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Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Posted on: November 3, 2010 2:54 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:25 pm
A late-night rant about Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett appeared on the Twitter account of Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva. Posted by Ben Golliver Between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning, multiple messages appeared on the Twitter feed of Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva, who goes by @CV31 on the social networking site.  Villanueva is a regular Twitter user, but these messages were different, as they were extremely negative and directed anger and frustration at Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett. A first message read, "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." Shortly thereafter, two additional messages appeared on the account, "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 for those." Screenshots of the tweets are visible below. charlie-villanueva The Pistons played the Celtics on Tuesday night in Detroit, and Villaneuva and Garnett were both issued technical fouls after a minor confrontation late in the game. Villanueva has dealt with jokes about his appearance for years, as this 2006 article by Andrew Lawrence makes clear. Villanueva suffers from "a mysterious skin disease known as alopecia universalis," writes Lawrence, "which would slowly make him hairless." NBA players have had their Twitter accounts hacked in the past, most memorably Celtics guard Ray Allen, whose account had explicit messages posted on it. It's not immediately clear whether Villanueva was posting the messages or if his account was hacked, although shortly before the Garnett-related tweets were posted, the following message was posted: "Just landed in the ATL, we must win tomorrow, we will turn this around, I'm a believer." The Pistons, who are one of only two teams in the league that are 0-4 on the season, along with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Clippers, play the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night.  Update (Wednesday): ESPN's Justin Verrier confirms that the tweets were written by Villanueva himself.

Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 7:13 pm

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

That's the best rebuttal I've heard yet.  I love it!

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 9:45 pm
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Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 6:05 pm

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Comes down to a bunch of pussy whining basketball players. KG's a pussy for hiding behind a carefully crafted statement and Charlie is a pussy for tweeting it. Not surprising. 95% of the league are a bunch of whining babies and gigantic pussies and KG is at the front and centre. NBA should take notes from the NCAA and then the NHL. In the NHL this would be handled internally and on the ice, KG would be running for his life game in game out, that's why this garbage doesn't happen on the ice. Accountability. NBA=Pussy  The Canadian women's national hockey team and my 9 year old daughters team has more class and balls than half these NBA bitches. Hope KG takes some nasty elbows but he won't cause none of these guys have the balls to do anything. 

Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 5:52 pm

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

"hush lil' baby
dont say a word
KG's says
hes gonna buy
you a Toupe"'

Since: Nov 4, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 2:18 pm

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Hey Charlie you acted just like a sissy boy, if what K.G. said wasn't to your liking why didn't you handle your business son, what you did was just horrifying than what K.G. said and this is from a guy who lost both of my parents to this nasty disease. Why did you take the chumps way out and go on a computer and Tweeted WTF is the world coming to where someone can say anything to your face and your response is the Tweet. I don't understand that. Man UP and handle your business you are the one who looks weak. why didn't you gangsta slap him.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:48 pm

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Grograns, I agree with you. It sounds to me to simply be a case of misunderstanding about remarks that were thrown around in the heat of a game. KG's competitive, and he does his fair share of trash talking. This is more the rule than the exception in the NBA. Now if KG himself has a family member diagnosed with the disease, and has lost someone to it (like myself and probably most people here on these boards), a reasonable person would and should accept his clarification at face value. Whether CV will or not is anyone's guess.

Having said that, I saw KG's arms up in the air after slamming it down on Bogut last night. Donny Marshall, the Celts' commentator, said the offensive foul call was the right one - but I don't think Bogut should have started shoving ...

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:13 pm

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

How come no one else heard what was said? And why, if CV was so upset, did he wait until 2am to Tweet that message & not tell a teammate or even confront KG after the game? So far the only person to have said they heard anything is Danny Ainge, and he's saying what KG said. Now of course, Ainge is a Celtic, but so far, he's the only one to come forward about hearing anything. I'm guessing KG said what he said & CV just heard "cancer" & assumed KG meant "cancer patient". Just an opinion...

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 12:55 pm

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

It's just a matter of being classy or not. KG has time and time again shown his lack of class. If you watched last night, he was pulling the same crap as usual, throwing an elbow then putting his hands up and running away. I agree, calling players names is one thing but the guy does have an auto-immune disease and in this case he crossed a personal line. Listen, it's not the biggest deal and yes, it happens all the time but it's a wanton show of disrespect to your colleagues and what does it accomplish? If you can pull a guy into taking a bad penalty or foul it's useful but up here in hockey country, we'd be benched and fined for crossing personal lines and KG would pay for months. Happened last year with Alexandre Burrows and Sean Avery. Sean Avery was almost kicked out of hockey for good but begged his case to Bettman and is still on probation. You don't talk about family, sickness (addiction), or personal matters on the ice, anything else is fairgame. Like I said before, Kerry Fraser who reffed 2000+ games heard it only twice in his long career, and hockey is a far more violent, fast and physical game than basketball where you say things in the heat of the moment. If NHLers can draw a line, I don't see why dumbass KG can't. He's a classless pussy and he proves it every year. Play the damn game and stop getting yourself in these situation, it's that simple. 

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 12:34 pm

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett


Villanueva was angry, and that's fair enough; but it appears KG meant to express himself another way. Not to say that calling someone "cancerous" to your team is really any better. This expression is thrown around all the time, but sometimes we forget how hurtful it can be to someone (or somebody in his family) who might be fighting the disease.

Sounds to me like it was the heat of the moment that got KG all worked up.

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 12:28 pm

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

So what exactly crosses the line now for trash talking? Isn't it really all a matter of opinion & who finds what offensive? If a player starts referring to another player as a "retard" or his play is "retarded", isn't that just as offensive? I'm sure players go at each other's "mothers" as well. Is that acceptable as trash talk? I'm just curious...

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