Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 1/10/13
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This is a coach that is coming to the defense of a player who once told Tim Duncan happy mother’s day during a free throw attempt when he knew his mother had died from cancer. This is also a player who called Charlie Villanueva a “cancer patient”, but Doc Rivers would like you to believe he would never cross the line. “Guys, you know how this works,” Rivers said. “A guy does something crazy like Carmelo did, and the way to get out of trouble is to say, ‘Well, he said this.’ It happens all the time, and what bugs me about this whole thing is this is not a Kevin Garnett issue. And it was made into one, and it shouldn’t have been made into one.” “It’s pretty crude, I can tell you,” Rivers said. “Out there at times, you hear some crazy stuff. But when it gets racial or personal to family, then that crosses the line. But I’m going to say it again: In this case, that didn’t happen. “(Garnett) does (know where the line is). He does. I will say that. I’ve never heard him cross the
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