Greg Anthony

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Greg Anthony
No. 2, 50
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1967-11-15) November 15, 1967 (age 46)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school Rancho (North Las Vegas, Nevada)
College Portland (1986–1987)
UNLV (1988–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro playing career 1991–2002
Career history
19911995 New York Knicks
19951997 Vancouver Grizzlies
1997–1998 Seattle SuperSonics
19982001 Portland Trail Blazers
2001–2002 Chicago Bulls
2002 Milwaukee Bucks
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

Gregory Carlton Anthony (born November 15, 1967) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player and current television analyst for CBS Sports. Anthony also contributes to Yahoo! Sports as a college basketball analyst.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony aspired to enter politics. He wanted to become Nevada's first African American 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. 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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

With ex-wife Crystal McCrary Anthony[2] he has son Cole(2000) and daughter Ella(2004).[3] With current wife Chere he has daughter Naomi[4] [5]

NBA career[edit]

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 picked up in the expansion draft the 2nd pick (1st 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.

Broadcasting career[edit]

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.[6]

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, Greg Anthony and Clark 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.

Politics[edit]

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]

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]

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