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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 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Anthony also contributes to Yahoo! Sports as a college basketball analyst and serves as a co-host/analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

Greg Anthony
Personal information
Born (1967-11-15) November 15, 1967 (age 52)
Las Vegas, Nevada
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High schoolRancho (North Las Vegas, Nevada)
College
NBA draft1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1991–2002
PositionPoint guard
Number2, 50
Career history
19911995New York Knicks
19951997Vancouver Grizzlies
1997–1998Seattle SuperSonics
19982001Portland Trail Blazers
2001–2002Chicago Bulls
2002Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points5,497 (7.3 ppg)
Assists2,997 (4.0 apg)
Steals887 (1.2 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early lifeEdit

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony aspired to enter politics. He wanted to become Nevada's first black Senator.[1] 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.[2]

NBA careerEdit

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.

Off courtEdit

CollegeEdit

During summer breaks, Anthony worked at the World Economic Summit and on Capitol Hill as an intern to for Rep. Barbara Vucanovich.[3] 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.[4]

Broadcasting careerEdit

Upon retirement, Anthony joined ESPN as an analyst for both NBA coverage on ESPN and ABC.

On December 13, 2008, Anthony made his debut as a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, replacing Clark Kellogg, who was promoted to lead commentator.[5]

Anthony agreed to be a color commentator for the YES Network covering the Brooklyn Nets for the 2012-2013 season alongside Ian Eagle, Mike Fratello, and Jim Spanarkel.

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 is featured as one of the commentators in the video game NBA 2K16.[6]

PoliticsEdit

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.[1][3]

In 2008, Anthony publicly endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

In 2012, Anthony publicly endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, appearing in a Romney ad in Nevada.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

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 the starting point guard for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

ArrestEdit

On January 16, 2015, Anthony was arrested in Washington, D.C. and charged with soliciting a prostitute.[8][9] Following his arrest, Anthony was indefinitely suspended by CBS and Turner Sports.

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.[10] In March 2016, Anthony returned to CBS Sports and Turner Sports as a studio analyst for March Madness.[citation needed]

NBA career statisticsEdit

A list of Anthony's career statistics:[11]

Legend
  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

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991–92 New York 82 1 18.4 .370 .145 .741 1.7 3.8 0.7 .1 5.5
1992–93 New York 70 35 24.3 .415 .133 .673 2.4 5.7 1.6 .2 6.6
1993–94 New York 80 36 24.9 .394 .300 .774 2.4 4.6 1.4 .2 7.9
1994–95 New York 61 2 15.5 .437 .361 .789 1.0 2.6 0.8 .1 6.1
1995–96 Vancouver 69 68 30.4 .415 .332 .771 2.5 6.9 1.7 .2 14.0
1996–97 Vancouver 65 44 28.7 .393 .370 .730 2.8 6.3 2.0 .1 9.5
1997–98 Seattle 80 0 12.8 .430 .415 .663 1.4 2.6 0.8 .0 5.2
1998–99 Portland 50 0 16.1 .414 .392 .697 1.3 2.0 1.3 .1 6.4
1999–00 Portland 82 3 18.9 .406 .378 .772 1.6 2.5 0.7 .1 6.3
2000–01 Portland 58 0 14.8 .383 .409 .657 1.1 1.4 0.7 .1 4.9
2001–02 Chicago 36 35 26.7 .394 .322 .671 2.4 5.6 1.4 .1 8.4
2001–02 Milwaukee 24 3 23.0 .372 .260 .619 1.8 3.3 1.2 .0 7.2
Career 757 227 20.9 .403 .349 .733 1.9 4.0 1.2 .1 7.3

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1992 New York 12 0 17.8 .413 .417 .606 1.4 3.4 1.3 .1 5.3
1993 New York 15 0 16.0 .400 .214 .571 2.0 3.5 0.9 .1 3.9
1994 New York 25 3 17.4 .352 .295 .583 1.1 2.4 0.8 .3 4.9
1995 New York 11 0 12.3 .395 .304 .909 0.9 1.4 0.2 .2 4.3
1998 Seattle 9 0 13.1 .300 .263 .375 1.1 1.1 0.6 .1 3.6
1999 Portland 13 0 17.3 .327 .258 .676 1.1 2.5 1.0 .1 5.2
2000 Portland 15 0 14.2 .365 .323 .750 1.1 1.7 0.9 .3 4.0
2001 Portland 2 0 8.5 .333 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.5 .0 2.5
Career 102 3 15.7 .362 .294 .643 1.2 2.3 0.8 .2 4.5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Greg Anthony Archived December 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine NBA.com
  2. ^ "UNLV Doc Will Lead Off HBO Sports Schedule". Sports Business Daily. November 1, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Scholar Athlete NCAA Tells University Guard He Can't Mind His Own Business". Sun Sentinel. March 28, 1991.
  4. ^ "UNLV Extends Streaks of Two Different Sorts". N.Y. Times. February 27, 1991.
  5. ^ "CBS Sports' 2008-09 college basketball season tips off Saturday". CBS Sports. December 11, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  6. ^ Sarkar, Samit (September 10, 2015). "NBA 2K16's broadcast team gets bigger and a bit weirder". Polygon. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Easley, Jonathan (October 5, 2012). "Former college hoops star endorses Romney in new ad". The Hill. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  8. ^ "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]
  9. ^ http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12183582/former-nba-player-cbs-analyst-greg-anthony-arrested-washington-dc
  10. ^ http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12309546/greg-anthony-reaches-agreement-prostitution-charge-dropped
  11. ^ Anthony's career stats. ESPN.com

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