Detroit Pistons Charlie Villanueva calls out Kevin Garnett on Twitter
"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.”