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Brooklyn basketball court to be named after the Notorious B.I.G.

City Councilman said he will finally fulfill his promise to the rapper's mother.

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More than 20 years after his death, the Notorious B.I.G. will receive a playground in his honor. According to the New York Daily News, the basketball court at the Crispus Attucks Playground in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of B.I.G.'s hometown of Brooklyn will be named after the late legend.

It's the same park where B.I.G. used to play basketball before shooting to fame.

City Councilman Robert Cornegy, who used to live in the same building as the rapper, said:

"We lived in the same building at 226 St. James Place in Brooklyn. We lived in 1R and Biggie and his mother lived in 3R. So when he passed his mother made me her director. I promised to keep his name honored."

Cornegy, who will be cutting the ribbon next month, added:

"This honor is very personal to me. Twenty years later, this comes full circle, this renaming of the basketball courts in his honor."

The ceremony will go down August 1 or August 2 before the annual basketball tournament held in Biggie's honor on August 5.

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