes of the early Original Harlem Globetrotters and loaded with a wealth of historical information never disclosed about the slow, quota-based inception of African American athletes in the NBA. This book clarifies the role of the Original Harlem Globetrotters in making the NBA the multi-billion dollar organization it is today.
It is also a fascinating and inspirational story that weaves the heart-wrenching account of a young boy who became a man through the lessons of basketball. He grew up watching his family working in the cotton fields of Louisiana, to playing basketball bare foot in the streets of Hollywood, California. Having his education undervalued as a high school basketball star and being sent to a major University without any hopes of receiving a degree, to finally being sold on the professional basketball auction block three times without any ability to negotiate his pay or where he could play. Johnson turned every devastating event into another opportunity by staying positive in the game of life.