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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kevin Garnett, Doc Rivers mad that Charlie Villanueva is mad about cancer comments

According to Kevin Garnett, it’s not that he was dropping the cancer bomb on Charlie Villanueva because of his appearance.

Instead, he was referring to his play.

Garnett responded to Villanueva’s accusation that the Celtic called Charlie V a cancer patient during Boston's 109-86 win over Detroit on Tuesday.

"I am aware there was a major miscommunication regarding something I said on the court last night. My comment to Charlie Villanueva
was in fact: You are cancerous to your team and our league,” Garnett said.

Early Wednesday, Villanueva posted on Twitter that KG insulted him by calling him a cancer patient. Via Charlie V’s account, he posted:

“KG called me a cancer patient, I'm pissed because, u know how many people died from cancer, and he's tossing it like it's a joke, I wouldn't even trip about that, but a cancer patient, I know way 2 many people who passed away from it, and I have a special place 4 those.”

Villanueva is hairless due to a condition called alopecia unversalis.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers decided to side with his own guy on this win. Rivers is bummed because, in his mind, insults involving cancer should be left on the court.

“Talking about what the guys said during the game, there isn’t a place,” Rivers said. “I don’t find a place for it.”

While CV isn’t exactly on the same level as a Kobe Bryant, calling him a team cancer might be a bit out of line as well. Furthermore, Villanueva has always been considered a character guy off the court. Even if the comments were taken out of context, they still seem a bit out of line. And for Rivers to be upset because they went public, well, he might be missing the bigger picture.


Anonymous said...

This is weird. I can see Charlie being mad, but then I can see the fraternity being mad that Charlie broke the man laws. I don't know whose side to take.