Brooklyn’s Got Wings,” a partnership with Red Bull and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Red Bull donated $150 for every Williams assist in the 2012-13 season towards rebuilding basketball courts in Brooklyn.Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams did more than just dish out 663 assists last season — those dishes turned into real help for the Brooklyn community. Through “
663 assists X $150 = $99,450, or just a shade under six figures. If only Gerald Wallace and Reggie Evans made a few more shots last season…
The program’s benefits came to fruition this past week, as the courts at Albert J. Parham park in Fort Greene received their first refurbishing since 1996. The courts got new playing surfaces, backboards, and rims. Some courts also got fencing, court barriers and draining systems. Leslie Knope would be proud.
Additional work is currently being done on Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Park in Boreum Hill. “It was a great way for us to give back,” Williams said in a statement through Red Bull. “This community supports us, so in turn we need to support the community.”