Kevin Garnett issued a statement in an attempt to clarify his remarks to Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva Tuesday night. Villanueva said on his Twitter account that Garnett "called me a cancer patient."
In his statement, Garnett said that he told Villanueva, "You are cancerous to your team and our league."
Here's the full statement:
“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.”
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