Kevin Garnett: Did His Cancerous Trash Talk Go Too Far?

November 4th, 2010 by Jack Winter Leave a reply »
Kevin Garnett is known as one of the fiercest competitors in the NBA not only today, but also league history.

Usually when he pounds his chest like a gorilla, smashes his head against the goalpost, shouts what seem like tribal obscenities after a big play, or even gets on all fours and snarls at an opposing player, fans and peers alike brush it aside.

Whether you like it or not, his incredibly intense and demonstrative behavior doesn't hurt anyone, in the long run.  In fact, many think it's refreshing that Garnett exhibits such passion and fire all 82 games of the season.

However, after news broke that KG called Charlie Villanueva a "cancer patient" while talking trash, it's time to reevaluate his on-floor demeanor

(By the way, whether or not Villanueva was right in airing on-court discourse between players is also arguable.  That's fodder for another time.)

How a smart player like Garnett could be so obtuse when it comes to the most deadly disease in the world today seems almost unbelievable.  Of course, after the accusations made headlines early yesterday morning, he quickly issued a statement clarifying his co ...

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