Charlie Villanueva ready to fight Kevin Garnett over 'cancer patient' comment
Updated at 4:33 p.m.
Kevin Garnett has responded to Charlie Villanueva's accusation that KG called him a "cancer patient."
"My comment to [Villanueva] was in fact 'You are cancerous to your team and our league,' " Garnett said in a statement (via Adrian Wojnaroski). I would never be insensitive to the brave struggle that cancer patients endure. I have lost loved ones to this deadly disease and have a family member currently undergoing treatment. I would never say anything that distasteful."
Filed at 8:11 a.m.
Did Kevin Garnett really call Charlie Villanueva a "cancer patient?"
"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," he tweeted early today.
"KG called me a cancer patient, I'm [irked] 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, who has alopecia areata (an autoimmune disorder resulting in hair loss, especially on the scalp) is a spokesman for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
| November 3, 2010; 8:11 AM ET
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