This would be tragic news at any time of year, but it’s especially sad right before the holidays. Carmelo Anthony’s sister, Michelle Anthony, passed away on Tuesday in Baltimore, Md. Michelle, whose brother stars for the Denver Nuggets, was a mother of four. She was 36 years old. Carmelo Anthony is taking a leave of absence to be with his family until after Christmas. What happened to Michelle Anthony?
Carmelo Anthony’s sister died of an apparently pre-existing condition. The Nuggets team, who issued a statement of support for Anthony and his family, did not specify what the condition was.
Nuggets coach George Karl expressed what many of us feel when we see a sad story like this, saying, “It brings us down to earth. Basketball isn’t the most important things.”
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