Melo Gets Hug In Knicks Loss
The New York Knicks lost a tough game to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, but the game was overshadowed by a moment late in the game where a fan ran out onto the court. But not just any fan. A kid.
With 51.2 seconds left in the game and down seven in their offensive end, the Knicks were preparing to inbound the ball when a young fan stormed the court and hugs Carmelo Anthony. The child was patted on the head by Anthony before he scurried back to the stands to an embarrassed guardian who ushered him out of the stands.
"It was a little kid," Anthony said. "I was shocked. I didn't really know who was it until I actually looked over and saw that it was a kid."
The Smoothie King Center (Yes, that's hilariously the actual name of the arena) chief of security didn't reveal if the boy or the guardian were cited for the incident.
"I think it was because he was a little kid, they just let him go," Anthony said. "Definitely a security issue, though, for sure."
If anything, this incident goes to show that security may not be its sharpest at sporting events.