SAD NEWS: Carmelo Anthony's Sister Michelle Dies In Baltimore
In sad news tonight, Carmelo Anthony's sister Michelle Anthony reportedly died Tuesday night in Baltimore where she was living. She was the mother of four children, and had a pre-existing medical condition that is unknown at this time.
The statement from Carmelo's Nuggets team when you read on...
Carmelo and Michelle were last pictured together during his wedding weekend with La La Vazquez this past July (above). He missed Wednesday night's game to be with his family. And the team has spoken out in support of him:
Denver Nuggets player Carmelo Anthony has left the team to be with his family after the death of his sister and is expected to return after Christmas.
The team said Wednesday night that Michelle Anthony died of a pre-existing medical condition Tuesday (Dec. 21) in Baltimore. She had four children.
Masai Ujiri, the Nuggets executive vice president of basketball operations, says, “Our entire organization supports Carmelo during this difficult time for him and his family. It is heartbreaking news, particularly during the holiday season.”
Nuggets head coach George Karl says the news “brings us down to earth,” and reminded his organization that there are more important things than basketball.
Anthony missed the Nuggets’ game in San Antonio. Denver’s next game is Christmas Day at Oklahoma City.
Such sad news and right before Christmas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carmelo and his entire family.