The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Chicago Bulls 117-94 on Monday night (November 25).
Newest Blazer Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He also passed Alex English for 18th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, and he shared the moment with his son, Kiyan, via FaceTime.
Noted actress and show business personality La La Anthony, Kiyan’s mother, was at the game in Chicago holding up the phone for Melo to share a brief message with their son.
La La shared a post about Kiyan and Melo on Instagram on November 17, stating: “He’s his dad’s #1 fan and super excited for this new opportunity. But when it’s all said and done, he’s still a 12 year old that is going to miss his dad. Portland, you got a great one.”
No doubt Kiyan would’ve liked to have been there in person to see his dad, but La La was there to arrange the next best thing.
Congrats to Melo on his accomplishment.
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