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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.

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bmase19
Since: Aug 5, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 8:34 pm
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Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 8:18 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

America's oldest teenager = Lebron James



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:40 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Yeah, I'm sure you're real educated.



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:32 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

what the hell are you talking about? because people throw money at him makes him "bright enough upstairs"??? Speaking of bright upstairs......wow.



Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:19 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

That college player that dunked on LeBron was Jordan Crawford now a member of the wizards 



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:17 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Lebron is 27, and got a $90 million contract before entering the league. I'd say he's is bright enough upstairs.


TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:13 pm
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:03 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

It wasn't a dunk. It wasn't that impressive. Can we move on now?



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:02 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

and yes, I know I misspelled a few words.



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:58 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Nobody has ever been amune to being dunked on. Perkins is just embarrassed. Just because Lebrons praise for a good dunk by Griffin after a highlight dunk of his own the night before, it's stupid to say that he doesn't play for the right reason, to win a Championship. I doubt Lebron was worried about Perk getting dunked on. Jordan didn't have twitter back then. Kobe probably lost his computer to his ex wifes gold digging momma. Kobe raped a woman. Is that what a player is supposed to do to express his wanting to win? You guess are too stuck being haters. Perk got shown up. That pretty much says it all.


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