The Celtics cruised past the Pistons Tuesday night, winning 109-86. Rajon Rondo had another brilliant game, totaling 17 assists to go along with nine points and four steals. But the morning after, the talk is focused on Kevin Garnett and Charlie Villanueva.
Villanueva, in his second season with Detroit, took to Twitter after the game Tuesday night, claiming that Garnett called him a "cancer patient," adding he'd "love to get in a ring with him."
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
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 4 those
Villanueva suffers from alopecia universalis, an autoimmune skin disease that results in the complete loss of hair loss, including eyebrows and eyelashes. He is a spokesman for the NAAF (National Alopecia Areata Foundation).
If Villanueva's claims are true, then Garnett, a notorious trash-talker, obviously crossed a line. Talking trash is one thing; making light of cancer is an entirely different thing, and is certainly going too far.