Oct 14, 2014
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Golden State Warriors legend Mitch Richmond’s recent induction into the NBA Hall of Fame will be honored Monday with the unveiling of newly renovated basketball courts at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Richmond.

At 3:30 p.m., the six-time NBA All-Star is expected to meet at the new courts with city of Richmond officials, neighbors and other groups that made the renovation possible, including the Warriors Community Foundation, The California Endowment, Richmond Community Foundation and the Good Tidings Foundation, according to City Manager Bill Lindsay’s weekly newsletter.

The park is located at Harbour Way and Virginia Avenue.

The new courts feature four NBA plexiglass hoop systems, a 14,000 square foot all-weather acrylic playing surface, new spectator seating and a drinking fountain, Lindsay’s newsletter stated.

The improvements will add to Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s shiny new ballpark, which was funded through the Oakland Athletics and PG&E in partnership with the Good Tidings Foundation.

Richmond, 49, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in August. He averaged 21 points in 14 years with four NBA teams. The Sacramento Kings retired his jersey in honor of his seven-year run with the team.

If you cannot make it to the unveiling Monday, don’t fret. Look for updates in the Richmond Standard.

For now, watch Richmond’s emotional speech at his Hall of Fame induction, where he paid tribute to Run TMC, the legendary Warriors trio that included Tim Hardaway, Richmond and Chris Mullen.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.