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Becky Hammon is an inspiration for women and girls all over the world.
As an undersized, undrafted point guard, she put together one of the most decorated careers in WNBA history. And then in 2014, the San Antonio Spurs made history hiring her to become a full-time assistant coach. Hammon, now 43, is the second woman to coach in the NBA.
Now, her image looks down at passersby in San Antonio’s Lincoln Hills neighborhood thanks to Sebastien “Mr. D1987” Boileau, who was commissioned to paint a larger-than-life mural of Hammon.
The mural itself — which took four days to complete in varying weather conditions — is featured in a new, nonfiction minute-long film from 60 Second Docs, slated for release Thursday.
The motivation? The French-American artist said he knows how hard it is to not just get to the top — but to stay there.
“It’s not just talent, it takes heart to get there. There’s a commitment to pushing through and staying [the] course that’s inspiring and I hope reflected in my piece,” Boileau told ESPN.
Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon takes a photo with her painted mural, located