Tuesday, March 17, 2009

CV31 wants you to know that he's 'gotta step up'

Charlie Villanueva is a pretty good NBA player. He's averaging 16.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game this season while shooting over 45 percent from the field. But apparently, that isn't enough for him; he also wants you to know that he's paying attention to coach Scott Skiles's message at halftime -- via Twitter.

Using the screen name "CV31" -- Villanueva's initials and jersey number -- Villanueva posted the following message during halftime Sunday:

"In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We're playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up."

I can't say I'm surprised. Gilbert Arenas has admitted to playing online poker in the locker room at halftime. Still, it's pretty funny.

But Skiles obviously wasn't happy about it:

"We made a point to Charlie and the team that it's nothing we ever want to happen again," Skiles said after practice Tuesday. "You know, [we] don't want to blow it out of proportion. But anything that gives the impression that we're not serious and focused at all times is not the correct way we want to go about our business."

Then again, maybe the Bucks should just let him do what he wants. Villanueva had 19 points, seven rebounds, and an assist in an 86-77 win over the Celtics in that game.

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty hilarious. Though I don't see any harm in Villanueva twittering at halftime. I thought Skiles would eat his lunch, but for him that's a pretty tame reaction.