SoRaspy: Trayvon’s family meets Knicks as Carmelo Anthony shows them love
Carmelo Anthony surprised the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin by hosting them in the Knicks locker room.
With the family in town to do a national television interview, Anthony arranged for Martin’s mother and two of his brothers to meet with the team before their 103-65 win over the Wizards on Friday.
It was “a blessing, an honor,” Anthony said after the Knicks practice Saturday.
“We all know the tragedy that happened, and just to get in a different space of mind right now, just bringing them to not even the game, but to the locker room in the back; meeting all the players, meeting the coaches. That was the easy part. We had no media there. It was just something that I wanted to do.”
Anthony said his experience with losing a sibling made him want to specifically reach out to Martin’s brothers. Anthony’s sister, Michelle, died of an undisclosed medical condition in December 2010.
“I lost my sister last year, so I know what it feels like, even with his little brother,” said Anthony. “He didn
’t even want to come to the game, didn’t even know what was going on. He wanted to go see ‘The Lion King,’ but just for them to be there, that meant a lot.”
The visit to Madison Square Garden capped an emotional week for the Martins.
Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder.
Zimmerman, 28, is being held in isolation at the Seminole County Jail. His formal arraignment was set for May 29. If convicted, he could face a sentence of 25 years to life.
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