Former Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin is denying that he tweeted a wish for his personal "haters" to develop full-blown AIDS and die on Sunday.
"All Haters should catch full-blown AIDS and Die! Do the world a favor! and rid us of you all!" Kenyon is alleged to have tweeted, following NBA commissioner David Stern's decision to cancel the first two weeks of the new season because of an unresolved labor dispute between team owners and players.
Although it is unclear exactly who Martin was addressing with such choice words, according to USA Today, his Twitter account has been taken down. Since then Martin has denied ever making such remarks, "This is Kenyon folks, I didn't write that about the AIDS!"
Controversy is not new to Martin who over his career, has had a rocky relationship with the media and basketball executives. When the Denver Nuggets failed to offer Martin a contract extension before the labor dispute, the veteran player opted last month to sign a one-year deal to play in China - and vented his frustration toward his former team.
According to Yahoo Sports, when asked about his team's contract situation Martin responded, "That's their problem. They made that bed. Guess what? Let them lie in it."