A gift to remember is what La La Anthony gave her son, Kiyan, who turned 11 this week.
The young boy did not ask for fancy clothes, shoes, jewelry; he did not even want pricey games. Instead, he asked his mother for a rare and priceless present — all of his dad’s jerseys.
Kiyan’s father is Carmelo Anthony, he is 33, and has been in the NBA since 2003.
Before that, he played for the Towson Catholic High School and the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball program.
He was part of the Denver Nuggets; he moved to the New York Knicks, and last year, he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The little fellow looks up to his father which is why La La worked her magic to make his dream come true. Sadly, she was not able to get all of the jerseys.
The Power star wrote: “Happy 11th Birthday to my son & my best friend!!!! Kiyan Carmelo Anthony I thank GOD every day for you. You are an amazing kid with a heart of gold. You believe in GOD, you say ur prayers, & you treat people with love. I’m so proud of the young man you are becoming. Mommy loves you! Happy Birthday!”
She added: “This is all he wanted for his birthday today, every single one of his dad’s basketball jerseys from Highschool, College, Olympics, and the NBA (missing Towson Catholic..that’s a hard one to find, McDonald’s All American (even harder), & All-Star HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIYAN!!!!”
A fan wrote a sweet note that read: “Happy Birthday! You are a wonderful son. Your parents are soooo very blessed to have you Kiyan. How the hell are those jerseys so hard to find when his dad wore the damn things himself and is Carmelo Anthony. I’m sure a) he either has the official game-worn somewhere or b) one phone call can get them made up but idk. What did he do with them? His family don’t have it either ?I’m just glad the kid looks up to his dad despite what everyone else thinks about him.He Loves His Father So Much.Hopefully, somebody gets the rest for him.”
Another commenter stated: “Kyian, every Man on this earth, would have a son like you, Happy Birthday from France Lil baller, much love. Melo should have every single one of them jerseys that she cant find, but I guess it was her trying to find the jerseys on her own. So sweet. He looks like Lala more to me, but he’s a perfect combo of the 2.”
A third supporter shared: “He’s your King a mother love for her son is impeccable. Many blessing to a stunning woman and her incredible son you raised. Happy Birthday young fella!Wow, this is precious. Fathers are so important.”
Fans are begging his parents to contact a few “experts” to get the missing jerseys.