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Outdated skool NBA celebrity Kenyon Martin loved seeing his son, Kenyon Martin Jr., plod up towards one amongst his ragged teammates only in the near previous.
When asked about Martin Jr. and the Rockets facing Carmelo Anthony and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday and Tuesday, K-Mart told TMZ Sports: “It changed into once dope. Unfamiliar feeling on the beginning but testament to Melo for one. … His longevity in his craft. Silent playing at a excessive stage.”
Martin, 43, spent 15 seasons in the NBA from 2000 to 2015, playing for the Recent Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Recent York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks.
The ragged College of Cincinnati standout changed into once the No. 1 decide in the 2000 draft and went on to be a one-time All-Big title.
Melo, 37, is in the midst of his 19th NBA season and his first with the Lakers after earlier stints as a member of the Nuggets, Knicks, Oklahoma Metropolis Bellow, Rockets and Portland Go Blazers.
Anthony and Martin spent six-plus seasons as teammates in Denver and later reunited in Recent York for two extra seasons.
Martin Jr. changed into once correct style a toddler when his father and Melo performed together for the first time, and now he goes head-to-head with one amongst the NBA’s all-time-gargantuan scorers.
The younger Martin changed into once a 2d-spherical decide in the 2020 draft out of excessive faculty by the Sacramento Kings, and he has spent the previous two seasons with the Rockets.
If Martin Jr. enjoys an NBA profession so long as Melo’s and even his father’s, he has no longer decrease than a decade left in the league and heaps alternatives to go his label.