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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 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: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:23 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Poor Charlie! I am so sick of hearing about these athletes who cry about how tough their lives are and how their feelings got hurt. Toughen up.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:20 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Does anyone else have a hard time believing Garnett actually said this? I know he talks a lot of crap on the court, but he's a good guy off the court and I just can't picture him saying something like that.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:11 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

I played ball in college(Division I NCAA) and heard trash talk as bad if not worse than this.  It is all about getting in your opponents head.  Some people are trash talkers and some are trash talkers when coerced.  The best way to shut em up is to beat them or dominate them.  You lose and then go cry like a baby and guess what, it will continue.  You want to stop it, then do something about it with your game.  This stuff has been going on almost since the game became a competitive game.  Grow some sac and find a way to win.




Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:01 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

That kind of taunting is low-class bush league.. You want to trash someone's game-their team-their work ethic..whatever.. But personally attacking someone about something they can do nothing about is heartless and if true, shows the absense of even the slightest bit of compassion and common sense on Garnett's part...to put it lightly.


Mr. Rodgers???I don't know about you but when I'm at work I'm there to earn a living not make friends.  If you end up crying and I move on successfully...no I don't feel the least bit bad or sorry.  Not everyone gets a trophy and life isn't fair.  Grow a set and learn to deal with stuff or keep getting passed by. 

Garnett's a jerk for sure but Charlie sounds like a fifth grader telling the teacher.  Anybody wonder what he's ever done for cancer patients or research since he's SOOOOOO offended?  Probably zero which makes him an equal scumbag for exploiting those people for his cause against Garnett.



Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:52 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Please let them fight NBA..Please!!


My money is on Villanueva...



Since: May 20, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:30 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Hey Kevin Garnett, have you looked in the mirror lately?, you look like the Alien from Alien vs. Predator.  I'm waiting to see the little mouth come out of your regular mouth slobbering.  No one is surprised by these comments from KG, that's who he is.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:26 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

I'm a Pistons fan and I've never heard about CV being sick with any disease.
That being said, people need to lighten up. Sticks n stones. This younger generation is way TOO sensitive.
All in the Family was one of the straight up best shows on tv back in the days, as well as Sanford and Son, today those shows wouldn't even be allowed to be on prime-time because they'd hurt someone's precious feelings.
Just because someone says something, doesn't mean they actually feel that way or stand for something negative.
Take the biggest, most two sided issue today, the "N" bomb. I can't stand the word, but none the less it's only a word. Supposedly only some are allowed to use the word, meanwhile it's thrown around these days everywhere as commonplace in the current trendy muscial sub-culture.........yet if a white person drops the bomb, they labeled many things instantly and convicted with those labels. Sorry but if a white person drops the bomb like an Archie Bunker or Clint Estwood's Gran Torino character, it may not sound good, but it doesn't automatically make them a racist or a card carrying member of the KKK.
People need to LIGHTEN UP and worry about much more serious troubles in the world.
Sorry to hear CV has this disease, but he's still better off than millions and very lucky too, I'd say he needs to "lighten up Francis" life could be worse. Maybe next time try beating the Celtics...it would make this Pistons fan much more happy.

DETERMINATION isn't that supposed to be your motto this season?




Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:22 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

That kind of taunting is low-class bush league.. You want to trash someone's game-their team-their work ethic..whatever.. But personally attacking someone about something they can do nothing about is heartless and if true, shows the absense of even the slightest bit of compassion and common sense on Garnett's part...to put it lightly.



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:17 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

KG should visit a kids' cancer ward and smarten up. NBA should suspend him for a game and make him donate the money for the game to cancer research.




Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:17 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

"I take it you have no friends"


I take it you're gay as hell also acting like a little school girl tweeting up your friends.


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