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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: Feb 2, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:42 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Isn't Lebron the one that Got DUNKED  over by a college player and tried to HIDE it    LOL



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:27 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Perk should have blocked the dunk instead of getting torched in front of everyone. Then we wouldn't have to hear this to begin with. Lebrons dunk was better anyways. 



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:23 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

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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.”



Kendrick Perkins hit the nail on the head with the above statement.  LePunk will never be the competitor of the likes of MJ or KB.  He will forever be LePippen to Wade.  He could not lead Cleveland to the promised land and now he turned the reins over to Wade to be a leader.  You gotta love how the moron referred to himself in the third person.  What a joke.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:18 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Hey LeBron you are NOT NO MJ.



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:03 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Now that definitely would be hilarious!!!1



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:02 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

A recent interview with Larry Bird on the other network, Larry legend said that Lebron is the best player in the game today. 



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 6:02 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Agree.......now that would be totally hilarious



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:59 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

LeBron said something!  Quick!  Lets all over-react and spew our never ending hate!!!!!




Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:54 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Every time someone bashes Lebron, it is only a hidden admission of jealousy and anger that he doesn't play on your team.



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:53 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

The world has gone to hell if the only thing that makes the news these days is a bunch of spoiled, millionares tweeting every thought that comes through their shallow minds.


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