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Garnett

Flunking Trash Talk 101

So Charlie Villanueva of the Pistons claims Kevin Garnett called him a "cancer patient" the other night, a charge Garnett unconvincingly denies.

Thought the First: Garnett might as well have slapped a baby and taken his candy. Using "cancer patient" as a slur is every bit that low.

Thought the Second: Plus, as trash talk goes, it's weak.

I mean, really. "Cancer patient"? What is that, KG? Besides hugely inappropriate, that is?

Everybody says Garnett has a rep for trash-talking, but judging from this, it's a rep that's grotesquely overblown. And so, as a public service (the Blob is way big on public services), here are a few suggestions to help KG actually become a viable trash-talker:

"Why, Charlie. I didn't realize you were on the floor."

"Who taught you to post up? Gumby?"

"Boston Harbor is that way. I assume that's where you were aiming that shot."

"But keep shooting. My rebound numbers could use some plumping up."

Ben Smith's blog.

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