Anecdotes, Stories & History of Bruce Lee

Chuck Norris Talks About How He Met Bruce Lee

Interviewer: Chuck, I think a lot of martial arts fans in this country will remember you for one film more than any other: Way of the Dragon. Now we hear many stories about Bruce Lee. How well did you get to know him on that film?

Chuck Norris: Well, I knew Bruce very well prior to that film. I met Bruce in New York in 1965 when he was doing that television series in the States called The Green Hornet. So I was there meeting Bruce, so we started talking and we started to exchange our philosophies and techniques.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Superstar, Scholar and All-Around Bad Dude

An innocuous recreation center in Inglewood, California, looked placid enough at first sight. Nothing was out of the ordinary, except perhaps for a parking lot full of Mercedes and Rolls Royces - the signature of any given basketball team in the NBA. In this case, it was the Los Angeles Lakers.

Inside the smallish gym there was huffing and puffing, the sound of bouncing basketballs and squeaking tennis shoes. And in the midst of all this easily towering over everything else - stood the man whom prognosticators have knowingly called "the franchise," Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Bruce Lee - The Sleeping Dragon

Bruce Lee - The Sleeping Dragon

Battle's Lakeview Cemetery is a living memorial to many of the original pioneers from the Northwest. The first mayor of the city and the first territorial governor are but two of its more famous occupants and field trips staged by local grammar schools are a common occurrence.

It's fitting then, that Bruce Lee - a man generally recognized as one of the most innovative pioneers in the martial arts - should share his final resting place with other great men who helped change history.

Bruce Lee Millionaire

Bruce Lee Millionaire

Just before he died, Bruce Lee received an offer of one million American dollars to do a film, PLUS a guaranteed percentage of another million.

We all know by that time, Bruce was into making his own films so he turned down the offer!

The Bruce Lee Fan Face-To-Face With Linda Lee

The Bruce Lee Fan Face To Face With Linda Lee

For Justin Bailey, the greatest day of his life had arrived. Like a dream come true, there he was, surrounded by reporters. His family were there to witness his hour of glory, as photographers crowded round, flashlights popping.

What was happening to six-year-old Justin?

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