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Bryson Tiller Donates New Basketball Courts at Wyandotte Park

Kids did everything they could to see just a peek of Tiller.

Tiller holds the ribbon with the youth teams that officially opened the courts, via @TVTabnie.

Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson are a pair of Kentuckians that have taken the music industry by storm, but they probably aren’t even the most popular musicians from the state.

‘True to Self,’ the second album by Louisville’s Bryson Tiller, debuted as the No. 1 album in America, ahead of Kendrick Lamar and Drake on the Billboard charts.  He celebrated his first No. 1 album by revitalizing the basketball courts down the street from his childhood home.

A product of Iroquois High School and the Hazelwood neighborhood, Tiller teamed up with Nike to create the three best outdoor basketball courts in the Commonwealth. “It’s Possible Here” adorns each baseline.  Even though people told Tiller, “You can’t make it out of Louisville,” he’s proof you can and he wants the community to know anything is possible.

“Not everybody can be Bryson Tiller. Not everybody can be Muhammad Ali. But everybody can do good,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Overhead image via @BigTimeYurts

Wyandotte Park, located near the Watterson Expressway and Taylor Boulevard, is usually pretty crowded, but I’ve never seen anything like this.  Approximately 2,500 people gathered to see their local hero and watch some basketball.

Kids did everything they could to see just a peek of Tiller.

This guy got his taller friends to give him a boost so he could see Tiller.

The closest I could get to the courts.

The crowd’s reaction when Tiller arrived.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Bryson Tiller Donates New Basketball Courts at Wyandotte Park



  1. 8xchamp
    6:49 pm June 7, 2017 Permalink

    Gonna get some fresh drug use and shootings in on those courts. Used to play them myself



    • BBNDan7
      7:02 pm June 7, 2017 Permalink

      Some people just can never look on the bright side of anything



    • BigBlueMeade
      8:03 pm June 7, 2017 Permalink

      8xchamp, you’re a degenerate and if more people could see the good in others instead of being like you, the world would be better off.



    • CatManDo
      9:02 pm June 7, 2017 Permalink

      Well said BBM



  2. catdaddyd
    10:43 pm June 7, 2017 Permalink

    There will be no nets in a week or two.



  3. ukbradstith
    11:27 pm June 7, 2017 Permalink

    Awesome! I was a regular on those courts back in the day (almost 40 now). Often i was one of only 2-3 white guys, but never had any issues. Hope the neighborhood doesn’t trash it.



    • catsarerunnin
      7:49 am June 8, 2017 Permalink

      White Men Can’t Jump?



    • JusSayin
      10:00 am June 8, 2017 Permalink

      It’s a pretty nice court. The neighborhood isn’t run down either. Poor white people poor black people. They all get along there too.



  4. lougrantheone1
    8:11 am June 8, 2017 Permalink

    catdaddyd & 8xchamp Bring Out The Hater In You…