Breathtaking Nipsey Hussle Basketball Court Mural Unveiled
In life he was loved and respected. In death he is now immortalized.
The marathon most certainly continues, as Nipsey Hussle was honored in his Crenshaw community in the form of an entire basketball court. On Sunday (April 14), the Nipsey Hussle Memorial Basketball Court was unveiled by the children of the Crete Academy in the late artist’s honor.
It Sits Outside A Non Profit School
The stunning mural can bee seen on the corner of Crenshaw Blvd. & 60th Street. Hussle’s image is painted on top of a entire basketball court. The “Nipsey Blue” background also has a checkerboard border. The court sits outside of non-profit charter school called Crete Academy.
The founder of Crete Academy, Hattie Mitchell told CBS LA about the enormous impact Nipsey’s had on the children at her school.
“For our kids to look at Nipsey and see to see everything he’s done, what he was able to accomplish and how much he gave back to the community is huge for them…because he looks like them,” said Mitchell. “He grew up where they grew up. He’s the epitome of everything that they want to be and aspire to be.”
He Was In Talks To Fund A Community Project
Nick Ansom, CEO of the Venice Basketball League, led the mural project. He revealed that he was talks with the late rapper to fund a community project together.
Ansom hopes that the court mural will comfort the people of Crenshaw during this tragic time.
“He spoke through his music, but he also spoke through his actions,” Ansom told NBC San Diego. “You have Nipsey looking out toward his neighborhood and saying, ‘I’m still here with you guys.’”
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