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Argentina guard punched 'Melo below the belt

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08:06 AM ET 08.07 | So much for the Olympic spirit. While Carmelo Anthony was airborne, delivering another blow in a 3-point barrage, Facundo Campazzo, the diminutive Argentina guard, took the opportunity to deliver one of his own. It landed just south of the border. As Anthony crumpled to the floor in front of the United States bench after making his shot, Coach Mike Krzyzewski was the first in a legion who jumped up to protest. Pushing, pointing and posturing ensued and technical fouls were handed out, not to Campazzo for his punch to Anthony's groin, but to Kevin Durant and Argentina's Juan Gutierrez. The play had little to do with the United States' 126-97 victory over Argentina, a tight game that turned into a blowout in the third quarter.

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August 7, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Luckily, Melo has little there to hurt.

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August 7, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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...says InsaneAsylum as he changes his maxi-pad.

Doc -1 Insane -0 after 1

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August 7, 2012  10:11 AM ET

You Will Survive, Bro.

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August 7, 2012  10:19 AM ET
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This is why we needed Bynum or Artest on Team USA.

Bynum, Artest.....nice! Don't foget Reggie Evans, Kenyon Martin, & Matt Barnes......all classic goons if ya ask me...

August 7, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Is this what's meant by playing 'small ball'?

August 7, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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...says InsaneAsylum as he changes his maxi-pad.

I'm worried Doc knows about that!

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August 7, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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...says InsaneAsylum as he changes his maxi-pad.

Ha ha ha ha ha ... maxi-pad!

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August 7, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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But will we surive your lame one-liners for another year, Bro?

C'mon MMA. He does occasionally score and is like an old-style poet is keeping everything within within a tightly controlled set of rules.

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