Found September 26, 2012 on
So yeah, Nicolas Batum punched Juan Carlos Navarro in the nuts during the Olympics. It was a low blow (no pun intended) and it was an act of frustration and desperation. Here, Batum reflects back on the incident and how he regrets it:
“What I’m mad about is what I showed to people about myself, what I showed about the game, about France, everything…I feel bad about it because that’s not me. I’m human. I lost it. I just lost it…You don’t want this type of action. I can’t do it. You can’t see that on the court. If the Federation or the Olympics want to suspend me a couple games or fine me, I’m okay with that. I won’t say anything.” – Nicolas Batum
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