PHOTO: Knicks' Kevin Seraphin shaves 'PARIS' into his hair

New York Knicks big man Kevin Seraphin, who moved from French Guiana to Paris when he was 15 years old, shaved "PARIS" into his head before Sunday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

From the Knicks' Twitter account:

Seraphin tweeted on Saturday morning that he could not sleep after Friday's carnage. New York played the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden that night, and he found out about what happened when he checked his phone after a pregame workout, via Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears:

"Is that real?" Seraphin said he asked himself about 90 minutes before the Knicks faced the Cleveland Cavaliers. "That's the kind of stuff that happens in the movies. We thought it was a movie. After a while, you start to realize …"

His parents were visiting him in New York. His brother Steve was away in Toronto. But he still has family members and friends in Paris and was uncertain if any had been harmed after he got dressed in the locker room.

"I'm like, I'm about to go home and see what's going on over there. And make sure everyone is OK," Seraphin said.

While New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca had to play Friday despite not knowing if certain family members were OK, Seraphin ended up receiving a DNP-CD against Cleveland. Seraphin told reporters he was "kind of happy that I wasn't in the game because it was kind of in my mind." 

Before the Knicks played the Pelicans, Madison Square Garden had a moment of silence and played the French national anthem. 

Madison Square Garden has a moment of silence.  (USATSI)
Madison Square Garden has a moment of silence. (USATSI)
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