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Hashtag Carmelo Anthony: A Very Melo Weekend

Carmelo Anthony does an annual event when he builds basketball courts for kids in Puerto Rico and raises money for local projects.

Last year he had Knicks people with him in coach Mike Woodson and this year was no different.

I think it’s a cool project, for him, for the community, but oddly enough for the team as well.

Charles Barkley has a great story about how the old guys from the Philadelphia 76ers took him by his hand and bought him clothes, taught him how to dress himself, take care of his money and present himself like a man. Doctor J. and Moses Malone were like father figures to him in he locker room, something important for the transition from school athlete to professional.  Small actions like that help build up team chemistry and engrave good memories on young guys’ brains, and this weekend I think Melo accomplished just that.

Cleanthony Early, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Shane Larkin were at the event in the Caribbean, entitled “A Very Melo Weekend”. Memories like this help the teammates increase their respect for each other and create a stronger bond than just the court buddies relationship. JR Smith was also there, as he is one of Anthony’s closest and oldest friends.

I don’t know, I just find it cool the fact that despite almost leaving in free agency, he seems to be having a great time, giving interviews about how excited he feels to be back and how anxious he is about the future of the team. I think Melo had a great weekend. Helping people, helping the Knicks, helping himself. Good for you man.

Few pics from the social media.

Melo Court Dedication earlier today. #AVeryMeloWeekend #TapeInPR @carmeloanthony @teamswish @timjr5 @clearlynotaverage_11 @cbrick603

 

Melo playing golf, following Mr. Michael Jordan’s shoes.

 

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony Cleanthony Early JR Smith NBA New York Knicks Shane Larkin Tim Hardaway Jr.

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