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.