You can take the Kendrick Perkins out of Celtic green, but you can’t take the Celtic out of Kendrick Perkins apparently.
The Oklahoma City Thunder center, who had engaged in his share of battles with LeBron James when James was in both Cleveland and Miami, had some sharp words for the Heat forward on Tuesday.
First, the back story. Rewind a week or so when it was Perkins who was on the receiving end of a hellacious dunk from Clippers star Blake Griffin. That dunk led James to tweet (as he’s been known to do) about how amazing the dunk was.
“Dunk of the Year!! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!! Wow!! I guess I’m #2 now. Move over #6” tweeted James.
As you might imagine, this did not go over very well with Perk.
“You don’t see Kobe [Bryant] tweeting,” Perkins told Yahoo’s Marc Spears. “You don’t see Michael Jordan tweeting. If you’re an elite player, plays like that don’t excite you. At the end of the day, the guys who are playing for the right reasons who are trying to win championships are not worrying about one play.”
This, of course, would be a good time to remind you that Perkins earned a championship ring with the Celtics in 2008 and came perhaps within a knee injury in Game 6 of the 2010 Finals of winning another.
Perkins didn’t stop there, though.
“They are also not tweeting about themselves talking about going down to No. 2. I just feel [James] is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him.”
Never change, Perk. Never change.
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“I think the fans would really appreciate another championship more than me passing Hondo.”
–Paul Pierce talking about the prospects of passing John Havlicek on the Celtics’ all-time scoring list after surpassing Larry Bird on Tuesday night.
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