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Knicks play French national anthem before Sunday's game vs. Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans

Knicks play French national anthem before Sunday's game vs. Pelicans

Published Nov. 15, 2015 12:29 p.m. ET

NEW YORK -- The Knicks hosted the Pelicans in a matinee contest at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, and before it got started, they showed their support for those affected by Friday's attacks in Paris.

A moment of silence was held, and then a recording of the French national anthem was played before the customary live performance of The Star Spangled Banner. 

Each team has a player from France on its roster. Alexis Ajinca of New Orleans has been wearing "Pray for Paris" written on his sneakers:

And New York's Kevin Seraphin showed his support with a fresh haircut:

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