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Kevin Garnett Statement on Villanueva Issue

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Kevin Garnett released a statement today regarding the incident with Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva. Following the Celtics' 109-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons, Villanueva tweeted that Garnett called him a "cancer patient"Here's what Garnett had to say:

"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."