Greg Anthony

Gregory Carlton Anthony (born November 15, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who is a television analyst for NBA TV and Turner Sports. He played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Anthony also contributes to Yahoo! Sports as a college basketball analyst and serves as a co-host/analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio. His son, Cole Anthony, plays for the Orlando Magic.

American basketball player
For the American professional wrestler, see Greg Anthony (wrestler).

Greg Anthony
Personal information
Born (1967-11-15) November 15, 1967 (age 54)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Rancho (North Las Vegas, Nevada)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1991–2002
Position Point guard
Number 2, 50
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
Stats at

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Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony aspired to enter politics. He wanted to become Nevada’s first black 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, 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. In March 2011, HBO premiered a documentary entitled Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV.[2]

During summer breaks, Anthony worked at the World Economic Summit and on Capitol Hill as an intern to for Rep. Barbara Vucanovich.[3] He also started a T-shirt and silkscreening business, Two-Hype, while attending UNLV. His entrepreneurial endeavor was the reason why he relinquished his athletic scholarship. Anthony made enough money selling T-shirts that he was able to pay for his own tuition.[4]

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.

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