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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Basketball court donated by rapper, NLE Choppa, destroyed by fireworks days after opening

Basketball court donated by rapper NLE Choppa destroyed by fireworks days after opening..

The Memphis Fire Department said firefighters responded to the new ‘Dream Court’ at the Raleigh Community Center about 7:15 a.m. that morning, finding it “engulfed in flames.” Investigators determined that the fire was started by a pile of fireworks ignited in the center of the court. They said there were no witnesses on the scene.

Anyone with information on the vandalism can call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Nancy Lieberman Charities, The Adleta Corporation and NLE Choppa teamed up for the outdoor court, hoping to give kids in Raleigh a safe place to play basketball over the summer months. A dedication was held May 24.

A brand-new basketball court in Raleigh donated by a Memphis rapper and an Olympic athlete has been destroyed by fire less than two weeks after opening.

NLE Choppa, all-star basketball player Nancy Lieberman and members of city council dedicated the new high school regulation-size court at the Raleigh Community Center on Powers Road on May 24.


Sunday evening, the Memphis Fire Department responded to the court and found it engulfed in flames.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a pile of fireworks that had been ignited in the center of the court.

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