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Charlie Villanueva
Charlie Villanueva
Position: F
Born: 08/24/84
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $1,499,187
Charlie Villanueva: Real quick…I’d like to address this issue since I still get asked about it. I guess I cannot ignore this, especially with this being my first post of the year…but in response to that fight with Russell Westbrook. So I did not mean to grab him like that, I really wanted to separate him from JJ and protect my teammate. To keep it 100, I am always going to protect my teammate, regardless of who. That is my mentality and I am not apologetic about that. Nothing against Russell, I respect the league and my fellow colleagues, I will simply always have JJ’s back. It might have been a Latino thing.
Charlie Villanueva: “When people ask what it was like to be on the court for The Black Mamba’s masterpiece, and I tell them, “It was like a video game” … I don’t mean it from a visual perspective at all. I don’t need to see it. I saw it. No — when I talk about Kobe’s performance that night, I mean it from the other perspective of video games. That you’re playing against a machine.”
Charlie Villanueva: “Let me start by answering the question that I get asked the most: Yes. Yes, we knew how many points Kobe had. We were focused on the game, don’t get me wrong. In this league, you have to be; there are no nights off. But you also have to understand that this wasn’t just some game in some vacuum. This was a Kobe Bryant game — in January of 2006. Translation: This was one of the greatest players of all time (personally, I have him Top 3: Jordan, Wilt, Kobe) … during his very best run … within his very best season.”
Charlie Villanueva: “Here’s more greatness. Take a look at some of the point totals that Kobe put up in a single stretch, starting with the Dallas game and ending with ours a month later: 62, 37, 45, 48, 50, 45, 41, 38, 37, 51, 37 … 81. Yo. That’s one of the best months ever. Not just in basketball history — in sports history. And listen: Guys were paying attention. Guys around the league were paying very close attention to Kobe that season. Any time you’d see someone, small-talk with someone, from inside the game — teammate, opponent, coach, ex-player, whatever — that was the conversation. How are you … How’s the family … Kobe, man. It was just on the list. And that’s what it was like that whole year — heavy chatter. Once a guy gets to a certain level, the whole league notices.”