By Jerry Del Priore
On Sunday, March 24th, at 1:00 p.m., Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, NBA Hall of Famer, will be signing copies of Earl The Pearl: My Story at BookEnds in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
One of the greatest players in New York Knicks history, Monroe, traded to New York before the 1971–72 season, guided the team the NBA title.
And now, on the 40th anniversary of that championship season—the franchise’s last—Monroe, known for his flash and style on and off the hardwood, tells his remarkable story of a fantastic hoops career.
Written with bestselling author Quincy Troupe (Miles, The Pursuit of Happyness) Earl the Pearl: My Story looks back on Monroe’s life from his upbringing in a hardscrabble South Philadelphia neighborhood all the way through his record-setting days at Winston-Salem State, to his NBA Rookie of the Year season in 1967, his tremendous years with the Baltimore Bullets and ultimately his extenuatory, championship glory with the New York Knicks.
If you’re unable to attend the event, you can purchase the book by clicking the Amazon link: Earl the Pearl: My Story.