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Carmelo Anthony To Hold Town Hall Meeting In L.A. This Weekend, Continuing Social Outreach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 19 / 16

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony yesterday "revealed that there are plans to hold a town hall meeting this weekend" in L.A. to address social change before the U.S. Olympic basketball team plays an exhibition match, according to Frank Isola of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Anthony, who last week made a plea at the ...

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