Blazers' Nicolas Batum punches Juan Carlos Navarro in groin in France's loss to Spain
Officials try to separate the players of Spain and France after a hard foul by France's Batum during their men's quarterfinal basketball match at the North Greenwich Arena in London during the London 2012 Olympic Games
Certainly tempers get heated when things are going awry in the Olympic Games. But there’s just no excuse for cheap shots. Nicolas Batum joined the list of athletes who disappoint when he opted to punch Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro in the groin area late in their basketball matchup. Now that’s just taking things too far.
Nicolas Batum blocking Kevin Durant at Olympics Games
Kevin Durant #5 of United States against Nicolas Batum #5 of France during their Men's Basketball Game on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England.
Spain Survives Late Run & Nicolas Batum's Punch to Beat France
Spain Survives Late Run & Nicolas Batum's Punch to Beat France: The Spanish national basketball team needed late-game heroics to defeat France 66-59 and advance to the semifinals. Spain went on a run to pull away at the end of the quarterfinal match and left France frustrated. Small forward Nicolas Batum lashed out with seconds remaining in the game and ended up punching Juan Carlos Navarro in the groin. The reigning silver medalists outscored France 15-6 in the fourth quarter. Marc...
France's Nicolas Batum (R) tries to defend Kevin Love of the U.S during their men's Group A basketball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Basketball arena July 29, 2012.