Greg Anthony is a former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association league for 11 seasons. He is a pro basketball player turned TV personality.
As of now, Anthony is a television analyst for Turner Sports and NBA TV.
Greg led a successful pro basketball career, but he is also a successful TV personality, a great career on and off the court.
Moreover, Greg is also a contributor to Yahoo! Sports; he analyzes college basketball games.
Let’s learn more about him as much as possible, starting with some quick facts.
Greg Anthony | Quick Facts
|Full Name||Gregory Carlton Anthony|
|Birth Date||15 November 1967|
|Birth Place||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Current Residence||Del Ray Beach, Florida|
|Famous for being||A professional basketball and a TV personality|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)|
|Weight||180 lbs (82 kg)|
|Build||Muscular, giant, and athletic|
|Marital Status||Married to Chere Anthony|
|Kids||Cole Anthony (only child/son)|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Merch||New York Knicks Jersey, New York Knicks Apparel|
|Last Updated||November, 2021|
Greg Anthony | Early Days and Early Career
The retired NBA star was born on the 15th of November, 1967.
He was born and raised in the sin city, Las Vegas, Nevada, by his parents, whose names have not been disclosed yet.
Growing up, Anthony wanted to be Nevada’s first black Senator; he was fond of politics.
Greg Anthony attended Rancho High School, which is located in North Las Vegas.
There is no reliable record that Greg played high school basketball, but there’s a saying, morning shows the day as childhood shows a man.
He probably played high school basketball for Rancho High.
Following that, Greg Anthony played college basketball for the University of Portland as a freshman in 1986 before transferring to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He was entitled the WCC (West Coast Conference) Freshman of the Year.
Moving on, Greg’s team Runnin’ Rebels successfully snatched the 1990 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA) Championship.
The Blue Devils lost to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a 30-point-gap, the most significant margin in the history of the league.
Also, the talented Jerry Tarkanian coached the Runnin’ Rebels. Future NBA stars Stacey Augmon and Larry Johnson were in the same team too.
Anthony played the whole 1990 season with a broken jaw. Now that’s a great example of commitment!
In his senior year, Greg was named the 3rd Team All America. Moreover, he is also a three-time All-Big West performer.
Greg Anthony got his bachelor’s degree majoring in political science and graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1991.
Greg Anthony | Political Life
Remember when we said that he wanted to be a political figure, that was not just a childhood dream later forgotten.
Since his college days, Anthony has been an active supporter of the Republican Party.
Moreover, he served as the vice-chairman of Nevada’s Young Republicans.
Fast forward a few years, Anthony openly supported Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008.
Similarly, he showed his utmost support to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. He even appeared in one of his presidential campaign ads in Nevada, his hometown.
Greg Anthony | Pro Basketball Career
The New York Knicks drafted Anthony as the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 1991 NBA draft.
He was a poor shooter; to be honest, his accuracy was average, but where he shined was in the defense, Greg was an excellent guard.
He played in the position of point guard, debuting for the Knicks the following year in 1982.
Anthony was the defensive specialist for the New York Knicks for four seasons, from 1992 to 1995.
He then joined the Vancouver Grizzlies for two seasons before transferring to the SuperSonics. He played for the Grizzlies from 1995 to 1997.
Following that, he joined the Seattle SuperSonics, where he lasted only for a season, the 1997/98 season.
Likewise, he was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers from 1998 to 2001, playing a total of four seasons as their defense.
Much like the SuperSonics, the Milwaukee Bucks were graced by Anthony’s presence but only for a single season, the 2001/02 season.
Finally, after leaving the Bucks, Greg joined the then-dominators of the NBA, the Chicago Bulls, for two seasons before retiring from his professional basketball career.
He retired playing for the Bulls with a 7.3 average points per game, 1.9 rebounds, and 4.0 assists.
Off-court Career (TV Career)
After retiring from his pro basketball career, Greg joined ESPN, where he worked as an analyst for both NBA broadcasts on ABC and ESPN.
Anthony was officially made a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports on the 13th of December, 2008. He replaced Clark Kellogg, who was promoted to the position of the lead commentator.
Moving on, Greg was hired as a commentator for the YES Network who were covering the Nets for the 2012/13 season. He was not the only commentator though, three other TV personalities partnered him; Jim Spanarkel, Ian Eagle, and Mike Fratello.
Moreover, Greg and Clark exchanged their respective position of studio analyst and lead commentator in 2014.
Perhaps one of the happiest moments in Anthony’s life was being featured as a commentator in the 2016 official NBA video game.
Greg Anthony | Net Worth
The former basketball star has an estimated net worth of about $10 million. His 10 million dollars fortune is accredited to his pro basketball career and his broadcasting career.
Although his exact salary is not disclosed, he earns quite a lot from his TV career working for ESPN.
Greg Anthony | Marriage and Kids
Greg Anthony married Chere R. Lucas sometime around in the early 2010s; the couple has not revealed the exact date yet.
He has two kids with Chere, a son named and a daughter, whose names have not been disclosed. The oldest child was born on the 25th of March, 2014, but the birthdate of the second child is unknown.
Chere Anthony is a Board Certifies Dermatologist in Boca Raton at the Dermatology and Aesthetic Center.
Unlike Greg, Chere is a highly educated individual who attended Dartmouth College, Duke University School of Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and Cleveland, Ohio-based Case Western University, in order.
Before engaging with Chere, Greg was married to Crystal McCary, a professional lawyer and an author named one of the Crain’s New York Business’s 40 under 40.
They had two kids together, a son named Cole Anthony and a daughter named Ella Anthony.
His son, Cole, as well as his daughter Ella are basketball players.
Greg Anthony Arrested For Soliciting Prostitution
On the night of 16th January 2015, the cops arrested Greg Anthony at the Washington Hotel in a prostitution sting operation.
A year before that, Greg and his wife, Chere, had welcomed their first child on the 25th of March, 2014.
So, the firstborn baby girl was not even a year old at the time of her father’s arrest involving a prostitute. What a great time to cheat on your wife, huh, Greg?
Following that, about a month later, the court ruled that his charges would be dropped if he stayed clean and out-of-trouble for four months and did 32 hours of community service.
The investigation found out that Anthony had responded to an escort ad on Blackpage.com, a classified website.
So, Anthony unknowingly hired an undercover female officer pretending to be a prostitute; the two met at the hotel where she told Greg that she would charge $80 for the intercourse.
Greg agreed. When the undercover officer asked, “Do you want me to dress up?” he replied, “oh yeah.”
Following his arrest, CBS and Turner Sports suspended him from his job.
Anthony later addressed the issue, apologizing to his family, friends and colleague, and most importantly, his wife. In 2016 March, he returned to CBS and Turner Sports in his prior position for the March Madness.
Social Media Links
Twitter: 203.1k followers
Instagram: 16.7k followers
What NBA team did Greg Anthony play for?
Greg Anthony played for a bunch of different teams. In his pro NBA career of 11 seasons, he played for six different teams: Seattle SuperSonics, New York Knickers, Vancouver Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Chicago Bulls.
Is Cole Anthony Greg Anthony’s son?
Just like his father, Cole is also a professional basketball player. He plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association league. Moreover, Ella, Anthony’s daughter, is also a basketball player, but she has yet to play in the big league; she is just in college.
Why does Cole Anthony wear 50?
Cole wears the no. 50 jersey in honor of his father, Greg Anthony, who played his entire pro NBA career wearing the no. 50 jersey. Cole started wearing the no. 50 jersey since 2020.
Is Greg Anthony still married?
Yes, Greg Anthony is still married to Chere Anthony even though he tried to cheat on her when she was busy taking care of their firstborn baby girl.
How much does Cole Anthony make?
Greg Anthony’s first son, Cole, reportedly makes 3.4 million dollars in the 2021/22 season. Moreover, his salary is set to increase in the upcoming years. The Orlando Magic is expected to pay Cole up to 7.7 million dollars in the 2024/25 season.