Kendrick Perkins is not having a good couple of weeks.
First, he takes some shots at Chris Webber dropping the “until you get a ring keep my name out ya mouth” despite the fact that he was the 7th or 8th player for his Celtics championship team and Webber was a bonafide superstar during his playing days.
The dunk took Perkins’ soul, and may have temporarily broken Twitter, but it was one tweet that got the usually salty Kendrick Perkins saltier.
James was referring to his dunk the night before where he jumped clear over John Lucas III but according to Perkins, King James needs to be a humble superstar.
“You don’t see Kobe [Bryant] tweeting,” Perkins said. “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.
“They also are 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.”
Obviously, Perkins is not a follower of @Shaq
Perkins was asked if he would challenge Griffin again given the opportunity. Predictably, his answer was yes, but he couldn’t leave it at that. It was the answer you would expect, but when he throws in the LeBron part, he comes off as a guy who thinks he is actually better than his 5 points per game average this season would indicate.
Here is some free advice for Kendrick Perkins.
You are lucky that Timofey Mozgoz exists or else we would be taking about how the next guy Griffin dunks on “got Kendrick’d”. You are a nice, solid player who has carved out a decent career as a back up center. You are the NBA equivalent of a left handed reliever, as long as your limited skill set doesn’t diminish quickly, you’ll be able to play for several more years.
The reason you got Mozgov’d was because you went up and challenged Blake Griffin like a man. I have no doubt that given the chance you would do it again and risk the posterization, but leave the talking about your emotions to Dr. Phil. You come off as bitter that you aren’t as great as you were in your head growing up.
And for the love of god, stay off Twitter. People think you deleted your account after the Blake dunk, but around these parts we know it happened some time after you engaged my boss, Rob Littal, in a war of words you couldn’t win just because you are an NBA player. Your skin isn’t thick enough for social media.
I would hate to see what would happen if you had fumbled in the NFC Championship game or dropped a pass in the waning minutes of the Super Bowl.