Garnett's Bullying Act Goes Too Far
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 11/03/2010 12:01 PM

    Via Yahoo-
     Maurice Lucas had come from a time in the NBA when a man with the act and mouth of Kevin Garnett(notes) had to back it up with his fists. He was paid to take on the biggest, strongest player in the sport, protect the superstars. Lucas never walked onto the floor and eyed the most vulnerable and frightened foe. He picked out the biggest bleeping guy, started on him, and no one ever had reason to doubt his ferocity.

    Here was a “cancer patient,” as apparently K.G. likes to call them. Lucas died this week. He was 58 and lost his life to bladder cancer. Apparently, Garnett honored that memory with the mocking of the Detroit Pistons’ bald forward, Charlie Villanueva(notes), on Tuesday night. Garnett’s always gone too far, but never like this. Never this cruel, this twisted.

    “K.G. called me a cancer patient,” Villanueva tweeted on Wednesday morning. “…K.G. talks a lot of crap. He’s [probably] never been in a fight. I would love to get in a ring with him. I will expose him.”

    For years, he’s gone after smaller, younger players. He never goes after tough guys. Never. For some reason, he reveled in going out of his way to abuse European players. So many young Euros grew up idolizing him, loved the range of his versatility at 7 feet, only to have images of him shattered with cheap shots and trash talk on the floor. A few days ago, this happened to the Knicks’ Timofey Mozgov(notes). It happens all the time. Pau Gasol(notes). Jose Calderon(notes). The list is long and the act is tired.

    So much is said on the floor, but this hits people in a different way. Cancer victim? Villanueva has a condition called alopecia universalis, which results in hair loss. Villanueva’s always taken the time to meet and talk with kids who share the condition, and has listened to their stories of getting teased with those kinds of cutting words. Garnett is too old for this, too smart.

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    Just despicable. He really needs to tone it down, otherwise these players will grow tired of it and someone will snap and go off on him. But seriously.."cancer patient"...use some class and judgment KG.
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  1. Kim~
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    Posted 11/03/2010 1:22 PM

    Class is not a word that will ever be used to describe KG.
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 11/03/2010 1:24 PM

    He's always been a douchebag. I started to really hate the guy during a playoff series against the Kings in the early 2000's. There was a guard for the kings can't remember his name, wasn't Doug Christie or Mike Bibby, but  KG harassed him the whole series, until finally the guy got tired of it walked up to him and elbowed him in the face. What did KG do? Backed up and the harassing stopped and the Kings went on to win the series only to lose to the LA Lakers due to Tim Donaghy.
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  1. CarlJ1
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    Posted 11/03/2010 1:58 PM

    I remember that too and the player was also KG teammate at one time Anthony Peeler
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  1. Herr
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    Posted 11/03/2010 2:10 PM

    My friend, at the age of 18, passed away on August 24th, 2010.  My grandma, age 82, passed away October 22nd.  Maurice Lucas, age 58, passed away October 31st.  All from cancer.  To me, this is very pathetic and offensive.  He's not just bashing a player, but millions of sick people in hospitals fighting for their lives, expecting the worse and counting their days.

    I thought it was low when an OKC fan bashed the Blazers and laughing at Maurice Lucas' passing, but KG went lower.

    I'm not a 7 ft 250 lb NBA player, but I'd fight him.  I'd probably lose, but I'd get my hits in to get my satisfaction.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 11/03/2010 4:55 PM

    KG's a big twerp, he shouldn't say mean things like that.

    A naked mole rat is much better terminology to describe Villanueva.
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  1. kenny c.
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    Posted 11/03/2010 5:15 PM

    Come on David Stern this is when you fine players. Not for saying a ref missed some calls by a coach in a press conference or for a "where's the whistle ref" by a player in the heat of the game. Stern should give him the choice to give half of this years salary to kids fighting cancer or be suspended for the whole season. K G has a hard heart and lacks common humanity. If someone in his own family has passed because of cancer and he still said this to C.V. he has to be a real evil person and needs some serious help as a human. A wiseman once said, 'from the fullness of your heart the mouth speaks' well if this is true K.G. your heart is filled with the worst rotten sewage.
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  1. ripcity4life025
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    Posted 11/03/2010 6:50 PM

    K.G. is the biggest p***y in the NBA.  All the other players who take that crap from him need to man up and knock him on his ass.  I remember when Jason Maxiell went after him how his balls dropped and just backed away.  More players should be like that.
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  1. Mark
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    Posted 11/03/2010 8:52 PM

    K.G. has always been an indecent human being but more so since he joined the Celtics. He responded after the Villanueva comment saying that what he actually had said was "You are cancerous to your team and our league". Either way, it went too far and he should be fined. I would like to see him pull that crap against us after we get the vanilla gorilla back. He's our "enforcer" these days and wouldn't take that crap at all. I can't wait until K.G. calls it quits and is never seen again in the NBA.
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  1. sarahhecht
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    Posted 11/03/2010 9:47 PM

     what he actually had said was "You are cancerous to your team and our league"

    Nice try KG, but I'm not buying...
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 11/03/2010 10:06 PM

    Posted By CarlJ1 on 11/03/2010 1:58 PM
    I remember that too and the player was also KG teammate at one time Anthony Peeler

    There ya go Anthony Peller thanks Carl.
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  1. Anees
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    Posted 11/04/2010 10:29 AM

    I wasn't surprised, but still disgusted, that KG said what he did. I have to admit, I was happy to see him win a title, but as far as his behavior on court, yes, he is a punk. Regardless of the quote, he shouldn't have even brought that up - who is he to say what Villanueva is to his team. Just play basketball - if you've got game, that should speak for itself. He obviously ticks people off, just last night, he got into it with Andrew Bogut - I feel like I would react to him to and it's clear on the replay that he threw the elbow first . . . does he expect to get respect from others around the league? This article (http://nba-point-forward.si.com/2010/11/03/tweet-kg-calls-villanueva-cancer-patient/)states that he always picks on the smaller guy - he wouldn't ever pick on Shaq that way, would he? 

    Anyways, my thoughts.

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  1. Jonsey86
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    Posted 11/04/2010 11:13 AM

    I just emailed KG and let him know how dispicable he is and challenged him to take the ring proceeds to go to a cancer charity.
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  1. Crim
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    Posted 11/04/2010 12:57 PM

    I have a friend who's had Alopecia her whole life, and she has to have Estrogent Injections above her eyes so she can grow eyebrows (they make wigs but nothing to hide that when they wanna hide it), she can't grow hair anywhere else due to the illness, but Washington has some of the best wig shops around. I think she has to use the wigs made out of horse hair or something though because of being allergic to human hair, but don't quote me on that one. Anyways ya KG is a chump, and I think you are going to see more and more people go after him this year. 
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  1. AnnaInTheHouse
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    Posted 11/04/2010 3:12 PM

    My family has been affected by cancer, and for KG to use 'looking like a cancer patient' as trash talk is extremely hurtful to anyone who has been affected. I watched the ESPN pre-game show before the Celtics/Bucks game the other night and they for the most part defended Kevin and actually called Villanueva out for not keeping it all on the court. I realize basketball is an extremely emotional sport but there has to be a line between healthy, competition-type trash talk and just plain being a bully. Just a seriously classless move by KG. Not that I'm surprised.
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 11/04/2010 4:19 PM

    I remember watching a very heated exchange between Kevin Smurfette and Brandon Jennings (YES!  Brandon Jennings) last season.  They continued all the way down the tunnel and off the court.  Jennings looked to be getting the best of him too.  Abso-SMURFLY hilarious!
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 11/05/2010 11:10 AM

    Dude these players now days, they are sooo dramatic.
    Who cares what KG says?
    Thats his game, everyone who has ever played on the floor with him or against, knows that this fool is always talking. Not always to other people, this fool rambles on to himself, starts slappin himself, beatin his chest.

    I mean Villananueva is stupid as hell if he thinks he could fight KG, that MF is a straight up TIMBERWOLF, for real man. and Bdawg for that matter too
    I mean look at this now, shine some bad light on a topic, and you got all kinds of people coming out of the woodwork saying how their affected by this, and how this once happened to them...
    c mon now, you just make him look more of a badguy, and if anything feeding the beast, his attention.
    Talking about bad childhoods and all that, does no one even consider that perhaps KG himself did not have the luxary of most Orgonians to grow up with all family members in your nice safe communities.
    And the talk of how, " he has always been an in decent human being" if thats always been your opinion then expect what you get. To get respect, you gotta show it.
    Show no love, love will get you killed.
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  1. ripcity4life025
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    Posted 11/05/2010 3:16 PM

    Posted By TayC on 11/05/2010 11:10 AM
    Dude these players now days, they are sooo dramatic.
    Who cares what KG says?
    Thats his game, everyone who has ever played on the floor with him or against, knows that this fool is always talking. Not always to other people, this fool rambles on to himself, starts slappin himself, beatin his chest.

    I mean Villananueva is stupid as hell if he thinks he could fight KG, that MF is a straight up TIMBERWOLF, for real man. and Bdawg for that matter too
    I mean look at this now, shine some bad light on a topic, and you got all kinds of people coming out of the woodwork saying how their affected by this, and how this once happened to them...
    c mon now, you just make him look more of a badguy, and if anything feeding the beast, his attention.
    Talking about bad childhoods and all that, does no one even consider that perhaps KG himself did not have the luxary of most Orgonians to grow up with all family members in your nice safe communities.
    And the talk of how, " he has always been an in decent human being" if thats always been your opinion then expect what you get. To get respect, you gotta show it.
    Show no love, love will get you killed.
    just 2cents.
    Haha, KG taking Charlie V out is pretty funny.  KG is a P***y, he gives people shit and if they go after him he chickens out

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  1. TayC
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    Posted 11/05/2010 3:46 PM

    i think its more like, people assume Garnett is talking smack to them, but really he's just talking smack not directed at anyone, some just choose to give him that attention.
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