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December 18, 2014

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Former UNLV star Greg Anthony backs Romney in ad

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Justin M. Bowen

Former Rebels guard Greg Anthony takes part of an interview during a gala event Monday at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson celebrating the 20-year anniversary of UNLV’s 1989-90 championship squad.

Former pro basketball player Greg Anthony is backing Mitt Romney for president in a new Nevada TV commercial.

The UNLV alum says in the ad that he voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 because he thought Obama was a centrist.

Anthony says he lost faith in Obama and is now supporting Romney, who he calls "a no-excuse kind of guy."

Romney's campaign says the commercial launched statewide Friday.

Anthony is a native Nevadan who played for NBA teams in New York, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee and Chicago. He's a sports analyst for CBS.