Earlier this month, La La Anthony showed a video of her husband Carmelo Anthony teaching their son Kiyan his famous jab step. The former New York Knickerbocker has been using the hoop move on opponents for years, and the 12-year-old seems to have it down.
On Tuesday, Mr. Anthony posted another video of Kiyan and shared a highlight reel of his on-the-court play.
At the beginning of the clip, Kiyan can be seen showing his strength in the paint, as he gets through a defender who’s close to the rim. In another part, he dribbles from midcourt and drives to the hoop for an uncontested layup.
The video also shows the preteen sinking a long-range jump shot and sending a nifty pass to one of his teammates.
Then later, the 6-foot-8 forward is seen giving his son’s team a pep talk at what appears to be a crucial moment of the game. “This is when it gets real,” ‘Melo tells them.
After the video was shared, people flooded the post with positive words, in the same way they did under the jab step clip.
“Goat Inna Making,” one person wrote.
“That boy puttin in major work dang he got some go juice man super nice #melo7,” wrote another.
“Got a sniper like his dad. If he keeps it up he’ll make it where his dad did NBA,” a third person theorized.
There was also someone who saw Kiyan’s skills firsthand and said he’s also good in tense moments.
“Saw this kid hit a buzzer beater in Yonkers he is the real deal,” that person wrote.
At this time, the future Hall of Famer is currently in NBA limbo because in the past two seasons he was traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets.
‘Melo didn’t fit in with either of those teams’ offenses, so he was sent to the Chicago Bulls, where he was waived on Feb. 1. No team has picked up the 10-time NBA All-Star since then.