NBA players are some of the most admired people in our society. As basketball fans, we tune in nightly to see these incredible athletes do what they do best. Getting an autograph from your favorite NBA player can be an incredibly exciting experience. Many kids (and adults as well) would love nothing more than to own a unique piece of autographed memorabilia signed by their favorite player. For example, I am a huge Kobe Bryant fan and have been since his debut. I have had the pleasure of owning quite a few Kobe Bryant autographs, and these pieces will be passed down to my children when the time is right.
When trying to obtain an autograph from your favorite NBA player, there are a few different approaches you can take. The first, and most favored approach is to acquire the autograph in person. Obviously, this is the most exciting way to get the signature, as you not only get to meet the player, but you know that the autograph can not be fake. When trying to obtain the autograph in person, the best thing to do is to either try and get to the game early or stay late after the game, in order to catch the player either arriving or leaving the stadium. It is important to make sure that you have the item you want signed ready to go, as well as having a pen or sharpie handy for the athlete to use. It is always important to be respectful when asking for a signature!
Another way of obtaining an autograph is to mail the item to the athlete. This often works best small items such as basketball cards. I have had some success mailing the item to the stadium where the athletic plays. You can also try to see if the player has a fan club or personal website. Often, there is information there of where you can send an item to be signed. When sending things through the mail, it is best to send a self addressed stamped envelope for the item to be returned easily to you.
Finally, the easiest way to acquire an autograph is to buy one either online or at memorabilia shops or shows. Although this can get expensive, you do not have to go through the trouble of trying to get the item signed in person or through the mail. Often, these items come with a certificate of authenticity so you know that the signature is real. I would highly discourage buying any piece of memorabilia that does not come with a certificate of authenticity.
The information above should help you when trying to get an autograph from your favorite NBA player. As always, use personal judgment as to which method works best for you.