By JOHN DORN
The tragic events in Paris have rattled all aspects of life -- even the American sports world. New York Knicks center Kevin Seraphin is one of the 13 active French players in the NBA, and the 25-year-old honored the France capital in a major way.
Before Sunday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans -- who also employ a French-born player, Alexis Ajinca -- Seraphin debuted a new haircut dedicated to the victims.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 15, 2015
According to MSG Network (h/t Complex), the center says he will rock the new style until it grows out "to show his love and support." He went a step further by inscribing "#PrayForParis" on his sneakers.
Fellow Knicks center Lou Amundson also honored the country by styling his long hair into a French braid.
— Basket USA (@basketusa) November 15, 2015
Before the game, the Madison Square Garden court was lit up in colors of the French flag as the nation's anthem played.
— Elo Megaph (@docelo_megaph) November 15, 2015
Seraphin enjoyed his best performance of the season, putting up 12 points.
Kevin Seraphin showing shades of Hakeem with this move on Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/AnJzRyjfka
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) November 15, 2015
After the game, he dedicated the win to victims.
— kevin seraphin (@french_savage) November 15, 2015
Credit to MSG and the Knicks organization for taking the time to honor those affected by this tragedy.
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