The National Basketball Association Player’s Union is going to help renovate the legendary Greg Marius Court at Rucker Park in Harlem, New York.
“We are incredibly honored to be entrusted with the renovation of Rucker Park,” NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said in a statement.
“The Rucker is legendary in the basketball world. Many of our past and present members honed their skills and established their reputations on this court. Through this renovation, we aim to preserve the rich history of the park while ensuring that future generations of players – and the Harlem community as a whole – can further enhance its incredible legacy.”
The renovation will include “the repair and leveling of the court’s pavement, the replacement of the bleachers, backboards and baskets – custom made and provided by Spalding, and scoreboard, the addition of team benches to both sides of the court, and the repainting of the basketball court,” as well as an NBA 2K gaming lounge and a one of a kind mural from Harlem artist A$AP Ferg.
Rucker Park has been home to some of the greatest street ball games in history – and was featured in the 2018 film Uncle Drew.