Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks have been struggling of late, going 2-11 in the last 13 games dating back to Christmas. There has been talk of the Knicks potentially exploring trading their star forward, and Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, recently said he would have that conversation with the team if needed.
Despite the turmoil on the court and trade rumors off of it, Anthony hasn’t let that take away from his time teaching his 9-year-old son Kiyan the finer points of the game. LaLa Anthony posted videos to SnapChat of Carmelo and Kiyan discussing what to do in different scenarios on the court while watching film.
The best part of the video is when Kiyan says he would do a left-to-right crossover dribble into a spin move and Carmelo bluntly tells him “you don’t have that in your game yet.” It’s a pretty great video showing the father-son interaction and how much Carmelo is invested in Kiyan’s development as a basketball player.
This isn’t the first time we’ve gotten a glimpse into the lessons Anthony is giving his son, as back in December the Knicks posted a video of Carmelo teaching his son his patented jab steps on the practice court.
Between the on-court lessons and the thought exercises on what moves to make in different scenarios (and having the genetic advantage that comes from being the son of an NBA player), Kiyan Anthony appears to be on the path to being a future basketball star.