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Carmelo Anthony Plays Pickup Game With Kids in Rio (Video)

by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Wednesday, August 17, 2016


On Monday, New York Knicks & Team USA star Carmelo Anthony took to Instagram to post a photo of himself casually sitting in a chair while in Barrios de Rio De Janeiro, one of the poorest cities in Rio.

While there he saw some kids on the basketball court and decided to lift up there spirits and play a game of basketball with them.

Thiago Firmino, a native of Rio, had this to say on Facebook:

“Biggest Basket in the history of the “dream team”, the basketball player American Carmelo Anthony, enjoy the day off to visit the Christ Redeemer and make a tour in the favela Santa Marta Tour, with the right to visit the statue of Michael Jackson and a Basketball Court with departure along with residents.”