Villanueva: C’s Garnett Called Me ‘Cancer Patient’

Last night during the Boston Celtics 109-86 rout of the Detroit Pistons in Michigan, Kevin Garnett of the Celtics and Charlie Villanueva of the Pistons were each issued technical fouls at the same time late in the third quarter.

That may have been a tipoff to what Villanueva later Tweeted about Garnett after the Pistons landed in Atlanta following an overnight flight from Detroit.

Villanueva, who suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss over the entire body, claimed as part of a series of Tweets from his verified personal Twitter account early Wednesday morning that Garnett called him a “cancer patient.”

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

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

Villanueva didn’t indicate when Garnett, who is notorious for trash-talking, allegedly made the comment to the Pistons forward.

Here’s video of the two together on the court Tuesday night in Detroit when the double technical was called.


Broadcast audio doen’t give any clues to what happened, but there’s certainly a chance that inaudible verbal sparring between Garnett and Villanueva at that time triggered the official call.

If Garnett did say such a thing, now that he’s been outed by Villanueva, expect an apology to be forthcoming - to Villanueva and those affected by cancer.

And perhaps a boxing match to raise money for cancer?