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Olympic Scrotum Punching

French Bball Player

Goes NUTS on Spain

8/8/2012 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Talk about an Olympic low blow ... some dude on the French basketball team just delivered a closed-fist scrotum punch to a Spanish player ... sending the guy crumbling to the floor in agonizing pain.

The ball-punisher is France's Nic Batum ... who obliterated Juan Carlos Navarro's bean bag in the 4th quarter of their quarterfinal matchup ... in an effort to intentionally foul the guy.  Batum was NOT ejected from the game.

Seems testicle attacks are all the rage at the Olympics this year -- just yesterday, Team USA member Carmelo Anthony took a fist to the no-no zone from a guy on the Argentina squad.

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2:00 PM PT -- Batum has apologized for gonad battery ... tweeting, "I want to apologize for my stupid act at the end, I showed a bad image of France and myself, Congrats to team Spain."

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46.

KicksandGiggles    

Must not be too much furniture in the warehouse to do something like that and somebody not get seriously mauled.

743 days ago
47.

bob    

I was unaware that a man's scrotum was in his bellybutton. Just because the buffoons at TMZ says it was a scrotum punch...doesn't mean it was. Anyone looking at that video who is a guy who thinks that guy was punched in the scrotum needs to go to the doctor to get checked out immediately...because your dick must be coming out of your rib cage.

743 days ago
48.

gary    

Typical dirty french!

743 days ago
49.

judd.covert    

some French dude? omg tmz please stop reporting sports. That is Nic Batum of the Portland Trailblazers.... not some French dude. C'mon man!

742 days ago
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742 days ago
51.

altrixi    

Serbian Ivana Matovic did the same in a game a couple of years ago (she played for hungarian team, Sopron):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSQwvsDw2sI

742 days ago
52.

MiamiGirl    

WHY ISNT ANY USA MEDIA OUTLET mentioning that PAUL from the USA TEAM did the same thing to an Argentinian player in the same game??????

742 days ago
53.

Broad    

By the way, Nic Batum is not just "some dude on the French basketball team". He's an extremely talented small forward for the Portland Trailblazers, and he's awesome! Love you, Nic! Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us this season. :)

742 days ago
54.

Rick Lewis    

Does it surprise anyone that this was done by a French guy? I would have been surprided if the French dude DIDN,T hit him in the tool box.

739 days ago
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