Charlie Villanueva says he's not a dirty player, Isaiah Thomas is just a 'little dude'

Flagrant two? Make it a three. - Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Charlie Villanueva was fined $25,000 for his flagrant two foul on Isaiah Thomas on Tuesday night. Thomas called it a dirty play by a dirty player, to which Villanueva responded by defending himself and making fun of Thomas' stature.

Charlie Villanueva's flagrant two on Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas cost him what might have been a special game (he had nine points in 11 minutes) and $25,000. After the game, Thomas slung some mud, calling the play a dirty one by a dirty player.

On Thursday, Villanueva responded to the call and Thomas' claim [quote via Detroit News]:

"Dirty player? Not at all," said Villanueva. "It was an open lane, I tried to block it. He's four-foot-11, 100 pounds soaking wet, so it looks bad." [...]

"He came after me. I learned my lesson after the last time (laughs), I wasn't gonna do anything," Villanueva said. "I'm not trying to hurt anybody out there."[...]

"He said what he had to say, it's over and done with," Villanueva said. "I expected just a regular foul. I got kicked out. I think it was a little too harsh and now I'm going to go through the (appeals) process. He's a little dude, so it looks worse than what it is."

In the words of Ben Gordon,"oh shit." Although I'm in agreement with Villanueva, for the most part, I think if you live in a glass house, you probably shouldn't throw stones.

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