Time to put the ‘Mitch’ in Richmond

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Mitch Richmond arrives at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the day the new Warriors-funded basketball courts were dedicated in his honor.

You’ve likely already seen the impressive new basketball courts at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Richmond that were funded by the Golden State Warriors and dedicated in honor of NBA great Mitch Richmond in October.

Aside from all-weather playing surfaces, NBA plexiglass hoop systems and spectator benches, one thing is missing from the courts: The Mitch Richmond sign.

Not for long.

On Tuesday, Richmond City Council formerly approved a request by the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation to name the courts after Mitch Richmond, the former Warrior who was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame last summer.

That means  MLK Jr. Park will get a new sign, paid for by the team’s foundation, that will state: “Mitch Richmond Basketball Courts.” The sign, at 5-feet by 3-feet, will be permanently affixed outside the tennis court fence, facing the courts, according to the city. An anti-graffiti covering will be applied to it.

Here’s an example of a similar sign from another Warriors-funded court:

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And here are photos of the new MLK Park courts from the October dedication:

The new basketball courts at Martin Luther King Jr. are stunning.
The new basketball courts at Martin Luther King Jr. are stunning.

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