Standing in front of the Staples Center in Los Angeles is this 16 1/2 foot tall bronze statue of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Sculpted by Chicago-based artists Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany, Kareem is depicted shooting the ‘majestic skyhook’, his world famous shot. Commissioned by a joint venture between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Staples Center, the sculpture is finished with a classic bronze patina. The addition of purple and gold pigments is solely recognizable as the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Omri Amrany, Julie Rotblatt Amrany, and Itamar Amrany
Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
Bronze and Granite
Larger than life
November 16, 2012