David Lee is a two-time All-Star forward for the Golden State Warriors, now in his eighth year out of the University of Florida. After beginning his career with the New York Knicks (2005-2010), the St. Louis native made his way West (via a sign and trade transaction), inking a six-year/$80 million deal in the process .This season, Lee is putting together a very solid campaign, averaging 19.2 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, earning him his second career All-Star Game appearance, just a few weeks ago in Houston.
Since Lee and the Warriors play on the West Coast, and because the team has only made the playoffs once since the 1993-1994 season (2006-2007), the Oakland based franchise does not garner a whole lot of national interest. While many have not been paying attention, Lee and Stephen Curry have helped revive the Warriors to a 33-23 record, placing them in the sixth spot in the West, as of Tuesday.
Lee's accolades have made him a known player and popular autograph amongst hardcore NBA fans throughout the country. Luckily for these fans, Lee seems to be a very accessible player, when returning the favor to his league’s loyal followers.
Above is iFolloSports.com original video of Lee signing autographs for a group of people, outside the Graves 601 hotel, in downtown Minneapolis. This scene took place a few hours before the Warriors 100-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. In that contest, Lee totaled 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Lee fans can also view this iFolloSports.com story, which includes an original photo of Lee signing his signature, in the very same Minneapolis location, back in November.