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Listen: This Knicks Player Found An Original Way To Show Support For Paris

Mitch Lawrence of the Workers Independent News brings the news that Knicks player Kevin Seraphin, who spent part of his childhood in France, has found a relatively unique way to to show solidarity with his former countrymen.

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"Seraphin was badly shaken by the attacks and wanted to do something dramatic to show everyone that he was thinking of his countrymen back home."

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Here in New York, the teeming holiday crowds have started to descend on Times Square at all hours of the day and night. When you walk through, most days now it’s an armed camp, with counter terrorism units patrolling with semiautomatic weapons. That’s because Times Square is one of several places that are called “soft targets’’ in the world terrorism. And obviously, New York is on high alert after the recent attacks in Paris. You know what brought the attacks a little closer to our world? The fact that there are many players in the NBA who either are French or have ties to France. Those players include the Knicks’ Kevin Seraphin, who hails from French Guiana and who spent his teenage years in Paris. He played professionally there before coming to the United States and his parents still live in the French capital. Seraphin was badly shaken by the attacks and wanted to do something dramatic to show everyone that he was thinking of his countrymen back home. So he had his barber shave the word Paris into the back of his head. The A looks like the Eiffel Tower. As Seraphin told me, “We can’t be scared of the terror. We have to fight through it.’’ He and the other players with loved ones back in Paris are doing their best to play these days. They’re doing it with heavy hearts. Whether you root for their teams or not, they should be cheered.