November 15, 1967 |
Las Vegas, Nevada
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||176 lb (80 kg)|
|High school||Rancho (North Las Vegas, Nevada)|
|NBA draft||1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1991–1995||New York Knicks|
|1998–2001||Portland Trail Blazers|
|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 "Greg" Anthony (born November 15, 1967) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player and was a television analyst for CBS Sports. Anthony also contributes to Yahoo! Sports as a college basketball analyst.
- Early life 1
- NBA career 2
Off court 3
- Broadcasting career 3.1
- Politics 3.2
- Personal life 3.3
- Arrest 3.4
NBA career statistics 4
- Regular season 4.1
- Playoffs 4.2
- See also 5
- References 6
- External links 7
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony aspired to enter politics. He wanted to become Nevada's first black Senator. 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
He is married to Chere Lucas Anthony, a dermatologist, with whom he has one daughter. Anthony also has three other children from previous relationships.
On January 16, 2015, Anthony was arrested in Washington, D.C. and charged with soliciting a prostitute. Anthony faces a misdemeanor solicitation charge punishable by up to 180 days in jail. 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 will be dropped provided he completes 32 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for four months.
NBA career statistics
A list of Anthony's career statistics:
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career assists leaders
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career steals leaders
- Greg Anthony NBA.com
- "CBS Sports' 2008-09 college basketball season tips off Saturday". CBS Sports. December 11, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- Easley, Jonathan (October 5, 2012). "Former college hoops star endorses Romney in new ad". The Hill. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- "CBS analyst Greg Anthony suspended after solicitation charge".
- Anthony's career stats. ESPN.com
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- ESPN.com: Greg Anthony archive
- PRO BASKETBALL; Suns' Biggest Beef Is Over Anthony's 'Sucker Punch'