Time to rid sports lexicon of 'cancer'

Updated: November 4, 2010, 7:52 AM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

It's time to retire the word "cancer" from sports talk. Send it up to the rafters of the Boston Garden, just like all those old jersey numbers.

We know it's time because we've seen Kevin Garnett's response to Charlie Villanueva's angry tweet that Garnett called him a "cancer patient" during the Celtics-Pistons game Tuesday night. Garnett's statement in which he denied calling Villanueva a "cancer patient" but instead said, "You are a cancer to your team and to the league," lets us ...

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