Basketball star Steph Curry and rap legend Snoop Dogg surprised dozens of children on Tuesday when they revealed a newly refurbished basketball court in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Long Beach, California. The court also featured artwork done by comic book artist Damion Scott.
Curry and Snoop Dogg unveiled the court to the kids at the Boys & Girls club on Tuesday, providing custom t-shirts and inspirational speeches. Curry even threw an incredible alley-oop reverse dunk for the amazed children, giving them an additional show to top off the day.
Steph’s celly with his campers is EVERYTHING 🤣
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) August 9, 2022
In a statement, Curry said, “We want to provide a space where you can come enjoy yourself and get lost in the fun, lost in the competition, and be around a lot of amazing coaches and programs.”
“This is the beginning of hopefully an amazing journey, not just in sports but in life,” he finished.
Officials from the Long Beach Boys & Girls Club have said that the refurbished court will benefit thousands of children from the local club as well as other local organizations, including Long Beach Parks and Recreation and the Snoop Youth Basketball League.
“This is the place where I learned how to play basketball, play football, be active in the community, and build relationships,” Snoop Dogg, a native of Long Beach, said. “It’s where I learned how to rap, talk and just be me basically – in this park right here.”
Legendary moments with the Doggfather!! Incredible day in the LBC w/ @snoopdogg and #CurryBrand… seeing the AMAZING artwork by @DamionScott2 for our newly renovated court at @bgclublb. Couldn’t ask for a better collab in our ongoing mission to help serve our communities 🙌🏽💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/9OpsLEp4LU
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 10, 2022
A press release by Under Armor stated that the action was a part of an initiative between Under Armour and the Curry Brand to help thousands of children by renovated more than 20 “safe places” by 2025.