Gregory Carlton Anthony (born November 15, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who is a television analyst for NBA TV and Turner Sports. He played 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Anthony also contributes to Yahoo! Sports as a college basketball analyst and serves as a co-host/analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio.
|Born||November 15, 1967|
Las Vegas, Nevada
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||176 lb (80 kg)|
|High school||Rancho (North Las Vegas, Nevada)|
|NBA draft||1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1991–1995||New York Knicks|
|1998–2001||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||5,497 (7.3 ppg)|
|Assists||2,997 (4.0 apg)|
|Steals||887 (1.2 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony aspired to enter politics. He wanted to become Nevada's first black Senator. A graduate of Rancho High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony played his freshman year of college basketball for the University of Portland where he was the WCC Freshman of the Year before transferring to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In his junior season with UNLV, the Runnin' Rebels won the 1990 NCAA Championship game over Duke with Anthony starting at point guard, as UNLV blew out the Blue Devils and Christian Laettner by 30 points. He played almost the entire season with a broken jaw. He was a three-time All Big West performer and 3rd Team All America his senior season. This talented team was coached by Jerry Tarkanian and also included future NBA players Stacey Augmon and Larry Johnson. In March 2011, HBO premiered a documentary entitled Runnin' Rebels of UNLV.
Anthony was drafted by the New York Knicks in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft, with the reputation of being a poor outside shooter but an excellent defender. He served as a point guard and defensive specialist, and typified the hard-nosed defensive reputation of Pat Riley's Knicks.
In 1995, Anthony was drafted in the expansion draft as the 1st pick (2nd overall) by the Vancouver Grizzlies, where he was the full-time starter at point guard for two seasons. After a journeyman career, in which he played mostly off the bench for Seattle, Portland, Chicago and Milwaukee, he retired in 2002.
During summer breaks, Anthony worked at the World Economic Summit and on Capitol Hill as an intern to for Rep. Barbara Vucanovich. He also started a T-shirt and silkscreening business, Two-Hype, while attending UNLV. His entrepreneurial endeavor was the reason why he relinquished his athletic scholarship. Anthony made enough money selling T-shirts that he was able to pay for his own tuition.
In 2014, Anthony and Kellogg swapped their respective roles at CBS Sports, with Anthony moving to the broadcast booth as a lead commentator and Kellogg returning to his previous role as a studio analyst.
Anthony has been politically active with the Republican Party since his days at UNLV, where he graduated with a degree in political science and served as the vice chairman of Nevada's Young Republicans.
Anthony is married to Chere Lucas Anthony, a dermatologist, with whom he has one daughter and one son. He has two other children from a previous relationship, Cole and Ella Anthony. Cole is one of the top basketball players in the high school class of 2019.
On February 11, Anthony reached a deferred prosecution agreement in which the charge would be dropped provided he completed 32 hours of community service and stayed out of trouble for four months. In March 2016, Anthony returned to CBS Sports and Turner Sports as a studio analyst for March Madness.
NBA career statisticsEdit
A list of Anthony's career statistics:
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Greg Anthony Archived December 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine NBA.com
- "UNLV Doc Will Lead Off HBO Sports Schedule". Sports Business Daily. November 1, 2010.
- "Scholar Athlete NCAA Tells University Guard He Can't Mind His Own Business". Sun Sentinel. March 28, 1991.
- "UNLV Extends Streaks of Two Different Sorts". N.Y. Times. February 27, 1991.
- "CBS Sports' 2008-09 college basketball season tips off Saturday". CBS Sports. December 11, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- Sarkar, Samit (September 10, 2015). "NBA 2K16's broadcast team gets bigger and a bit weirder". Polygon. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
- Easley, Jonathan (October 5, 2012). "Former college hoops star endorses Romney in new ad". The Hill. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- "CBS analyst Greg Anthony suspended after solicitation charge". The Associated Press. New York City, New York. January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015.[permanent dead link]
- Anthony's career stats. ESPN.com
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- ESPN.com: Greg Anthony archive
- PRO BASKETBALL; Suns' Biggest Beef Is Over Anthony's 'Sucker Punch'