Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum explains his infamous groin punch during the 2012 London Olympics.
With a few months to think about it, Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum explains his infamous groin punchduring the 2012 London Olympics.
Speaking to Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com, Batum offered this explanation of his brutal below-the-belt shot to Spain's Juan Carlos Navarro.
"What I'm mad about is what I showed to people about myself, what I showed about the game, about France, everything," said Batum. "I feel bad about it because that's not me. I'm human. I lost it. I just lost it.
"You don't want this type of action. I can't do it. You can't see that on the court. If the (International Basketball) Federation or the Olympics want to suspend me a couple games or fine me, I'm okay with that. I won't say anything."