Little boy runs on the court mid-game to give Carmelo Anthony a much-needed hug.

Little boy runs on the court mid-game to give Carmelo Anthony a much-needed hug.
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During a NBA game in New Orleans on Monday, a little boy managed to wiggle his way past security. In the second half of the basketball game, the adorable intruder made his way on to the court to hug Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. If anyone deserves a hug, it's Melo—especially since the Knicks lost to the Pelicans (who have an even worse record) and won't be making the playoffs.

Melo was seemingly calm about the incident, while the young boy just nonchalantly climbed up the stairs and went back to his seat. 

What's more shocking: the kid slipping past security, or security not tackling him to the ground?

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“I was shocked. I didn’t really know who was it until I actually looked over and saw that it was a kid. …  I think it was because he was a little kid, they just let him go," Melo told the Associated Press. "Definitely a security issue, though, for sure.”

According to ESPN, the "Calvin Klein Law" in New York City means individuals who walk on the court during a game without permission face arrest and a fine. There's no word yet on whether the kid or his family received fines or were removed from the game, but judging by the all-around calm on the court, it may be a completely different situation since it was a little boy who embraced Melo and not an adult. 

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Undoubtedly, this is one brave kid to step onto the court like that with no fear of getting stomped on by those giant ballers.

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