The Tema Community 4 Basketball Court has a new mural on the walls adjoining the famous playing surface in Ghana’s Harbour City.
The mural is that of Basketball Great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant who passed away in a helicopter crash in California exactly a week ago.
Bryant, was a two time Olympic Gold Medal winner, five time NBA Champion and 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player Award winner in his 20 year career.
A standalone mural of the player popularly known as the Black Mamba has a dominant yellow colour matching that of his Los Angeles Lakers jersey. The second mural is a multi coloured depiction of Kobe embracing daughter Gianna.
Before Kobe’s mural was painted, a mural of Tema based BET Award winning Rapper Sarkodie adorned the wall. Sarkorie’s mural was painted in celebration of his decade long stay in the music industry and in time for the Highest Ball Tournament; a basketball competition he headlined.
The Community 4 Court hosts games in the Tema Community Basketball League.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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