Carmelo Anthony said he was honored to have Trayvon Martin's mother and brother visit the New York Knicks locker room before Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards.
The Knicks forward invited Sybrina Fulton and Trayvon's older brother, Jahvaris Fulton, 21, to the team's locker room in Madison Square Garden before the Knicks victory, according to the New York Post. Martin's family was in New York to do an interview with Anderson Cooper.
The unpublicized meeting was set up by Anthony.
"It was a blessing and an honor," said Anthony. "We all know the tragedy that happened. Bringing them to the locker room in the back, meeting all the players, meeting the coaches. We had no media there. It was something I wanted to do. I lost my sister last year so I know how it feels."
The low key affair didn't last long but meant a lot to the players.
"He didn't even want to stay for the game," said Anthony. "He wanted to see 'The Lion King.' But for them to be there, it meant a lot."
Amar'e Stoudemire— who grew up in Sanford, Fla., has honored Trayvon by wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the hood up during all of his rehab workouts.