Van Gundy: Don't tweet your trash
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Stan Van Gundy believes what is said on the court should stay on the court.
The Orlando Magic coach voiced strong opposition yesterday to Detroit's Charlie Villanueva tweeting alleged trash-talking comments that Boston's Kevin Garnett made during a game. Van Gundy said that it "doesn't seem like the adult way to handle it," and that Villanueva needs to act more like a "grown man" and respond privately to Garnett.
"There's a lot of things said out on the court, and I'm sure in all sports in a very competitive environment, that if people knew all of it they would find a lot of it inappropriate," Van Gundy said.
Villanueva posted on his Twitter site earlier this week that Garnett called him a cancer patient during the Celtics' 109-86 road win. Villanueva suffers from alopecia universalis, a medical condition that results in hair loss; he does not have hair on his head.
Garnett denied the accusation and later released a statement that said his comment to Villanueva was, "You are cancerous to your team and our league."
Van Gundy didn't defend Garnett's alleged comments but felt it was inappropriate for Villanueva to tweet them; Van Gundy does not use Twitter.
"Tweeting it? I don't get that," Van Gundy said. "I'm from a different generation, I guess, but I don't get it. I don't know why anybody would want to know, 'Hey, I'm heading out to the movies.' So I don't get it, period."
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