Found August 07, 2012 on
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As Carmelo Anthony crumpled on the floor with his hands cupping his groin, mayhem unfolded on the United States‘ sideline. Tyson Chandler and Deron Williams screamed at Argentina players and threatened to meet them at midcourt. Mike Krzyzewski bellowed into an official’s face. All around the Americans’ bench, there were fingers wagging toward Argentina, threats hanging heavy in the air. Finally, Anthony staggered to his feet and screamed to Facundo Campazzo for jabbing him between the legs and running away.
”Campuzzo got hit in the [groin], too” Argentina’s Luis Scola said. “That stuff happens.”
The United States had turned a tight game into a blowout, and restraint no longer resonated within the Argentina guard’s mind when Anthony unleashed one more 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter. Searching for r
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Carmelo Anthony took a cheap shot to the groin during Team USA's 126-97 win over Argentina on Monday in an Olympic preliminary round game.
Argentina's Facundo Campazzo delivered the punch to the groin while Anthony was taking a three-point shot with less than four seconds left in the third quarter. Anthony went down to the ground immediately in obvious pain, but his...
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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—...
Carmelo Anthony says nobody called him a selfish player until Jeremy Lin came along. The evidence proves otherwise, but as Anthony continually has shown, the facts never get in the way of a story that deflects blame from him. In speaking with reporters last weekend, Anthony once again seemed to assume that the world needed to take him at his word, as though no record exists of what...
While Carmelo Anthony was airborne, delivering another blow in a 3-point barrage, Facundo Campazzo, the diminutive Argentina guard, took the opportunity to deliver one of his own.
It landed just south of the border.
As Anthony crumpled to the floor in front of the United States bench after making his shot, Coach Mike Krzyzewski was the first in a legion who jumped up to protest...
Team USA, the basketball version. Has been very visible in their support of fellow Olympians. Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden were spotted testing out the starting blocks at track & field. James and KD were joined by Carmelo Anthony at the beach volleyball event to cheer on the duo of Kerri [...]
First Carmelo Anthony was on the receiving end of a fist to the junk, and now this. But this nut shot, delivered by France’s Nic Batum to Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro, is a lot more brutal and vicious than the one Anthony took, because Batum’s intentions were as clear and articulate as a fist to the groin can be.
The nasty incident occurred during Spain’s 66-59 win over...
On a team full of NBA stars there is no question that Russell Westbrook is the most athletic of the bunch. Westbrook’s combination of speed, explosiveness, jumping ability, and strength are hard to match. In Team USA’s win over Argentina yesterday Westbrook put all these skills on display with a monster dunk.
In the 4th quarter Westbrook received a pass from LeBron...