Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 8/7/12
A meaningless final group game between the U.S. and Argentina Olympic basketball teams turned into a blame game with each of the rivals accusing the other of taking cheap shots at each other with the most visible low-blow being directed at Carmelo Anthony's crotch. During the final seconds of the third-quarter — and the U.S. holding a comfortable 102-76 lead over their rivals— little Facundo Campazzo hit Anthony between the legs as the All-Pro forward drained a three-point shot. Campazzo— who is the backup to the Knicks newly signed free agent Pablo Prigioni— claims that he did not intentionally hit Anthony. After the game, Campazzo accused U.S. point guard Chris Paul of punching him in the first half. The referees didn't see Campazzo's shot to Anthony's cojones, but the U.S. bench sure did and— along with coach Mike Krzyzweski former-Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni— yelled in protest. While Anthony was crumpled on the floor in obvious pain, a few U.S. players went after Campazzo and had...
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