Garnett issues statement on Villanueva

November, 3, 2010
11/03/10
4:46
PM ET

Kevin Garnett on Wednesday afternoon responding to allegations by Charlie Villanueva that KG called him a "cancer patient" during Tuesday's game. Here's the statement from Garnett:

“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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