Meet Barrissa

Meet Barrissa, a Bay Area native and creator of The CourtsideMom. Barissa created TCM after spending many years on the basketball circuit with her stepson, Kyree Walker. She felt the need for mothers within the competitive youth basketball world to come together. Hence, her partnership with Nikki B, whom she befriended after years of watching their sons compete against each other since 4th grade.


Barrissa is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and she earned her MBA  from Walden University. Now residing in Phoenix, Arizona, Barissa has worked as a real estate professional and entrepreneur. Aside from her greatest accomplishment of being a full-time mom to her daughter, Morgan, and stepson, Kyree, she has recently added "breast cancer survivor" to her list of achievements. Fighting to see her kids and basketball sisters flourish has propelled her will to fight and never give up.

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Meet Nikki B.

Nikki B. is the CEO and creative force behind BasketballMom and HoopLegend Apparel. She is an entrepreneur, reality star of the Lifetime docu-series, “Bringing Up Ballers,” and proud mother of Class of 2020 basketball phenom, Nimari Burnett, who also starred in "Bringing Up Ballers."

Nikki Burnett, better known as Nikki B., is a Chicago native residing in Napa Valley, California. Her determination and drive for success stemmed from her humble upbringing on Chicago’s Southside. Nikki understands the importance of pushing through despite circumstances. She is a hardworking, dedicated basketball mom who has instilled the same “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” work ethic into her son, Nimari. She pushes Nimari to strive for greatness, to never give up, and to become the best he can be, on and off the court.