Little kid sprints onto court to hug Carmelo Anthony in New Orleans

A little kid with perhaps some serious foresight ran onto the court to give Carmelo Anthony a hug with 51.2 seconds remaining in a Knicks-Pelicans matchup in New Orleans on Monday night. With his season in the can, perhaps 'Melo needed that hug more than the kid did anyway.

Pelicans forward and former Timberwolves player Dante Cunningham said he was initially startled, then thought maybe this was the child of Kendrick Perkins "because he has the same type hair thing going on.''

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