On Saturday NBA Cares, jr. NBA, EA Sports, Wendell Carter Jr., Complex and artist Hebru Brantley teamed up to renovate the MetCalfePark basketball court in honor of slain teenager Darius Brown, who was fatally shot and killed on August 3, 2011.
Chi-town native @hebrubrantley blessed Metcalfe Park with his FlyBoy character that represents "hope & optimism with the belief that no matter where you're from, no matter what their circumstances, anything is possible.— EA SPORTS NBA LIVE (@EASPORTSNBA) July 20, 2019
In remembrance of Darius Brown 🙏 pic.twitter.com/IYfjciJcgg
The court was re-designed with Brantley's FlyBoy character as the centerpiece.
The FlyBoy character represents "hope and optimism that makes people believe that no matter where they are from, no matter what their circumstances, anything is possible."
The event hosted by NBA Cares-and also a part of Complex Community Week-featured Wendell Carter Jr. conversing with the kids and helping "Slam Dunking Science Teacher "Jonathan Clark with an awesome dunking display for the kids.
Metcalfe Park's (43rd State) new look is amazing and the FlyBoy image serves as the perfect image for the court.
As Hebru Brantley states, "FlyBoy is about taking flight and believing in yourself enough to reach your true potential."