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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: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 1:28 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Regardless of who is the better player or had more success, making fun of a deadly disease that affects millions of people around the world is totally offside. Garnett was talented and acts like he is some sort of gangsta. He needs to get put in his place. I would love to see him go against someone like Ben Wallace and mouth off. His skills have deteriorated so badly over the last couple of years that he is in the news for his technicals and big mouth instead of his game. I would just say "Kharma". 



Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 1:25 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Are you ***** kidding me you piece of **** KG is taking personaly shots at a disease CV has.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 1:11 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Bottom line: You don't make fun of diseases, not matter what they are.  Making fun of things that people can not control is weak and means you lakc the cleverness to come up with something on your own. 

I have lost all respect for KG and will be rooting for his demise, which has already begun.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 1:07 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

i dont see why this is a surprise...kg has and will remain classless and dirty..like last year when he elbowed noah...then denied it...then when someone showed the video of him throwing his chicken wing into him just above the boys ...then he had to backtrack....hell KG has said worse, just do some lip reading...but again its all part of it..look at the player that made fun of chris pauls grandfather dying...so paul punched him straight in the nuts...that was a good one..i dont nessicarily care, but just adds to KGs classless image since coming to boston.a



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 1:02 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Hey MORON, it's called ALOPECIA which I suffer from, and it is a devastating disease.  All people do is stare at you and ask STUPID ASS questions like the one you just did.  You nieve P.O.S.

Let me say this:

Everyone gets sick in their lifetime, and you may loof fine now, but I promise you will deal with something that will put you in your place.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 12:56 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Wow if this is true, Garnett needs to man up and apologize and probably donate some money or some time to a charity somewhere.
Trash talk is one thing but this kinda sh** totally crosses the line. It makes these prima donna spoiled brats really come out for what they are. Charlie V may be a mediocre basketball player but off the court he seems to be a pretty stand up guy, doing a lot of work for kids that suffer from the same condition as him.




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 12:42 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

I'm a Pistons fan, but really CV get a clue. Who cares what you guys say on the court? I'm sure you've heard worse? Hell I could talk some smack on you that I'm sure some of your best buddies have already given you in your lifetime. Seriously dude, what is up with the eyebrows?



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2010 12:40 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

My Charlie V diagnosis:  "Heartless Chucker"   Symptoms? No defense, Delusions of Grandeur, Occasional Range.



Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2010 12:36 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

Charlie V. cant get attention on the basketball court because he is mediocre so he runs his mouth on twitter to get attention. He is like a little school girl tattling to the teacher about someone calling her a name. It happened on the court it should stay there. Who cares what another athlete says in trash talk? I sure as heck dont. Charlie is a little girl posting this on his twitter account. KG doesnt care about you Charlie. He is a superstar and a winner. Something you will never be. You will never have a championship ring but atleast you will still have your twitter right Charlie?



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 12:24 pm
 

Charlie Villanueva Twitter rant on Kevin Garnett

"The Pistons, who are one of only two teams in the league that are 0-4 on the season, along with the Philadelphia  and the Los Angeles "
Um...that's 3 teams.


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