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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
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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 SI.com 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.
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Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:30 am
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

You're a loser "mink_slayer!  It's people like you in this world that make it such an ugly place sometimes!



Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:23 am
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Glad he spoke up about this.  Cancer destroys people and families and KG to stoop this low is sad.  The fact that KG does this against a terrible team to get pumped up is crazy.  I know it's competitive on the court, but KG shouldn't have to insult people to this extent.  I want to like the Celtics this year but KG and Danny Ainge make it hard.  Thanks Charles for speaking out about this.  And you had a nice game last night.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:22 am
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Did sportsline just scoop TMZ and the Enquirer?  Way to go guys.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:07 am
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Not news.


Stick to storys about sports. Not name calling. Garnett is a jerk.... thats a story?



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:05 am
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Garnett's lack of class shines through again.  You get frustrated when your body doesn't work as well anymore, which makes Garnett one of the most frustrated fools in the league.  He fits right in with the Celtics, though, since they've been classless for decades.



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:03 am
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

WAAHHHH. everyone knows KG talks smack. but that is his freedom of speech. by the way, Villa, you ARE the 2nd ugliest person in the NBA to Joakim Noah. You would be 3rd if sam cassell didn't retire. So I guess it could be worse you could look like an alien with cancer...



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:01 am
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Charles has a history of tweeting late at night while drunk!

BTW..Garnett was right about Charlie!!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 10:53 am
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

KG has always talked noise and been an idiot. Forget about him.


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