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Nicolas Batum Punches Juan Carlos Navarro In The Groin During 2012 London Olympics

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum punched Juan Carlos Navarro in the groin during the 2012 London Olympics while playing for France against Spain in the quarterfinals.

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum punched Juan Carlos Navarro in the crotch during a 2012 London Olympics quarterfinal game between France and Spain on Wednesday.

The foul, which did not earn an ejection, occurred with 23 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter after France had taken issue with Spain's simulation of fouls. Spain went on to defeat France, 66-59, eliminating the French from the Olympics. Spain advances to the semifinals where they will face Russia, who defeated Lithuania, 83-74, earlier on Wednesday.

Batum finished the game with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block on 3-for-12 shooting in 32 minutes.

Here's the foul. Click on the image to animate it.

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