Texas Tech Men’s Basketball Shows Love to Rapper Nipsey Hussle After He Was Killed
On Saturday night, Texas Tech had the biggest win in program history. Never before had the men's basketball team won in the Elite Eight round and advanced to the Final Four. After the game, a friend of Texas Tech player Brandone Francis and his father congratulated him on the game and celebrated with his friend.
That man was Nipsey Hussle.
Not a day after Texas Tech made history, Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles.
Texas Tech sent out condolences through their official Twitter account.
If you don't know who Nipsey Hussle is, don't let that deflect from what he meant to the community he lived in. Take a second to learn about Hustle and his work in the last decade to become a man who stood for something.
Here's an excerpt from the Pitchfork article:
Few rappers were more involved in their communities. He launched a coworking space and business incubator with inner city initiative Vector90. He started a STEM program for Crenshaw kids. He was a community partner on Destination Crenshaw, a mile-long outdoor museum honoring black locals. He walked with Trayvon Martin’s parents at a peace event. He refurbished a roller rink. Through his Marathon Store and a partnership with Puma, he made a $10,000 donation to a local elementary school, restoring their basketball court. He spoke at Los Angeles business schools. He was paying it forward at every opportunity.
Brandone Francis himself spoke about Nipsey after his death as a role model in a lengthy Instagram post this weekend.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, people in Hussle's community have hopped on the Texas Tech bandwagon cheering for them to win it all.
Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle.