City Councilman Robert Cornegy vowed to rename a basketball court after The Notorious B.I.G. and after years of promises, it is finally happening. The court that will be introduced to the city of Brooklyn at the Crispus Attucks Playground on Fulton Street and Classon Avenue in Bedstuy. The Councilman said some kinds words in regards to Biggie, his music and his legacy.
“Christopher Wallace’s music put Bedford-Stuyvesant on the map in a billion dollar global industry,” Cornegy said. “I promised his mother, Ms. Voletta Wallace, I would preserve his legacy, so naming this park after him seems very fitting. This honor is very personal to me. Twenty years later, this comes full circle.”
The introductory ceremony is scheduled to take place on either August 1 or 2 ahead of the annual August 5 basketball tournament that is held every year in the park in Biggie’s honor.
This is well deserved for The Notorious B.I.G. and his family.