Posted on August 22, 2020

Neighbors Transform Basketball Court into Black Lives Matter Mural

Demond Fernandez, WFAA, August 20, 2020

A basketball court at an apartment complex in the Highland Hills community of southern Dallas has been transformed into a Black Lives Matter mural.

The mural is part of a project that has been uniting community members in that area.

The game of basketball matters to many of the boys and girls living at the Mountain Creek Apartments. The sport gives them an outlet, and the complex’s court allows them the space to sharpen their skills. {snip}

“It was cracked. It wasn’t that good-looking,” said neighbor Chellsee Thompson.


“This community needs hope,” said Mountain Creek Apartments property manager Dessirrae Savage.

It is a mural with the words “Black Lives Matter” painted center court.

“Even though it says Black Lives Matter, it’s about us as a whole,” explained Coach Brian Webb.

Webb runs the City Ballers program at the complex. He said groups including the Hoop Bus Foundation,  Build Courts Not Walls, and Lone Star Human Services worked with neighbors to resurface the court and paint the mural.


Some neighbors say the court isn’t just a mural. They call the court’s message a motivator.