France’s Nic Batum is the latest Olympian to target an opponent’s groin. This photo shows Batum punching Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro below-the-belt in the closing seconds of today’s quarterfinal game.
Batum, who was not ejected, seemed proud of his actions. Here’s a tweet from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
Finally, I asked Batum if he felt like his punch ultimately gave Navarro a ‘good reason’ to flop. “I hope so,” Batum said.
This nut-punch follows the groin shot Team USA’s Carmelo Anthony suffered at the hands of Argentina’s Facundo Campozzo. Campozzo and his teammates blamed Chris Paul for starting the nut slap-fest.
Memo to all Olympic basketball players: start wearing cups.