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Oakland musician Nimsins had been trying for months to get his local park fixed.
Concordia Park, nestled between Frick Middle School and Evergreen Cemetery, lacked lights, had a badly cracked basketball court and no second hoop, a real impediment to game play.
“I called 311 hella times,” he tweeted in June, complete with photos of the battered park. “Can yall come through??” he added, adding the Twitter handles of the Golden State Warriors, Jordan Bell, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney and Alfonso McKinnie.
It was a last ditch effort — and it caught someone’s eye half-way across the world.
Stephen Curry was touring Asia after the end of the season when he noticed the plea. He got in touch with his Under Armour partners and they, along with Chase, went to work funding a renovation of the Concordia Park court.
The results were unveiled Tuesday, and they’re stunning. The cracked court has been replaced with a bright, graphic design with some of Curry’s signature lines like “Ruin the Game” and “I Can Do All Things,” a reference to the Bible verse he includes on his sneakers.
Curry himself came to the unveiling, where he greeted Nimsins with a custom pair of Curry 6 shoes. He also spent time playing on the new court and interacting with the many young fans who came out to meet the Warriors star.
“Thanks to @stephencurry30 , @underarmour and @eatlearnplay for making my dream come true off of a tweet with 80 followers,” Nimsins wrote on Instagram.
Katie Dowd is an SFGATE Senior Digital Editor. Contact: email@example.com | Twitter: @katiedowd
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