Of all the things Kevin Garnett has been known for over his 15-year NBA career, trash talking is one of the most notable. It’s part of KG’s game. He swears his head off and says anything he has to say in an attempt to throw opponents off their game. It certainly worked against Washington’s Andray Blatche last season. Heck, even Ray Allen has had to ask his teammate to cut back on the foul language during practice.
However, there’s always a line that can be crossed and KG may have crossed it Tuesday night when the Celtics played the Pistons. Garnett called Charlie Villanueva a cancer patient during the game, according to Villanueva’s Twitter. Villanueva has a medical condition called alopecia universalis, which results in hair loss and has caused him to have no hair on his head. The Pistons’ forward first put out a Tweet that read “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.”
The comment was clearly eating away at Villanueva, because he kept going with the Tweets. “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,” a second message read.
And finally, Villanueva came with the personal call out for KG. “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.”
I don’t know who would have the edge in the octagon or the boxing ring or whatever Villanueva is referring to, but I have to side with Charlie on this one. Trash talk is trash talk, but that’s taking it a little too far. KG should be controlling himself better than that and be more mindful of what’s classified as part of the game versus going too far.Google+