Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  130 responses

Charlie Villanueva Wants to Fight Kevin Garnett

Not only does Charlie V have plenty of issues on his own squad, but he’s also gotta worry about an opponent taking derogatory shots at the way he looks. According to Charlie, this should be settled with fists: “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.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Geez KG, mock people woth alopecia and cancer at the same time? That’s a new low man…

  • rikson

    Damn, KG is an huuuge a**hole! Even bigger than I thought…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Complaining about other players via Twitter is very teenage girl of CV to do though…KG has always been a classless smack talker. Also, I’m pretty sure KG would rip CV’s heart out and eat it if they fought each other…

  • Orso94

    My money’s on Charlie V …

  • http://twitter.com/nbatalkandkicks Eduardo

    Damn KG! Needs to have boundaries with Trash Talking. Understand that it’s a part of the game and that he’s trying to get into his opponents head though, which he definitely has to Villanueva. No disrespect to Villanueva. Guess it could also be highlighted by the fact that the Pistons are going terrible and it’s going to be a long season for them. Had they had won Villanueva probably wouldn’t have mentioned anything about it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Uhm….we’ve all seen KG in a an actual physical confrontation. Anthony Peeler made him look like a woman. So stop it, Kg….we know the truth.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Negative Kreep

    Wonder how much the Sternbot is going to fine CV for those comments?

  • johnny c

    always have loved garnett, even as a trash talker most of the time, but this is a low blow

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    Sad part is, everybody will hate Garnett for players exposing his trash talk, but I have this odd feeling that KG has never and would never say half of these things off the court. Likewise, I’ve read stories of Michael Jordan having made very racially derogatory remarks and the like. We live in an age where everybody’s mic’d up, even if they’re really not.

  • Zack

    I can believe CV has enough hair on his balls to fire back at KG like that… too soon?

  • http://google c_cantrell

    its jus trash talk guys.. yal know kg has always jus tried to get into ppls heads n hes obviously still pretty good at it

  • http://twitter.com/nbatalkandkicks Eduardo

    Surprised Villanueva didn’t mention it in the post game press conference or didn’t confront KG on the court about it then and there if he was so upset. Instead he resorted to Twitter to get people talking instead.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    co-sign Eboy!!!

  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Waaaah, whine on Twitter about big bad KG. Gosh how did players settle these things before Twitter? Hmm, maybe we should ask Vernon, or Barkley, or Chris Childs, or Oakley. Eff the fine and stand up to him as he’s saying it, CV. Don’t go complaining to the fans on the Net, that’s a girly move. (KG gotta take those anger management pills though, cancer patient is a truly vile insult, psych game or not)

  • JoeMaMa

    @Cantrell: just trash talk? Uh, no. Trash talk is telling someone you own them, you’re kicking their rear end, they can’t guard you. You can even be funny about it. Trash talk is the manifestation of your confidence/cockiness. When you trash people on family, health, or racial terms, you cross over and become a real prick. There’s no defending KG’s remarks. It’s a prick move. Prick KG.

  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    @Wayno: with fava beans and a nice Chianti too… Hehe

  • hoodsnake

    Sounds like sour Twitter grapes to me

  • Detroit Dave

    What kind of man, tells twitter that KG punked you on your HOMECOURT during a BLOWOUT LOSE… Charlie V makes me ashamed to be a Pistons Fan. Even in our darkest hours of when we rolled out lineups of Jon Barry, Stackhouse, M. Curry, Ben Wallace and Cliff Robinson, THE PISTONS HAVE NEVER BEEN PUNKED. It makes me think that he is scared of Garnett… How do you challenge a Player to a fight over the internet AFTER you just had a 48 minute meeting with him. Handle your business on the court sucka! Charlie V you gotta realize, that this is DETROIT!!!!!!! WE FIGHT, WE BRAWL, WE PLAY HARD!!!! AND NEVER by any circumstance do you accept trash talk from a BOSTON CELTIC!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    ^ This guy is a great fan.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    So who’s worst than the two? Seems KG to me.. Sure he doesn’t mean any of that off-court.. but still that’s a low.

  • Love4Humanity

    Well Charlie…

  • ripslam

    KG has always trash-talked as such. Nothing new. CV is being a little immature whining about it on Twitter. Considering Ticket has a good 20 pounds on him I don’t think Villanueva should be running his mouth. Dude should focus on his own team.

  • JER Dawg

    This kind of coverage is seriously nuts. Twitter? As if talking trash about mothers, children, grandmothers, and death threats aren’t bad enough. It’s cruel comment, but settle it. Get fined and suspended and keep Celtics on notice that people will fight back if they cross the line.

  • vtrobot

    Love KG, but that is a really assholish thing to say. I thought KG would have addressed CV’s neanderthalishness. Seems like CV has a problem with people on most nights. Really looking forward to BOS/MIL tonight. @ Zack: Ha ha. Thanks for making my day.

  • Javy

    I keep saying, Garnett is now a big thug unlike when he was with the Twolves.
    If this was the old pistons, KG would be picking up his teeth from the floor.
    I just wish somebody punches him in the face but I know players now think about suspensions.
    When you don’t have anything left only to mention stuff like this on the court makes you look like a sore loser!!!KG, please retire already!!! Please!!You’re SAD!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Everyone is a tough guy on the internet. What did CV say when it actually happened? Probably nothing.

  • Thegfunk

    Laugh it off Charlie V, laugh it off……….

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Did y’all read the FreeDarko “Fight Map” in the recent Magazine? It’s funny cause the fights linked with KG didn’t include Anthony Peeler. Probably because only got hit and didn’t fight back.

  • izzo

    Because nobody has ever used cancer as a casual analogy before. Certainly, a sports broadcaster describing a player who has a bad locker room presence has never used the c word.
    Also @ anyone on Twitter claiming to be offended because they no someone who has had or has cancer: Shut up.

  • letsmotor

    cosign vtrobot.

  • ClydeSays

    It’s a dumb ass thing to say, if KG did say it. He should apologize. But CV complaining in Tweets (wasn’t he the 1st NBA player to get fined for tweeting at halftime?) is dumb too.

  • ab40

    charlie v suspensi haha dude is terrible and probably lying too. he’s gonna get fined for sure and where i’m from cancer is a cuss word as strange as it sounds and it’s as normal as dropping an f bomb. And if you wante to fight him you should’ve hit him in the head right there. Talking smack on twitter or anywhere where you write and other people read it is for simple ignorant people who lack the social skills of an adult to confront someone with what they say or do.

  • riggs

    @javy: youve never watched twolves games then, cause this is nothing new. so please comment on something you DO know.

  • logues

    im as big of a kg fan as there is, but he crossed the line. thats just stupid to say

  • Sparty’s Law

    I’ve been saying for years that KG is the most classless person in professional sports, this is just more proof.


    Kevin Garnett shouldn’t have said it, and Charlie Villanueva shouldn’t have tweeted about it.

  • vtrobot

    cosign izzo. and to everyone who loved KG in minny and hate him now, PLEASE! he was clearly disrespecting someone in that mcdonalds HS video that SLAM had up a couple months ago. the sh*t isn’t new. yeah, it was low, it’s during competition tho, it’s just words. KG didn’t actually give CV cancer. many will say that KG is disrespecting the game, but it almost seems like CV is more by broadcasting it all out to the public. keep that sh*t on the court. WWOD? (What Would Oak Do?)

  • Brian

    It probably says a lot about me, but I laugh every time I read the cancer patient comment.

  • gregor

    Co-sign iamorange4ever.

  • Papa Smurf

    i said it before, and i’ll say it again . . . i hope KG gets a career-ending injury this year. he’s a punk – nothing more, nothing less

  • Joe A

    Is this really that serious? KG was basically making a joke about Villanueva’s alopecia. Alopecia is not the same as cancer, in fact it is pretty benign in most cases. Now, if Charlie V had cancer and KG made this joke, then it’s not cool.

  • Logan

    CV should just take it to KG next time they play. get dissed on the court? give it back on the court.
    leave it all out on the hardwood

  • dirk

    Charlie bit my finger. Boo hoo =(

  • twahc

    hey WTF man, this is just one side of the story. let’s hear the other side, k?

  • YokoDMV

    cleary he isnt mad because he cares soooo much about the cancer survivors…it hurt CV lil feelings(awwwww!)…the first thing you think when u see CV is “whats wrong?” so w/e KG kept it real, was trying to get into his head, and went for the easiest most obvious put down..low blow? WE ALL GROWN HERE…twitter = b**ch moves, complaining about a VERBAL insult = b**ch moves…thats all i have to say about that

  • chazz michael michaels

    lol sorry, this is jist great though. KG my man…

  • apache

    CV shouldn’t go crying to twitter. KG has been doing this for years. Get over it

  • http://slam jesus

    u should watch when kg threw the ball at antonio mcdyess and then kg ran away like a pussssy

  • http://google c_cantrell

    kg = mouth runner
    cv = p*ssy

  • logues

    i wonder if charlie had a supporting role in “I am Legend” as one of those monsters?

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^hahahahahahaha that if f*ckin hilarious!! lol!!

  • 2k Champ

    Stop being so sensitive. The truth is the truth. Villanueva does look like a stage 3 cancer patient. And I’m positive KG is not the first person 2 tell him that. His nickname in my house house has been “make a wish” since he was playing for the bucks.

  • Jowo

    Its all good people i saw the future, KG will get and die from cancer…..Just playing but that sh!t was not cool KG should donate some money to some cancer charity and apologize.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^yal all know kg dont give a f*ck

  • EtheKnickfan

    what he shoulda said was” Charlie, fire your barber”
    or “Charlie, your nickname should be Magic…..shave!”or “look a 6’11 newborn” CV should hit the gym, get swole, then make the Mr Clean pose after every shot. That’ll show KG!

  • EtheKnickfan

    “make a wish” hahahahahahahahaha

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    I highly doubt Garnett called him a “cancer patient.” Likely, he said “You look like a cancer patient,” but that just doesn’t hold the same offensive weight as the former does. Villanueva is softer than Chris Bosh and Dwight Howard when it comes to being insulted.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    Now, had he made a similar comment to George or Casey Karl, or to Nene, it would have been a whole different scenario. My thinking is that the Pistons have sucked ever since they signed Villanueva to his bloated contract, and this is his way of garnering some sympathy by the media since they are probably bashing him for sucking.

  • EtheKnickfan

    nene woulda dropped KG

  • robb

    Sorry Charlie but you’re 6’11″ KG can only fight guys who are 6’3 and below. That being said, I’d love to see KG’s skinny @ss kicked. He’s a yelling b**ch.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Sergio

    @Detroit Dave, best post ever.

  • slam online reader

    @Eboy can you provide a link to that fight?

  • Ali

    Cmon’ Charlie!…Why didn’t you just take the fine and suspension and let KG have it on the court if it means that much to you. Why tell the world, mark-a** move if you ask me. Can’t help but have a smirk on my face. I can actually hear KG calling him this after blowing by him for quick shot. Cancer ain’t nothing to joke about but I’ve heard alot worse on the court from trash talkers, and we wasn’t getting paid millions, Hahahaha. Let somebody say something outta line bout me or my fam, trust it will be settled right then and there, f*** a tweet!

  • http://www.wimp.com/selfteaching/ Toni Kukoc




  • T-Money

    I really don’t care how CV decided to air this out but I’m glad he exposed him. KG used to be my favorite player in HS but the more I learn about him and the less I care for him. He’s such a d— on the court.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Some things are just plain wrong to make fun of. Making fun of people with cancer or to use cancer in any kind of joke should be off limits. As a professional CV did the right thing by not suckerpunching KG or starting any kind of physical fight. Honestly I alway thought CV looked kind of ‘off’ and assumed he must have something (thought the same thing about Sam Cassel too), so I never made a comment about it. Jokes about disease, slavery, religion and other issues should just not happen. If they just stick to ‘yo mamma’ jokes or who’s hung like webster jokes, or i’m better than you trash talk is all good. But don’t go cancer patient on somebody.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    ^ That was not me. I woulda said CV SHOULD punch the fool. And I’ve always known about CV having alopecia.

  • Coach K(anye)

    CV is credible as long as he has no youtube videos of Grind Time battles in his web browser history.

    similarly, if KG has ever donated to the V or Lance Armstrong foundation, then he can hurl any kind of cancer epithet he wants.

  • janglesjr

    What the @$#* does Kevin @$&#^$* Garnett really think about YOU?!


  • jake

    I still want to see shaq fight eric dampier.also big baby vs robert traylor and moochie norris vs allen iverson.

  • Hammer

    “My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable and I’m just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. My main objective is to be professional but to kill him. I want to rip out his heart and feed it to him” hahaha

  • BE.water

    KG would put hands on Charlie V

  • Young C

    When I first saw the title I laughed because it will be like alien v predator. But now I read it, and KG….Not even cool man.

  • T-Money

    Fact: a lot of people defending KG here would be losing their minds if Bron or Kobe had said that.

  • http://www.joeirv.com Joe

    KG is a punk, when it comes to confontation he is all talk. Remember when he tried to smack tim duncan in the head back in the day and TD just looked at him like pfft got no time for you. KG is a better player but Charlie would f**k him up. Every time he gets into it with anyone hes always half backing away trying not to look like a punk haha. He definately showed his class with this comment at charlie v though, no respect for that. Cancer is no joke and should be left out of trash talking.

  • Big Ticket

    I will kick Charlie Villanuevas cancer patient lookin a** on the court or the in the ring, matter of fact i might even leave my CHAMPIONSHIP ring so he can get an upclose look at what one looks like since hes never gonna get one coming off the bench for the Pistons. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!

  • http://Www.slamonline.com B-more Mike

    all y’all talking bout shut up because people are offended because they may know someone or someone had it, I hope you get colon cancer & see if you tell people 2 shut up. Trash talking always had bounderies & a person’s health or misfortune was never apart trash talking. Never heard Gary Payton call someone a cancer patient, some shit you just don’t say. Being I just lost my grandmother 2 cancer I felt something when I read it & I should shut up? @ izzo- you obviously haven’t had that trauma in your life or you wouldn’t have said it! You STFU!!!!!



  • http://slam ishi

    brah…everyone knocking on KG give it a rest. We know he’s a jerk, and what he did was a retaliation to a comment that was made towards him…that’s what jerks do! besides, CV should be getting knocked for crying after a loss…take it like a man! Like my mama always said, “don’t dish it if you can’t take it!”

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^dude do u not know how to take your caps off?? look for button that says Caps Lock n push the mother f*cker!!

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com CHICAGO SAID IT YUP

    ITS SPORTS!!! not politics say what u want on the court. if it bothers the other player THAT much..aye more power to you. charlie shoulda got mad and dropped 40 on him then but he was too caught up in what was being said. we all know KG a throwback old skool trash talking type dude.i woulda said something slick back like ” YEA AND U LOOK LIKE A FKN SOMOLIAN REFUGEE B*TCH” but thats all part of the game. quit being SOFT!!


    The only thing CharlieV shows is the lack of disappointing draft picks from Toronto lately. Rafael Araújo (2004 number 8 pick), Charlie Villanueva(2005 number 7 pick) and Andrea Bargnani(first overall pick of 2006). woow

  • Rich

    Damn, anyone remember when KG was considered a nice, fun-loving guy?

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Charlie V is getting loud because he is in the right, but it doesnt mean he should be getting loud. A grown man challenging another grown man to a fight over a social networking site? The NBA has gone soft.

  • http://ebsysproductions.com Fan of Detroit Dave

    I will start with this, Detroit Dave is the man. Read his comment way above, then try to remember that Boston and Detroit go way back with their rivalry. (the recent LAL vs BOS games have caused people to forget that) I’m a Celtics fan Dave, but my hats off to you for not jumping on this bandwagon. I promise you KG doesn’t make fun of cancer patients. And I’m sorry but Villanueva, you look like a cancer patient.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    i would have jus dropped the dude right there



  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Mubwar, you wrote “The only thing CharlieV shows is the lack of disappointing draft picks from Toronto lately” and then proceed to write about some dissapointing draft picks Toronto has made lately…do you know what “lack” means? Did you mean abundance?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ


  • http://google c_cantrell

    f*cking p*ssy ass b*tches

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    “c_cantrell wants to fight CAPTAIN HINDSIGHT”

  • Shem

    KG only fights guards for a reason, its cuz hes a p*ssy! F*ck him, he didnt run his mouth when he wasnt doin sh*t in Minni, now he gets a good squad and hes all high and mighty anyone remember when antonio mcdyess exposed him for the fraud he is?! Mcdyess made KG look like a little b*tch. Also im glad my Raps traded this bum. Im in highschool and i find it pathetic when people have facebook or twitter beef. This dude is a professional ball player getting payed millions and he s handlin his business like a 13 yr old girl. Say it in person or dont say it at all.

  • JTaylor21

    Twitter is the stupdiest ish ever created and anyone that twitters is clay aiken’s “buddy”.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    what, kg didn’t have any aids smack to run?

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    lol is this kindergarten??? where you run and tell the teacher somebody hurt your feelings, now way do I agree with KG, but quit the twitter snitchin. Trashtalking is what KG does…if you wanna fight him, don’t twitter about it just get it done



  • Mr. Robinson

    cantrell is one of the clown ass cats up here. Still ain’t said nuthin’ smart.
    lets see who he calls after he get tired of his own dumbassness

  • http://google c_cantrell

    shut the f*ck up ok u dumb b*tch your jus gettin on everyones nerves no one on here even likes your dumb ass ok u f*ckin retard


    Hey Enigmatic i just want to show that i would’ve done a better JOB then BC(Brian Colangelo) did for Toronto

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    KG’s response – “I am aware there was a major miscommunication regarding something I said on the court last night. My comment to Charlie Villanueva was in fact, ‘You are cancerous to your team and our league.’ 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. The game of life is far bigger than the game of basketball.”

  • http://google c_cantrell

    shut the f*ck up b*tch

  • Papa Smurf

    I agree . . . cantrell is a clown

  • http://google c_cantrell

    papa smurf jus shut the hell up u jus dont like me because i exposed your ignorance to everyone awhile back n evryone agreed with me on the fact that your a dumb*ss

  • Papa Smurf

    you haven’t exposed anything on this site other than your borderline retarded IQ

  • http://google c_cantrell

    jus stop trying to be funny dude your prolly jus some old lonely miserable loser who has no life

  • ktokyo

    I guarantee KG’s bark is louder than his bite. He’s a douche.



  • Papa Smurf


  • Sam

    I was listening to PTI, and one of the guys were saying that even they know KG is a trash talker, but the guy on PTI knows KG very well but he thinks he wouldn’t go that low. HE’S SIDING WITH KG!!!! I hate KG and Stern needs to do something about this.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    KG is a sag lil pu$$y

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    KG is a sad lil pu$$y, fixed

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    KG is a punk, let him talk junk now to a top player and not some role players. I remember seeing him crying on TV with Bill Russell about winning. This dude is a joke, I bet this dude is soft and changes on the court, because people who always act like they are talking to themself, trying to pump themselve up to much need help. I wish Charlie V would beat the crap out of KG. Thats why I didn’t want this PUNK to win a title. Didn’t KG move in High School because of fighting and getting beat up. KG is a joke and I can’t stand watching him faking around the court.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Wtf, you (4?) fighting the flame war are all retarded and need to stop. Anyway, KG’s little explanation is laughable. I have no idea why a grown man would try and lie in such an obvious way instead of own up to it by saying things got heated and he doesnt mean it. But it is puzzling to me that KG would say this to begin with and that Charlie V let it slide until he could tweet about it. The NBA is so soft.

  • kangaroo Jack

    I’m with V on this one.

  • ike reyes

    well what would you expect from a celtic?!!

  • JD

    lol KG do lots of trash talks in the game to get in the mind of the opposing team (u love or hate it) – and all they do is cry and moan about it afterwards? lol that’s even more pathetic – yeah fight… right… go Charlie – go fight an old man KG, you’re just as laughable as him. Calling someone a cancer patient,lol, I can think of 1000 more name callings that are much worse than that – jeez. Why people always think way too deep into things – you guys are a joke.

  • Heals

    Knew this would blow up the comment board, can’t react right away with stuff like this cause there is always 2 sides and his insult could have easily been misinterpreted. Bottom line don’t tweet about trash talk on the court…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Charlie V should have floored KG right then and there… And THEN told the league/media what KG said to him. Nobody would complain or condemn Charlie for his actions, and he would have gotten the best of KG. And while this Twitter bullsh!t needs to stop–at least we got to hear about KG’s dumb @ss remarks.

  • mike

    KG giving more reasons to be hated, but freal, i think its all good charlie wrote that. He says that he wants to get him in the ring, which implies gloves and rules, so it would be wack if he gets fined

  • flipnoyce

    If I’m getting paid millions of dollars a year why would that stuff bothered me. Only kids cry when they’re being pick on, and usually its the one that cries the most who has alot to say. Its always been part of KG’s game to thrash talk so that’s a given.He embarrassed you on the court for the world to see n all you can do is cry on TWITTER. Man up CV, you sound like a lil girl. Or would you prepare KG calling you a lil sissy. If I can make atleast half of what CV make a year KG could bitch slap me untill I pass out n call him the mother f***ing man!!!

  • Michael

    ^^ JD you are exactly right.
    If nothing else this shows his trash talking really does affect other players and he gets inside their head. Maybe a bit too far with cancer talk but he was doing his job and Charlie V couldn’t handle it. Surely worse things have been said on court by players and like someone had previously pointed out ‘he’s like a cancer to his team’ has been used a lot by sports analysts, what makes that ok and this not? Especially since analysts say it on recorded video and KG said it oncourt where he thought, rightfully so, it would stay.

  • http://facebook.com/tronjohnson Chief

    This is hilarious, Ticket just won my laugh. CV needs to get some tougher skin and fire back at him on the court. Win some games, just plain be the bigger man in that situation.

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    KG is, and always has been, an a**hole. And he will always be.

  • rikson

    KG has always trash-talked, but against the pistons of 2010..?! Seems like he personally gets a kick from being an as*hole (on court)…

  • John

    Haha, if one of us says Charlie V looks like a cancer patient then it’s considered funny, but when G does it it’s not? Come on …

  • Tim

    you idiost, KG was calling CV a cancer to his team and the league, he wasnt taking a shot at cancer patients because hes lost loved ones as well so calm down

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  • http://google c_cantrell

    jus shut up b*tches

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