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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Detroit Pistons Charlie Villanueva calls out Kevin Garnett on Twitter

Trash talking is a part of basketball, but the Boston Cetlics' Kevin Garnett may have taken it too far Tuesday night. Piston forward Charlie Villanueva called out Garnett for his trash talk on his Twitter account Wednesday.

"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," Villanueva wrote. "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."

The Tweet by Villanueva shed some light on an earlier post when Villanueva wrote, "KG talks alot of crap, he's prob never been in a fight, I would love to get in a ring with him, I will expose him."

Villanueva has alopecia universalis, a variation of alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease, which results in hair loss on the scalp and/or elsewhere on the body. Villanueva is a spokesman for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF).

Kevin Garnett issued a statement Wednesday:

“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.’ I would never be insensitive to the brave struggle that cancer patients endure. I have lost loved ones to this deadly disease and have a family member currently undergoing treatment. I would never say anything that distasteful. The game of life is far bigger than the game of basketball.”