Published September 19, 2015
Hard fouls are fine. Carmelo Anthony has a problem with cheap shots.
The forward for the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team took one Monday night when Argentina guard Facundo Campazzo hit him in the groin while Anthony was shooting a 3-pointer.
The play happened in front of the U.S. bench, and Anthony's teammates were irate as the New York Knicks All-Star fell to the court in pain after making the shot. Anthony says they were angry because nothing similar would happen in their league.
Anthony says "nobody takes cheap shots like that" in the NBA and that Campazzo's blow was "uncalled for."
Anthony and coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday they're putting the incident behind them and the Americans are looking toward Wednesday's quarterfinal game against Australia.