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Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:54 am
Edited on: February 8, 2012 12:04 pm
 
Perkins didn't mind getting dunked on, he just didn't like the reaction. (Getty Images)
Posted by Royce Young

For almost 24 hours after Blake Griffin detonated a dunk over him, Kendrick Perkins trended worldwide on Twitter. Griffin's dunk changed Perkins' reputation from the tough guy in the paint to the guy that got posterized.

No bother to him though, he says. Via Yahoo! Sports:
"If I was in the same position, in the same rotation, I’m going to jump again and again and again,” Perkins told Yahoo! Sports. “I don’t care. A lot of people are afraid of humiliation or don’t know how to handle embarrassment or would even get embarrassed. I don’t care.

“I’m the same Perk you’re going to see. I’m still going to sign autographs the same way. I ain’t going to change. The people that move out the way and stuff are the people who have insecurity problems.

“That’s my job. How will my teammates look at me if next time I just back out the way and just let him dunk when I’m supposed to be defensive-minded, a shot-blocker? That would be a coward move on me. He’d just have to dunk on me again.”

One thing that did bother Perk though? LeBron James' reaction to Griffin's dunk. Specifically, his excited tweet about it that said, "Dunk of the Year! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!!! Wow! I guess I’m No. 2 now. Move over #6.” LeBron of course talking about his dunk over John Lucas III.

Said Perkins:
"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.”

One thing to note: I think the reason you don't see Kobe or Michael Jordan tweeting is because they aren't on Twitter. Just a theory.

But Perk's sour grapes here about LeBron seems a bit petty to me. A lot of players tweeted about Griffin's dunk, including Chris Paul, Magic Johnson and Kevin Love. I do see Perk's point though in that the way LeBron's tweet was worded makes it seem like LeBron is a tad vain.

The Heat play the Thunder March 25. That game was already must-watch, but it's got another storyline with it now. I think LeBron might try to Mosgov and Lucas Perkins all that the same time.

Comments

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:24 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Also i thought to slam dunk, i shen u hold the ball when u push it thru the rim. Which blake griffin does not do,




Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:22 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Perkins needs to shut up. He got a facial from Blake and I couldn't have picked a better athlete for that to happen to!
He walks around with a scowl on his face all the time trying to intimidate someone and when someone not only doesn't
go for his, " I'm mean" routine and posterizes him, he crys like a little girl about it.

Well, he is now forever infamous for being THE Blake Griffin dunk victim and he should just inbrace it and move on. What's wrong Mr. Mean? You get your feelings hurt?? Your a thug who got a monster facial and you will now forever be known to be Blake Griffin's dunk b!tch! Hahahahahahaha



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:18 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Is that not a offensive foul on Blake as the picture in this shows.  He has his left arm on his jersey pushing him down and out of the way.  Props to Blake for going in hard like that but really did perkins ever stand a chance?  Saw the dunk in real time "if really a dunk"  and first reaction is perkins got mauled for just going straight up. 



Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:15 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Awesome post Dude!!!




Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:09 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Lebrons a media whore who needs to be relevant by trying to be relevant. To the vast majority of people in this country and around the world he is the "Poster Boy" for selfish rampant narcissim



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:08 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

It was a great play.  Can we move on now.  Thanks



Since: Feb 8, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:04 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

perkins wouldnt say a damn thing if it wasnt his face on blakes poster,lebron saw a hell of a dunk and comented on it.whats wrong with giving props when there deserved?



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:00 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Props to Perkins.  LeBron really is a jackazzzz.  I don;t care how much a fan of him, u may be, hes a jackazzzzz.... to like A-Rod proportions



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:54 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

"One thing to note: I think the reason you don't see Kobe or Michael Jordan tweeting is because they aren't on Twitter. Just a theory."

well that's beucase they are not on twitter in the first place seeking attention.

james, on the other hand, should worry about not choking in the finals.




Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:50 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

And for the reocrd, Mosgov got a little revenge last week and put Griffen o the ground trying to dunk.  For the rest of the game Griffen was not a factor,,,,,, seems protecting the paint works, Griffen even admitted later that it got in his head a little,,,, I guess next time he goes in for one of those dunks someone should give him the hard foul early in the game and take care of that,, then it wont be an issue.


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