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Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

Posted on: January 4, 2011 8:05 am
Edited on: January 4, 2011 8:08 am
 
Kendrick Perkins pretty much guarantees a Boston Celtics title, Michael Jordan visits David Letterman almost 20 years ago, Kevin Love sets some more rebounding records, Allen Iverson has his paper straight and Delonte West will remain on the shelf for longer than he had hoped. Posted by Ben Golliver.  shootaround
  • Celtics center Kendrick Perkins tells Yahoo! Sports that Boston would have beaten the Los Angeles Lakers in last year's NBA Finals had he not injured his knee. He also says no one can touch the Celtics in a series this year. “In seven games I don’t think we can be beat by any team,” he said. “Too deep. Too much experience. Too many hard-working guys. Too many guys that have a chip on their shoulder.”
  • Washington Wizards forward Andray Blatche, who was involved in a nightclub fight with teammate JaVale McGee in December that led to some talk of him being traded, admitted to the Washington Post that the rumors are affecting his play. "That bothers me some," Blatche said. "But that's the name of the game. I just gotta keep trucking along with it."
  • Boston Celtics guard Delonte West was super ambitious in his hope to return to the court quickly after injuring his wrist earlier this season, but Celtics President Danny Ainge says West's return isn't expected until near the All-Star break in February, according to ESPNBoston.com.
  • Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus with an interesting note: "History suggests that the best teams should have already separated themselves from the pack. Over the six seasons since the NBA realigned for the 2004-05 campaign, 83.3 percent of the teams that led their division as of New Year's Day have gone on to win at least a share of the division title. Via Basketball-Reference.com, all six eventual division champions were on top on Jan. 1, 2010." 
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

Rasheed Wallace gave them more in the 7th game than Perkins ever could have, on offense.  On Defense, Sheed did relatively well & defended well..., i remember Pau shooting the short turnaround jumper with Sheed in his face, KG & a third defender.  Shut up Perkins, and smile once and a while !



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

Maybe if Perkins, the unhappiest player in the world, didnt eat so many donuts, his knee would not have buckled under him like a cheap chair.

excuses are for losers

rings are champions

him and rivers can cry all they want -

scoreboard!



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

If Bynum was healthy a few years ago the Celtics wouldn't have won a championship. If, if was a fifth we'd all be drunk. In the finals you either win or lose, excuses will not get you a ring. Also, every big man on the Celt has knee problems they have more than 2 healthy by the playoffs they're doing well.



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

While I agree you cant say what if to say the Celtics do not have the length to match the Lakers is dumb. Kendrick Perkins, Shaq, Jermaine, and Kevin give us 4 7 footers.

I'm guessing a big reason why the C's went and got more length in the offseason is because they got their ass handed to them on the boards in the last two games of the Finals last year. I do think their size is comparable to the Lakers, the difference is with the exception of Bynum(a big exception mind you)the Laker bigs are younger and more durable. It doesn't matter having the ol' balls O'Neal's if you can't keep them on the court. I get that the C's have been great in the regular season, but it's ahalf court game come playoff time when the C's will need those guys to show up healthy.

None of this matters if the Lakers don;t get their zhit together-which I believe they will. 



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

REFS gave you the game and series ... look at the FT disparity .. that's all you need to know


Cry

I'm sorry, could you repeat that? I couldn't hear you the first time because you were sobbing like a little schoolgirl that just stubbed her toe.

You left out another important stat, crybaby-offensive boards. How about 23-8? It's called boxing out and taking care of the glass. The C's didn't do it, and they lost. Get over it.

As far as this year, I would expect Perkins to say that-especially when he's not playing and doesn't have much else to focus his energy on.



Since: Feb 20, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

Perkins need to STFU shoulda,woulda,coulda loser



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

REFS gave you the game and series ... look at the FT disparity .. that's all you need to know.   The Celts were in full control up 3 games to 2 with Perkins .. with him in game 6 or 7 we easily smoke the Fakers.   This year, the Celts are even better.   Getting bodies back over the next month .. and we will roll of the candy apple Fakers like the Celtic DOOR MATTS that they are.   9 >>> 3 in head to head matchups in the finals ... and we NEVER had to have a series GIFTED to us like the Fakers did last year.  Truth hurts .. sorry.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

Last time I checked Bynum wasn't 100% in the Finals; as a matter of fact is was basically playing on one-leg and was still dunking the ball and outrebounding Perkins.  Perkins would've made a difference, but not a game winning difference.  What sealed the Celtics fate was Fisher's heroics in Boston.  You let a mid-30s guard own you on your own floor.  You can talk about how deep the Celtics were all you want to, but the bottom line was Shrek and Donkey only had one good game out of seven, Ray Ray only had 2 good games out of seven, Pierce was good the entire series but really needed to be great, and KG got outplayed by inferior talent in Odom and Gasol for far to many stretches and couldn't adjust his game with the refs wouldn't allow him to push and grab like he normally does.  As a Lakers fan who watch the Celtics dismantle us in the first Finals matchup I gave the C's credit for being a complete team that just flat out beat two players.  The Celtics were better than LA that year 1-9.  All we had was Kobe and a marginal Gasol who tried to use a knife in a gun fight.  Last season was our year.

Get over it.



Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

While I agree you cant say what if to say the Celtics do not have the length to match the Lakers is dumb. Kendrick Perkins, Shaq, Jermaine, and Kevin give us 4 7 footers.



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Shootaround 1.4.11: Confident Kendrick Perkins

Hey Perkins..if my aunt had balls she would be my uncle!  The world is full of ifs...the Celts lost because they got tired and choked away a lead...they will be a tough team to beat in a seven game series, but if the Lakers are fully healthy there is no way the Celtics can defend the length of the Lakers.  I know..Celtic fans will point out recent Laker losses..but lets get real, this is the regular season and the Lakers will be there come playoff time.


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