Gregory Carlton "Greg" Anthony (born November 15, 1967) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and is currently a television analyst for CBS Sports. Anthony also contributes to Yahoo! Sports as a college basketball analyst.
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 drafted in the expansion draft as the 1st pick (2nd 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.
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.
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, 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 is featured as one of the commentators in the video game NBA 2K16.
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 and one son. Anthony also has two other children from previous relationships.
On January 16, 2015, Anthony was arrested in Washington, D.C. and charged with soliciting a prostitute. 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.
In March 2016, Anthony returned to CBS Sports and Turner Sports as a studio analyst for March Madness.
NBA career statistics
A list of Anthony's career statistics:
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