Carmelo Anthony, Knicks meet with Trayvon Martin’s family
Carmelo Anthony was one of a number of NBA players, including all of the Miami Heat, who have expressed their support for the family of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose slaying has become a national story. On Friday, before the Knicks’ home game against the Wizards, Anthony and his teammates hosted Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and older brother, Jahvaris Fulton, who were in town for an interview with Anderson Cooper, on a visit to the team’s locker room.
“It was a blessing and honor,” Anthony said, according to the New York Post. “We all know the tragedy that happened. Bringing them to the locker room in the back, meeting all the players, meeting the coaches. We had no media there. It was something I wanted to do. I lost my sister last year so I know how it feels.
“He didn’t even want to stay for the game. He wanted to see ‘The Lion King.’ But for them to be there, it meant a lot.”
Anthony tweeted the above picture with the message “One love.”
There’s no denying how much of a wonderful move this was on Anthony’s part. It almost makes you forget how he allegedly ran Mike D’Antoni out of town.