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Despite a 99-91 loss against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, an unexpected moment has given the New York Knicks a memory that will last forever.

During a stoppage in the fourth quarter of the game, star player Carmelo Anthony was startled by a superfan who mysteriously, yet nonchalantly, found his way onto the basketball court to get a hug from his favorite basketball player. Though surprised, Anthony kept his cool and responded with a pat on the child’s head. The young boy was then seen running off to his guardian whose embarrassment was possibly the cause of both individuals exiting the arena.

It was a little kid,” Anthony explained. “I was shocked. I didn’t really know who it was until I actually looked over and saw that it was a kid.”

The question remains as to whether or not the child was cited based off of the New York City Calvin Klein Law, which was named after the fashion designer who walked onto the basketball court to speak with former NBA player Latrell Sprewell. The law states that people who walk onto the basketball court are subject to fines and arrests.

I think it was because he was a little kid, they just let him go,” Anthony said. “Definitely a security issue, though, for sure.”

The chief of arena security at the Smoothie King Center, Russ Bourgeois, declined to comment on the incident.

Watch the superfan below:

Written By: Sweenie Saint-Vil

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