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Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony FaceTimes his son after dropping 25 points in the win over the Bulls on Monday.

Former New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is back in the NBA after a highly-publicized hiatus. He recently inked a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. And in just his fourth game back, Carmelo looked like his old All-Star self, dropping 25 points in a win over the Chicago Bulls.

In the fourth quarter, with the game mostly out of hand, Melo was on the bench. Near him was his wife, La La, showing him her phone screen, which showed a FaceTime call with his son, Kiyan. Melo thus saluted to Kiyan before focusing his attention back on the court.

It’s a great moment for their family due to the fact that Melo has dealt with a lot this past year. The 35-year-old was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Bulls on Jan. 22. Chicago then waived him on Feb. 1 before he played a single game for them. He tried to come back into the league ever since and didn’t receive his chance until the Trail Blazers gave him a call.

Through four games for Portland thus far, the 10-time All-Star and one-time NBA scoring champion is averaging 16.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. He’s racking up these stats on 39.1% shooting from the field and 39.1% from behind the arc. The 25 points he dropped against Chicago are the most he’s had in a single game since inking the deal.

Melo and the Trail Blazers will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night at home at 10 p.m. ET.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.