Keep It Clean KG!

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – No one appreciates trash talk the way we do here at the hideout, NO ONE!

But it needs to be trash talk that stays in bounds.

If Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva is giving to us straight about the exchange he had with Celtics star Kevin Garnett Tuesday night, KG is clearly out of bounds with his comments about Villanueva being a “cancer patient.”

Villanueva’s sensitivity to that line of smack talk is well founded. I think we can all agree on that. And for the record KG, Villanueva suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disease that results in hair loss and baldness. More than five million Americans have alopecia, KG, including Villanueva. And while it’s not a life threatening disease, you might want to stay away from trash talking Villanueva or anyone else about that, too.

Respect the game … how about just showing some respect?

At least for the kids!

UPDATE (from NBA.com’s Brian Robb):

Garnett issued a statement through the Celtics organization earlier today, denying an allegation made by Pistons’ forward Villanueva that Garnett refered to him as a “cancer patient” while trash talking during last night’s game. “I would never say anything that distasteful. The game of life is far bigger than the game of basketball,” Garnett said.

78 Comments

  1. joe says:

    first off every last heat fan excuse me ban wagg jumping heat fan the same thing was said last year about boston and they took out orlando the heat and lebron before getting beat by the lakers game 7 the heat will not beat the celtics or LA because one they have no bench two the celtics play hard when it matters the playoffs not the regular season like lebron and bosh thats why they came to the heat wades team because they could not win on there own you watch lebron quit on the cavs and you watch bosh sit out and not help his team the celtics are one and the heat are three big superstars playing together another thing is this if wade goes down who going to help them out ? mike miller who can only shoot 3’s the heat have a lot of holes they need work on and for all those people who is calling kg a dirty basterd one your not going to say it to his face to charlie Villanueva is nothing but a little kid and got butt hurt some body told him the truth all he herd was your a cancer nothing else that he didnt hear wat else was said and he a cancer to the nba because all he does is cry moan and when he left the bucks they went to the playoffs like i said first the heat is not a whole tam and to in deed Villanueva is a cancer to the nba and he will not be in the nba for long because know team wants a cry baby

  2. Sharpharp says:

    What is the difference between saying someone who is dark skin and skinny looks like a african. People in africa don’t have money to eat or other means. But KG was accused of calling someone a cancer patient and he is being trailed by the juror. Get over it; people talk trash.

  3. wade3 says:

    the heats will take da celtics out da celtics is a good team nd dey r a power house with a gd defense but in a 7 game series da heats will win its gone go to 6 or 7 but heats will play da lakers in da finals da celtics only got 2 consistent players nd dats rondo nd pierce shaq wont show up neither will jermaine in da playoffs juss lik last yr if da heats can slow down rondo wit da assist nd make him a scorer da heats will win i hate da celtics cuz everyone on dat team is a sell out besides rondo pierce needs to retire cuz he plays a physical sport nd he always wanna cry on da court

    back to kg he is a great player but wat he said to charlie wasnt good he took dat to far i actually lik da trash talkin in da game it makes it betta but he needs to keep it about basketball but kg is mentally retarded sooooooo idk lol

  4. AKEILA says:

    MIAMI CANT EVEN PLAY THEEY JUS GOT THREE GOOD PLAYERS THEY NOT A TEAM LIKE WHEN THEY PLAYED NEW ORLEANS MIAMI SHOULD BE BLOOWING TEAMS OUT EVERY NIGHT THEY SHOULD BE UNDEAFETED BUT THEY NOT

  5. AKEILA says:

    OMG U SAID KG DONT HAVE NO CLASS THE CELTICS TEAM I S REATRDED AND THAT MIAMI GONE BEAT THEM NEXT TIME WE HAVE NO CHEMSTRY WHAT OK THE MAN SAID WHAT HE HAD TO SAY YALL MAKEING A BID DEAL ABOUT NOTHING BOTH OF THEM IS BALL HEADED SO KG KENEW HE WAS WONG BOTH OF WAS WRONG JUS SHUT UP AND FOCUS ON THE GAME OF BASKETBALL STOP BEING SO CHILDISH SOMETIMES

  6. Fred says:

    @ Elmo
    You sound very stupid with your reasoning. you know what’s bad? It’s uncalled for, KG doesn’t need to go that low to trash Charlie V. Even if he looks like a “cancer patient,” you have to remember the struggles cancer patients go through their medications; although I agree Charlie shouldn’t had told the media (via twitter) this incident, but again, if KG really said it, it’s really proves how low he can get just to get under someone’s skin.

  7. Dr.J says:

    I’m going a little off topic here..
    I will say that Villanueva should let his game do the talking and not his twitter account.
    Seriously, he is massively overpaid and he is overrated. He has the body and built to be great but he’s just not being that player that they envision him to be when he still played for Toronto. His defense sucks and is not that aggressive.
    I think the Pistons shot their own foot when they signed BG and CV. Poor Rip and TP..

  8. Law064 says:

    All of you saying KG is wrong how many of you were there at the game and actually heard what was said? Not 1 of you so it can be a misunderstanding Charlie probably didn’t hear correctly. All of you MORONS that say the celtic’s are to old the heat will beat them go and jump off an overpass into highway traffic. 2 and a half guys can beat a TEAM lol get real. Just wait and see Boston will own these overrated Miami homo’s. D. Wade is the man Bosh is overrated and a NON factor against defensive PF’s. The Queen Lechoke is a JOKE no clutch he really needs Wade because he’s not a closer. I can’t see how anyone thinks he’s better than Kobe lol I hate LA & Kobe but Kobe’s the BEST in the NBA…. KG keep ballin and trash talking I doubt if he actually said that. If he did it was really wrong but as stated by Doc Rivers he said KG didn’t say that. I have to go with that someone who was actually at the game very close to the court… Heat will not make it out the 2nd round

  9. Tenki says:

    Hope KG gets prostrate cancer

  10. Reid says:

    Keep it clean?! This is sport. Trash talking is part of it. What is said on the court, should stay on the court. Maybe if Charlie put the phone down the pistons might win some more games.

    Maybe you could re-title this blog as… “The Knee Jerk”?

  11. DIE KG! says:

    hope you get a cancer of your own KG! so that you know how it feels to be on the loosing end and being mocked. KG’s acting like a whining little kid because some big bully took away his candy. guess who’s the big bully? the lakers! you looser! just keep acting like a looser because you will never win a championship again!
    OLD DOG LOOSER!

  12. Vote LeBron says:

    KG’s a notorious trash talker but i doubt even he would go that far

    • typper says:

      KG has plenty basketball smarts, but being a trash-talker he’s doesn’t have book smarts enough to come up with “cancerous to your team”, That takes intelligence to come up with such a refined statement in the heat of a game.

  13. joe says:

    hey guys, wait till your new 3 kids on the blocks take that ring…….

  14. CeltsD says:

    Waaaaa waaaaa…..I need a bottle of milk because somebody talked about my mama!!! I don’t care about the fact that i’m making millions of dollars to get my !@# kicked by the Celts…I need a teet to suck on because I’m a big baby. He hurt my feelings and now I’m gonna have to spend a lot of my millions and millions on therapy….Waaaaa Waaaa!!! Big Wuss.

  15. miller-miller-knick-killer says:

    I’m sooo sure KG said “you’re cancerous to your team”. Does anyone actually believe this? I’m sorry, but I just can’t see KG(the king of chirps) saying that as a ‘chirp’. KG is an idiot and constantly says and does stupid things on court, I hope he can grow some balls and admit to what he said.

  16. Supercell says:

    KG has been trash talking since way back early in his career. What’s new? I think it’s CV’s problem getting all hyped up and even tweeting it. So childish lol

  17. BIGmatta says:

    Maybe KG had no idea that CV has alopecia…that would change everything then would it not?
    It’s the same as saying “CV you’re an ugly bastard”…is it really news worthy

  18. daveybalds says:

    kg comments are out of line……..cv does not look like a cancer patient he looks like someone with alopecia. anyone who suffers from it im sure would not appriciate being told they looked like a cancer patient and im sure every single cancer patient would love to have allopecia instead of cancer….talk trash about his game, mom, accent…not his illness!

  19. BothWrong says:

    They were both in the wrong. KG has always been a punk-“donkey”. He pulls this BS all the time, so I’m not surprised he went that far. CV shouldn’t have tweeted this out too. Bringing a player-player dispute to the public was just dumb.

  20. robert says:

    miami will get them back easly.

  21. TM says:

    I’m a “patient”. Been watching the game since the 60’s. This man has no class at all. To verbally attack a person because of their disease, no class. Try expending all that negative energy on something positive, we all might remeber you for something other than your mouth. Just like school on Saturday, no class!

  22. LISTEN AND STFU says:

    KEVIN GARNETT DENIED CALLING CHARLIE A ‘CANCER PATIENT’
    FROM WHAT KG SAID, HE TOLD CHARLIE THAT HE IS “CANCEROUS TO HIS TEAM AND THE LEAGUE”

    SO UNLESS YOU WERE THERE AND HEARD HIM SAY IT, OR YOU GOT EVIDENCE, STFU.

  23. LISTEN AND STFU says:

    KEVIN GARNETT DENIED CALLING CHARLIE A ‘CANCER PATIENT’
    FROM WHAT KG SAID, HE TOLD CHARLIE THAT HE IS “CANCEROUS TO HIS TEAM AND THE LEAGUE”

    SO UNLESS YOU WERE THERE AND HEARD HIM SAY IT, OR YOU GOT EVIDENCE, STFU.

  24. tomek says:

    KG just lost it a little . It aint nothin.

    • jbs541 says:

      ahh its simply trash talk everyone does it…..we all judge a book by its cover can’t no one deny it

  25. G says:

    No wonder Garnett had straight D’s in high school. Trash talk is one thing, but to insult someone about have a disease is ignorant.

  26. Truth says:

    Think college could have taught this guy some class?

    • joe says:

      first off you dont no nothing did you go to college and even college cant teach u class ask Villanueva he dirty player and he blowing this up when doc said kevin did not say it he didnt i belive doc over Villanueva and if kg did say it why none of the pistons come out and say yeah i was right there when he said u know why they didn’t cause it didnt happen

  27. Raymond says:

    I’ve been a huge KG fan since abt 10 years ago but I agreed that his comments were insensitive. But Charlie V has caused (purposely?) an outroar by making comments that occur in games public thru’ twitter. Guys say anything in games due to their competitiveness

  28. Mr Sensible aka the new zzanzabar says:

    I appologise, but this article should never have been put out!!! There is no justifacation that Kevin Garnett a long time superstar/hall of famer who works religiously in the communities with kids, said this to Charlie V.. Garnett says a comment like that, and Charlie waits till after the game and goes too “Hangtime” with the complaint? Put it like this. Charlie is on a sad team, having a decent season, so he wanted a little spotlight so he attacked Garnetts character with this rediculous accusation. There is 10 Basketball players, and Three referees on the court at all times….Nobody heard Garnett?? why didnt a altercation erupt? because he wanted to save the peace? then why bring it up afterwords to a nba blogsite? Look at all these morons on here talking about Garnett crying for Charlie…..Charlie grow a pair!! And for the record….im a LAKERS DIE HARD FAN…

  29. Eric says:

    I´m a huge KG Fan from Austria and I hope that something that is said out of context is blown out of proportion.
    This is no trash talk, this is just stupid BS. Hope he did´nt say this for real.

  30. THE REAL CUBA OF BOSTON says:

    im DIE HARD CELTICS and KG fan but i would be 1,000% behind him offering up an apology for that comment ,
    it’s one thing to trash talk, within the game , but those type of comments are out of line. you can say on how is J is horible, and how your about to take him to the rack etcetc, but cancer aids and all those type of comments are not needed for you to trash talk an get in some ones head, KG shame on you for that one , but hey we all make mistakes sometimes, but an honest apology would go over very well. sooner then later.

    • bVegas says:

      SO WHAT. LET’S GET PASS THIS AND PLAY BALL. KG OWES NO ONE AN APOLOGY IF HE SAID IT HE DID NOT LIE “DUDE LOOKS LIKE A CANCER PATIENT AND I AM SURE HE KNOWS IT”. IF YOU CAN’T HANG WITH THE BIG DOGS GET OFF THE PORCH. THIS IS BALL WHETHER IT IS BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, BASEBALL OR TETHERBALL SAY WHAT YOU WANT AND KEEP IT MOVIN. WHEN IS THE NEXT GAME

  31. Adnan says:

    KG atta boy. Charlie does like he is disabled or something. Celtics are all gangstas and speak their minds. Btw, miami will lose to boston in game 6 of ECF. Take to the bank!!!

  32. Big Nuts says:

    KG is the man!! Talking trash is part of the game…its a mind game!….i dont care if you have allopecia or not…your not going to die….suck it and play ball,

  33. D.J says:

    Even though I’m a huge celtics fan and KG fan, this is a very wrong thing to say in my opinion, but for one we don’t know if it’s true or not, and two I want to know what C.V said because I’m sure that KG would not say something like that for no good reason. As for Celtics/KG haters think about it use your head a person would not say this if he wasn’t insulted too and Phil Jackson fans, you guys should criticize Phil Jackson first for comparing Rick Adleman to Hitler first because it’s not like that’s very different compared to what KG said, if he did say it.

  34. jimbo says:

    we cool

  35. jimbo says:

    yo rondo!! my best guy!! i knew it in the beginning your going to be a good player..a good good player bra… and the best thing about it is that u dont act! thats whats up man… not like them huh.. man i watch ur step and move… ur the best! im tellin u man……. so listen to your older brother kevin garnet… i know u know… alright? yo kevin tell him man.. and pierce tell your team… we the best! and allen…….. will do his thing……. buyah!!

  36. jimbo says:

    KG wasnt even saying anything bad about it. Just told him he looks like one.
    People need to get over themselves. These players been playing in the league for a long time, playing with and against each other, so they have that relationship to joke around like that. the league just trys to mess things up with taken it to heart. NBA needs to get over themselves about this whole trash talk thing. Its just what the players do.

  37. jimbo says:

    hey! kg is the man.. u guys have to know that, he is nice coz his my man hhehehe.. i know that braddahs… why? coz im a taurus!! hehhehe thats why……. maybe the trash talk started from them not him.. or maybe its him, but, kevin is nice.. why? coz im a taurus hehhehe…

  38. The Boston Team is a bunch of douche bags! Only one i respect is Rondo! Orlando will have their revenge this season. An KG tisk tisk….bad Karma brotha!

  39. ZachBlank says:

    Miami Suxs. Thats why the Celtics raped them on opening night.
    and KG can trash talk because he is the best, better than charlie. Charlie does look like a cancer patient. No big deal. KG wasnt even saying anything bad about it. Just told him he looks like one.
    People need to get over themselves. These players been playing in the league for a long time, playing with and against each other, so they have that relationship to joke around like that. the league just trys to mess things up with taken it to heart. NBA needs to get over themselves about this whole trash talk thing. Its just what the players do.

    • LAKERFAN says:

      This Guy is an idiot, he should not even be allowed to make a comment here. First of all to say that Miami sucks , proves he is just a hater, nothing in this is about Miami. then to think that people should just be allowed to say what they want without respect to others, show his upbringing is much to bedesired .. I hope he has no kids..
      I am a big KG fan, but it was just wrong, and i am starting to rethink the respect i have for KG..KG has to start keeping his emotions under control..

      • rob says:

        Absolutely. If they’re making players respect the refs to a huge extent, there should definately be some sort of rule to keep disrespecting players under control. Yeah, trash talk is, unfortunately, a part of the game … but that doesn’t make it a good thing, nor does it mean that disrespecting players, especially on such a low and personal level as someones disease, necerssary or acceptable.

  40. there’s no aplogizing for that bit of trash talk…immature and inexcusable

  41. AQUAMAN(THANK ME LATER) says:

    lmfao KG always talks trash to his opponents cause its a MIX of his personality (TAURUS) and where he is from ok. Everyone has different signs and therefore different personalities. Take me for example I am an AQUARIUS just like RAJON RONDO and at OUR BEST we are some of the SMARTEST people you’ll meet.KG is very passionate about his game and his team and its infectious=GREAT LEADER.My mother is a TAURUS and she is the same way very DOMINATING,PASSIONATE,STUBURN,STRONG,RELENTLESS AND READY TO TAKE CHARGE which is why she MAKES 6 FIGGURES.TAURUS people are natural born LEADERS when they know themselves and will force the best out of others through their DETERMINATION and DRIVE. Aquarius people like Rajon Rondo myself are BRANIACS and analyze and break things down until we UNDERSTAND THEM easier than others. The CELTICS have so much TALENT/SIGNS/PERSONALITIES in all the RIGHT PLACES which gives them an EDGE over most of their competition which is why I believe they’re FRANCHISE will win banner 18.

  42. Celtics101 says:

    All u kg nd celtic haters dont even know if its tru
    they just got spanked by the celtics so he wanted attention on suttin else beside the blowout

    • Trent says:

      We dont even know if this is even true. Also why is CV tweeting this?..

      Anyways if it’s true KG is wrong and shouldnt have saidit even if it’s true. Also CV had no business tweeting it. Grow up guys!!

  43. I think Celts is too much for the guys in South Beach… I agree that Heat is very talented at the Guard and Forward Spot but it’s still not enough to beat the Celts and especially the TWO-TIME DEFENDING CHAMPS (LA)! Lakers are on a roll right now. Riley should have thought of getting quality defensive players and a natural Center who can defend the post from Gasol, Bynum, Odom, Trash Talking KG, Shaq and Others…

    • wesey says:

      are you being serious? dont have defensive players? Lebron james is one of the best defensive players in the nba, and d awde as athletic as they come, and chris bosh is good aswell… big Z 7 “3? no center are you stupid?

      • Lakers 3peat says:

        NO WESESY U A DUMBASS….

        I know you just didnt say BIG Z, lol yea thats a damn joke…that guy cant defend Gasol, nor Bynum. Shaq and Howard will just push him around definitely, that guy is old and has no muscle/body mass to go against those guys. And dont judge Lebron being the best just because he catches people with blocks, if you watch his games he is not that intense on defensive, he doesnt hound his man, if anything people are just intimadiated of him.

        BTW BOSH is not a good defender……look at his games in tornoto, and get back at me

  44. Kevis says:

    This is all assuming that it is true. KG has always been a trash talker, his entire career and there is nothing wrong with that. Kove Bryant is known to be the number 1 trash talker in the NBA and everyone loves it. However, there has never been an incident in KG’s illustrious career involving this kind of off court disrespect. This is disgusting, cowardly speaking of a fellow players disease is simply disgusting. I doubt KG ever said anything about Charlie Villanueva’s disorder.

  45. John says:

    You go KG, Who cares about these cry babies. Obviously you got in his head and theres. He is just to sensitive, and he does look like a “Cancer Patient.” I am sure a lot worse has been said by others he just wants some attention since he can’t get any by his skill. and his team is garbage too.

  46. RUBEN says:

    KG RUNS HIS MOUTH TOO MUCH IM SUPRISED HE HASNT GOT POPED IN HIS JAW

    • bVegas says:

      KG is right, dude(CV) does look like a cancer patient. So what if he was called that. my question is what did he do to be called that. i know he wasn’t just standing there sucking his thumb, he was trash talking too. very few of the professional players don’t trash talk so i don’t understand why the hate on KG is it because he’s good at his job and has been since he hit the league. GROW UP the NBA is for real and if you scared stay at home and if you little girlie feelings get hurt get a desk job. Remeber the Bad Boys of Detroit the were called that for a reason. the players throw elbows, they talk trash, and they ball. THE NBA IS FANTASTIC

  47. Elmo says:

    What is the big deal? It’s not like he said something bad about cancer patients. Let’s face it, Charlie has no hair…he looks similar to a cancer patient…does he not? Seems like everything gets blown out of proportion these days. Was what he said really “Highly Offensive” and disrespectful or was it a very good observation by a seasoned veteran? You can spin this thing anyway you want to Mr. Smith.
    -Elmo

    • Anthony says:

      Are you serius? Come on brot’ don’t play the fool about KG’s words…Charlie V, and other player or NBA member deserves more respect, equal any cancer patient.

  48. Jeraldo says:

    KG is pathetic. The heck does he think he is? Just because he has great NBA rep he thinks he can get away with saying things like that. Your comments are not like your illegal screens KG! You lacks class.

  49. Jowo says:

    KG better donate some money to cancer charities, and he better hope he doesn’t get cancer.
    That sh!t was not cool.

  50. Audley says:

    Yes KG, You are an icon and one of the best in the sport, I respect you a lot. If you said that you are wrong. Keep up the good wok though.

    • Ronald says:

      No, KG, you are not an icon, and definitely not one of the best in the sport, and I have no respect for you. You are overrated and you need to go to back to high school where they found you, because you clearly still don’t know how to act.

      • robert zenon says:

        You know I think Charlie is the knucklehead here, for even opening his mouth about it. What did it cause a fight on the court or words exchange. You know if someone asked him about what was said, he could have declined to answer. Insensitive remark to cancer patient maybe to Charlie of course, I think he said it to get under his skin or to be ugly, not to endure himself to this guy at that moment. You know I’m sure a lot of cancer patient would loved to be associated with the problem Charlie has rather than their own. So did it hurt Charlie you bet, hey he looks like a cancer patient, LOL. they should have left that on the court. instead of having you guys call KG everything in the book. Charlie gets an extra elbow and ugly remark at the next meeting. Snitch!

  51. Russell says:

    KG is known for talking his crazy trash but taking a personal attack at someone isn’t needed in the game. This sounds like something that goes beyond the lines of the basketball court. Highly offensive and unnecessary!

  52. dairy says:

    KG is a pansy the whole celtics team is retarded ha ha hope miami takes them down next time!

    • Cameron says:

      Yes! Don’t worry, Miami will shut them down! I always knew KG was a dirty bastard… No class

    • JohnB says:

      haha ya “DAIRY” a bunch of Retards ? nice language. i can see you dont have anyone in your life with retardation. miami heat will not take down the celtics because they are not a TEAM. celtics play together team basketball from the first guy to the last guy. you sound really educated though. good luck watching the heat have a great season AND THEN AGAIN BECOME KNOCKED OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS BY THE BOSTON CELTICS !!!

      • LJames says:

        yes the heat will bite the dust i promise you that!

      • dan straight i dunt care whar KG sed NO TEAM IN THE LEAGUE plays like boston. trust me, the celtics have chemistry that no one in the league has sooo SHUTUP miami is gunna get slapped

      • Oz fan says:

        ^^^^^ Couldn’t even spell the name of your gay team right!!! hahaha

        ‘cleitcs fan 123’….. more like douchebag 123

      • Mao Yang says:

        Celtic fans are so stupid if they think they’re Celtics will be beat the Heat if they play them in the playoffs, kus sorry but the Celtics are too old to be playing well late in the season because Garnett and Pierce and Shaq and Jermaine and others on the team are too old to be healthy and be playing good late in the season. Just look at last year, the Celtics barely got passed first round then second then lost to the Ffakers Lakers. Now the Heat on the other hand has superstars on their team that is in their prime. James, Bosh, and Wade don’t even need rest during the game so remember when I said the Celtics won’t even go past first round in the playoffs.

      • Lakers 3peat says:

        This is for Mao Yang

        U jus sound like another HOP ON …BAND WAGON..type, you think just because DWADE and JAMES together mean thats an instant championship???? Yea you cant be a real basketball fan, because anyone would know that a team just loaded up with TALENT doesnt ulimately get wins, they need to have chemistry and yeah the Celtics are a tad old, but they got 4 1st ballot hall of famers that know how to win games, been in the situation before

        DONT U SEE WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR, for the past two years, 09′ and 10′ championships EVERYBODY just thought it was gonna be LEBRON LEBRON LEBRON, everybody wanted to see him go against KOBE, but that fool couldnt even get to the finals, and his team was not bad, that garbage he played with back in 04-07 is what you call a TRASH ROSTER, LEBRON just couldnt get it done. Everybody said the Celtics were old last year and they put the “BELOVED KING” out on his ass, they will do the same again, I love DWADE and BOSH was my man since Georgia Tech, but with James there the Heat dont deserve to win anything….REAL TALK!!!