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Greg Anthony
Point guard
Born November 15, 1967 (1967-11-15) (age 42)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality USA
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
League NBA
College UNLV
Draft 12th overall, 1991
New York Knicks
Pro career 1991–2002

Career PPG: 7.3

Former teams New York Knicks (1991-95)
Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-97)
Seattle SuperSonics (1997-98)
Portland Trail Blazers (1998-2001)
Chicago Bulls (2001-02)
Milwaukee Bucks (2002)
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Gregory Carlton Anthony (born November 15, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player and former personality on the ESPN family of networks. He is currently an analyst for CBS's college basketball coverage. Anthony also contributes to Yahoo! Sports as a college basketball analyst.

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Early life

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 3 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.

NBA career

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 the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, he would become reviled in New York for (in Reggie Miller's words, "slipping and falling") allowing Miller to steal the inbounding pass and make his second straight three to tie the game. The Pacers would go on to win Game 1 and take the series.

In 1995, Anthony was picked up in the expansion draft the 2nd pick (1st overall by the Grizzlies) 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

Upon retirement, Anthony joined ESPN as an analyst for both NBA coverage on ESPN and ABC. He 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. However, he did appear on the October 28, 2008 episode of the Michael Baisden Show, during which he publicly endorsed 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama [1].

On December 13, 2008 Anthony made his debut as a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports [2].

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